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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Harrison had a really clear look||
Levert got back out impressively quickly once it was clear Harrison was pulling the trigger, but Harrison had ample chance to eye that shot, unfortunately. We'll never know if he would have hit that shot if Levert was in his business from the get-go, but Harrison definitely was able to set up, eye, and fly unmolested.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is why tourney success is overvalued.||
Last year's top-half of the B10 was pretty clearly better than this one's. And yet only Michigan went really deep in the 2013 tournament. Matchups and the random stuff that happens in a single-elimination tourney winnowed out some really good teams.
So yes, 3 B10 teams in the Elite 8 appears to offer solid support for the conference being the best in hoops this year (and just see how much tougher the league is next year when both UMD and Rutgers join up! Oh boy!), but, if not a one had made it this far, the conference would still have been the best in college basketball.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It's the skin lotion he uses||
Smells great, too.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I lived down there a long time ago||
and in the early 80's many people in south central Indiana got the Louisville Courier Journal paper - there was a 'southern Indiana' edition with plenty of IU sports news, but it covered UofL sports, too. At that time people in my neck of the woods were about as likely to go to Louisville as Indy when they wanted to hit town, even though both were equidistant. Of course, Louisville as a lot more interesting than Naptown back then.
That said, once you got out of the New Albany-Jeffersonville area just north of the river I don't think many people followed the Cards closely. The hills down there were always pretty cream and crimson. As an IU alum I have long wished the Hoosiers maintained a regular game with the UofL, but I guess it wasn't... in the cards.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||All caps M athlete Twitter king?||
Marques Slocum. And there wasn't even Twitter when he was around the program. Just the concept of a Marques Slocum daily tweet is enough to put him at the top of the list.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I largely agree with this||
As an IU alum, I'm bothered by a number of things about Tom Crean, including how he shuffled people out in his second and third year running the program. Crean has definitely skirted the line on oversigning. However, Brian overstates a couple of things here:
Given his knee issues, Creek probably shouldn't be playing basketball; regardless, he cheered on the team from the sidelines for years and earned his bachelors at Indiana. He did get on the floor last year on a much better team than this one. Crean did not run him off.
Abel was going to be a key piece of the team - Jamiemac makes the case well, and I'd add that Remy hit some ridiculous 3 point percentage before B10 play last year. He was not run off.
Crean certainly didn't run off Luke Fischer, who transferred late this past fall. Luke was in the rotation. A fair question is, why are so many guys who earned minutes on the court transferring? That does concern me at least. But it's not an oversigning issue.
Ron Patterson is the kid who ended up at Syracuse. Due to academic issues from high school, Ron had to take a summer course at IU before his freshman fall semester, and he didn't do well enough to be admitted. That was a university rule. It had nothing to do with the IU athletic department.
Brian didn't bring up the Matt Roth situation, but others have on this site. Matt Roth got his bachelors at IU. Matt got his masters at IU. He spent four years on the sideline and the court, and talked on Senior Day. Like many IU fans, I think the team could have used another year of Matt Roth, but I don't think he was mistreated by Indiana University or Tom Crean. If Matt felt that way, he hid it pretty well, since he came back to help out at basketball camp the next year.
