...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 week 4 hours ago||Milwaukee||
Good point, jmblue, but also remember who else will be in Milwaukee: the Badgers. Even though we won't be in their region, they almost certainly will get to play there.
If UW is there, it'll be an overwhelmingly Badger crowd, and thus an anti-Mich one. Whether that would bother our players is another story, but there's certainly no upside to it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Milwaukee isn't favorable||
Mich was booed mercilessly there in '96 (first-round loss to Texas). Mich folks don't consider Wisconsin a rival but Bucky does not see it the same way. Plus it isn't all that close; Mich fans won't drive in droves. We'd be better off in Buffalo.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's fair to say||
...that recruiting has slowed a bit. Yes, it's a smaller class, but there have been zero commits since the 2013 football season started, even though they could have fit a couple more players in. The last two years, there were 5-6 commits between September and signing day.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||the football bust||
It also should be noted that Gibbons attended the football bust on Dec. 9. He spoke there too, according to The Wolverine. That would suggest the football program still considered him in good standing with the team at that point.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Glasgow||
He'll be an RS junior, but your point holds.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Richardson||
Should be an RS sophomore. He didn't get in any games in 2013, according to the player participation logs.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The DL||
What worries me about 2014 is the tackle spots may still be much like Brian described. (Albeit with Henry a year older.)
Unless Pipkins is healthy, the other tackle spot will again be a converted DE (Wormley), undersized redshirt freshmen (Poggi, Hurst) or good-sized players who are marginal (Ash, R. Glasgow). There's also Mone, but I'm not sure how much you can expect out of a true freshman at NT.
It sounds a lot like the same questions we had going into 2012 and 2013.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The fifth spot||
Braden is indeed the X-factor, but at this point, our expectations for OL who haven't played much should be super ultra modest.
Although most of the shuffling has been on the interior, remember that when Lewan got hurt at Penn State, it was Magnuson who came in at tackle. Magnuson was ahead of Braden despite being relatively undersized.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Speed-wise, Wheatley = Robinson||
Michigan's track record book says Wheatley ran the 100 in 10.46. Robinson did a 10.44 in high school. Robinson ran a 6.81 60m at least once, according to U-M's site; Wheatley's best time was 6.80, although that was converted from 55m.
So they're basically equal, which shows what a ridiculous athlete Wheatley was. The guy was 25 pounds bigger.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Agreed. But...||
There's a reason Black and Roh are playing 3-tech and SDE despite being undersized. If the coaches had faith in the DL depth, they wouldn't have rearranged the line to avoid relying on it. And if the coaches lack faith, fans should as well.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||USA/Spain||
Everyone ignores the Confed upset, but it wasn't like Spain had its B team there. Pretty much everyone played save Iniesta (their best guy, granted, but still).
|2 years 29 weeks ago||A fine list, but but but...||
What about Spots?!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||stickers...||
It's fine to be anti-stickers, but it's silly to quote "The team, the team, the team" as justification. That's using a Bo quote to discredit a Bo practice.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Poor Eastern.||
Being in the FBS obviously isn't going so well, but I'm not sure moving to the FCS (which the author didn't suggest, but others did) is the answer either.
Where would Eastern play? There are no Michigan FCS schools. The closest ones are Dayton and Youngstown, which are both a good three hours away. If Eastern moved to the Missouri Valley—the most attractive conference in the region—only three conference schools would be less than a 7-hour bus ride away (YSU, Indiana State and Illinois State).
So while they'd be saving money on scholarships, they'd also be burning quite a bit by going from a bus league to an airplane one. It probably would make more sense to go down a step further to D-II, where there's a more reasonable landing spot (the GLIAC) and a few peer institutions (Wayne State, GVSU, Ferris).
|2 years 50 weeks ago||It'll be interesting to see||
It'll be interesting to see how that plays out. The attitude toward Michigan in B10 territory is reliably ornery. In Milwaukee at the '96 hoops tourney, the crowd booed The Victors every time it was played.
|3 years 20 hours ago||Jimmy King response|