"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I loved Dave Brown||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ann Arbor/Saline/Dexter/Whitmore Lake||
If you're working in Dearborn, stay close to work and Ann Arbor, what could be better?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I like him.||
While he is playing against competition that is far from elite, I'm sort of believing the 4.35 thing as he makes slow high school safeties look really, really slow ..... way, really, really slow ..... borderline extraordiarily way, really, really slow.
This would be a kid for sure that I'd give the chance to pick his position coming in.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wait a minute ........||
..... are you sure that this is legal?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||John Kolesar or Tony Boles ... I can't decide||
Only Denard made more huge plays in big moments than Johnny Kolesar.
Tony Boles was a man among boys, posessing just an incredible combination of acceleration and strength. He would likely have made the argument about who's the greatest of all time had he not blown out his knee.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Play-off Hockey||
The refs start practicing swallowing their whistles sometime around the second week of March and play-off hockey subsequently breaks out.
Cooper knows this and his boss for damn sure knows it. He's just working the refs some in advance of the game.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm taking Glen Rice because .....||
Glen Rice in a John Beilein offense would be a carpal tunnel threat to scoreboard operators everywhere.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'd have a higher opinion of Funchess||
If he had blocked somebody, anybody on some, any running play ..... pretty much any year, injured toe or not.
Great hustle demonstrated on the Gif notwithstanding. Can you imagine if he had had Tae Odoms heart?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Your top two guys ..... arguably go down.||
At minimum they're your best and third best players in a game where you only get to play five at a time.
And we have people around here whining, while calling it constructive criticism, about the year JB is having.
I would say, "Unbelievable!!!!!" Except that, it's not.
Sons and daughters of the morons who were hot to fire Saint Bo the year he went 6 and 6.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Among the issues with Burns' tournament run||
was that the Saad brothers were effectively rentals. Two decent kids for the most part that hardly bothered to even pretend that they were in school, especially Soony.
I don't think Chaka is hitting the state clubs very hard, which is ignorent as the state of Michigan routinely has a third or more of the the regional pool players at ODP, even with the Acadamy kids sitting it out. There are now four real tough clubs from top to bottom in the state of Michigan and the next tier can be very tough also depending on the year. Nova's U-17 team which bouncess between 5 and 12 in the state rankins forever, went to Indiana last fall for a showcase and pounded three top ten Indiana club teams, two in their top 5. They won by a cumulative 10/11 to 2/3 one of those goals given up was an own goal.
Burns' camp was never great, Chaka's isn't notably better which is a shame as both Indiana and Notre Dame run big time camps that are full of Michigan club kids. We have never seen him or even caught a whiff of him at the Spring tournaments, even at the Diamond or Fve Star divisions, we do see and hear about the MAC guys. Clearly he's pulling some of the national kids, but if they are playing .500 soccer and then not sticking, what's the point?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Canadian Oil Sands||
COS on the Toronto or COSWF on the pink sheets. A not brilliantly led company with the one asset that is almost impossible to screw up, proven oil reserves in the ground with infrastructure in place to mine it. Oil is beat down, the idiot neocon/libs want to start a war in the hope of covering up the fact that they are theives and fuckups, It has traditionally paid a nice dividend that has recently been cut dramatically in the face of falling prices but will likely be restored in the reasonable future. It is at or near it's historic bottom going back even to it's days as a trust. Posiibly, the one buy and hold stock that's out there presently.
With regards to that global warming thing people are worrying themselves over and as anybody in the East will tell you lately, warm is better.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I would think that this team is embarrassed||
And were getting after it in a big way before Tolbert was even hired. No bowl practice meant extra time in the weight room. And while there was no officially hired S&C coach in there, they were being supervised by someone for sure, it might have even been Wellman retained for purposes of running the weight room while we were in between coaching staffs. I don't recall one way or the other if he was told to empty out his desk with the football staff.
It's no suprise to me that people improved and I'm seriously doubtful that Tolbert had a lot to do with it in the short time he was here.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I like it.||
SunTzuBall, a term that's time has come.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Montezuma Georgia||
I feel bad for this kid. I've been to Montezuema Georgia, it's barely a dusty, wide place in the road. There is no doubt in my mind that this kid was seriously believing in Ulbrich in order to commit to UCLA. I guarantee you he is flipping between terrified and hard-on every time he thinks about LA. He announces and 30 minutes later finds out the guy is on his way to the NFL. There's no doubt in my mind that his world got rocked and then some.