Most of the Tom Crean hate around here, and around the league, springs from how he acts on the sideline, and that he's kind of a weird looking guy. The first is at least somewhat legitimate, while the second is sophomoric at best. There are real issues with oversigning under Crean's tenure, and, I think, real issues with kids not staying in the program, but the past two years are berefit of examples of Indiana running off kids to make room for others.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Randle El was more of a receiver/returner guy in the NFL||
He did complete 22/28 passes (16/18 for the Steelers!) with 6 TDs. Mostly he was a speedy all-round athlete and solid football player. I don't see Miller lining up at receiver much, though - he'd seem to be more a running back kind of guy who can throw some, and I doubt he's prototypical enough to excite a lot of NFL teams in that role.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||His comment had nothing to do with Michigan.||
IU alum here. His comments concerned Jeff Meyer's actions while an assistant coach at IU under Kelvin Sampson. Regardless of what Meyer may have done at Indiana (and I hold Sampson largely responsible for, yes, wrecking our program), Crean should never have confronted him, and indeed he apologized to Meyer right after the game.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Well, from those pictures maybe.||
If we spent some time traveling around Alabama we'd see the proportion of cute in that fanbase is maybe not so high.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||A top choice for camping||
The name says it all. It's in cans, which has advantages in the wild, and yes, you can enjoy it for hours at a time. It's also a good change of pace beer - IPA is not usually my go-to, and my wife is not a fan - but you can mix it in nicely with other things at tailgates and cookouts.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Good catch - I couldn't see what happened there.||
Huge night for Sparty.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||David Boston comes to mind.||
But as a team? No, I think you're on to something here.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Was that George Perlis in an OSU jacket?||
sure looked lik it.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Why play the safeties so far off?||
We had 6 in the box - or 7 when OSU had a loaded backfield - and were playing down a man.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||His nose is pretty big||
for Voldemort, but yes, I see where you're coming from. Wonder where he keeps his horcruxes?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I've really enjoyed P-CP this season||
thanks guys. Sometimes a dose of non-bayesian modeling is needed to maintain the balance.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It's so reassuring to see John Cooper on the sidelines||
He's like that mythical father figure. No matter how it's going on the field, when they cut back and you see Cooper over there, you feel warm and secure, with faith that everything's going to be a-ok.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I checked before I posted||
and you are correct. I didn't mean for my post to appear to be sniping at the OP; I'm just grumpy about football lately and was annoyed by the content. Still... Jhon? Really? It's just impractical - everyone must spell that kid's name wrong.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Tahnks for the update.||
I wonder waht plan C is?
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||Interesting idea.||
A 'play make' list for the past couple of games would fit on an index card. Seems like it'd be a much easier job.
In seriousness, this might suggest the general mindset - that it's more about minimizing mistakes than rewarding great individual plays. This may boil down to the execution issue. If the right play is called and execution is average, the play ought to gain yards. Great individual plays might spring it, or they might not help that much. But rubbing out mistakes means you get predictable gains. I bet most OCs like predictability more than they like big plays... and I bet Al falls in the first group.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Corgi, isn't it?||
Corgis seem to be this decade's golden retriever. Get one before they're overbred!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||You're right, and it's more than a technical difference||
as it does sometimes come up. Thanks for correcting my off the cuff answer.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Beautiful place, man!||
A little more exotic than N. Michigan, too. I hope your view on the game works out!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Is Nick's headshot photo taken at Sleeping Bear Dunes?||
the background kind of looks like Glen Lake from up on the scenic drive.
Yes, I am not real into football right now, but am I right?
|22 weeks 19 min ago||You need exactly 7 guys on the line||
The only ones who are eligible are the guys on either end. A covered player is one who is on the line with at least one player outside of him on the line. If Funchess is on the line with another receiver on the line outside of him, he is covered and is not eligible.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting perspective||
I appreciate your post. Having never owned season tickets to anything, I consequently have no leverage with any athletic department. While the average season ticketholder has very little leverage, the actions of many of them will speak loudly.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Great point - whoever had to sit in the film room||
watching the 2013 Michigan offense earned their pay last week. After the first two series I switched over to the IU game, as I don't get paid to watch horrid playcalling.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I remember Demetrious hitting a 60 yard TD||
to McMurtry fot win against OSU. How many TDs have you scored against the Buckeyes?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I'm grilling up on the roof today||
so I'd say the steaks are... pretty high.
Michigan isn't going to the B10 title game. This is not a Rose Bowl season. That possibility ended in OT against Penn State. And frankly... it's for the best. Do you really, really want to see this team go up against Stanford or Oregon? You really don't want to see that. You don't want the rest of the country seeing it, either.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It is a good writeup.||
I don't see anything there to disagree with.