Ulbrich is telling the kid how sad he is that the kid had to hear it from somebody else. College football really is a shitty business.
|17 weeks 14 hours ago||Nice work, Ace.||
That is all.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||A moment of reflecting on Kevin Dudley||
Damn, that was good!!!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The 1-3-1||
For a guy who claims to not like it much, Beilein can sure coach up a pesky zone.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||John Morton||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||He did a great job||
Said absolutely nothing as pleasantly and professionally as is humanly possible.
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||The Catholic League and magnet schools||
Have always recruited hard. they were recruiting hard in my day which was barely post leather helmet. They are recruiting hard as I type.
When you were in high school Seth, you just didn't notice.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Mattison's knees are jacked up.||
|42 weeks 3 days ago||We're both pretty damn lucky to just be out here?||
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I'd up vote Brian on this one if I could||
Quote of the day and in contention for quote of the year.
Brian Cook says, "The problem with Dave Brandon is that he is a mediocrity in a suit with one skill, which is wearing the suit."
I say Brandon is starting to make Tom Goss look competent.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Gangly might not be the best adjective for Dolyle||
I've watched much if not all of his video. Gangly didn't come to my mind. My concern with Doyle revolved around the word lumbering, as I thought him to be stout but slow, but that he had a chance to be a wall rather than a mere screen.
If he can shoot it in, life could be real good.
I guess I've just come to the point where if Belein wants him, that's good enough for me.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Not just pedigree but .....||
Pedigree and HOPS!!!
The HOPS of course being a function of pedigree as Johnny Dawkins at 6'2" or so and having way hops of his own, routinely finished above the rim. I have a distinct memory of Dawkins getting a step on Isaiah Thomas and just exploding to the rim, forearm high and so fast that Laimbeer couldn't get there to hack him.
It was all good, being Bad Boys they got him later.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Despite lacking much in the way of evidence,||
I'm taking Dawkins on the strength of pedigree and hops.
Hops being one of those things along with speed and quickness that can be improved upon in the weight room, but not taught.
I consider Johnny Dawkins to be a cut above nearly all of the great point guards in NCAA history, as he just plain dominated from the point in much the same way Trey did. We're doing pretty well with second generation prospects. Unless he manages to somehow alienate everyone in the program over the course of a two day trip, I say sign him.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You are probably thinking of Bobby Hanson||
Who was a much better player than either Michael Payne or Greg Stokes, both of whom had pro careers mostly in Europe. Hanson had a decent NBA career.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I didn't say they always lost.||
I said they always played scared.
To be sure Frieder had some big wins in the conference, as well he should have. Tarpley, Rellford, Joubert, Wade, Henderson and Grant, among others were bigger, stronger, faster (excluding Antoine Joubert on that faster thing) and just plain better than the talent everybody else was running out there including Knight for a nice run of years. Frieder never got anything approaching the potential that that group had to offer.
In February, Frieder would grind you up with defense and rebounding, but in March, you'd look at him over there sweating like a pig with his towel hanging over his shoulder and that tormented look on his face and you just knew it was gonna end badly. So did his teams.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The 1989 Team||
Does not win the National Championship with Frieder at the helm. Bill Frieder was a tight little man whose teams ALWAYS played scared in big games. That team changed dramatically when Bo sent Frieder packing. Frieder would have never allowed Glen Rice the freedom to just bomb away that Fisher did. The result would have been just another Frieder early exit.
Frieder was a great recruiter, a decent guy and a piss poor basketball coach. The basketball genius during Frieder's time here was Orr, who in the middle 70s ran one of the most innovative offenses I have ever seen. And unlike Beilein's teams, Orr's teams played just plain nasty on defense.
I am mildly chagrined to confess that I supported John Barahal's run for student government on a dump Orr platform. What we didn't know at the time was that Orr's 1971/72 teams were in part populated by idiots. When the idiots left and were replaced by Campy Russell, CJ Kupec, Wayman Britt, Joe Johnson and Steve Grote, Orr blew everybody's doors off with an amazing cut through approach that rotated the entire team inside out until your bigs were outside chasing our best shooters Camy Russel and CJ Kupec around the perimiter, and your guards were attempting to guard the rim and rebound, but what they were really doing is getting the living shit kicked out of them on the boards by Wayman Britt and Steve Grote.
I well up at the memories.
Apologies for forgetting to mention Lionel "The Maintrain" Worrel.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Water and Global Warming.||
I wouldn't go hanging my hat on either.