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|2 weeks 5 days ago||RE: RED has EARNED the right to retire on his own accord."||
Michigan this year was 13-19-1 with 6 wins in the Big Ten out of 20.
they were nowhere near the NCAA playoffs. We are a worse team than Union, Providence, Air Force, Harvard, Michigan Tech, and Minnesota-Duluth. This isnt just about Boston, BC, Minnesota and North Dakota anymore.
So if Red wants to coach till 82 and give us 5 more season of 10-13 win seasons, while recruits go elsewhere. and Mel Pearson continues to win at Michigan Tech and aging to 63, you are okay with it?
He's earned the right to do that. To Michigan?
No. hes not Bo Schembechler, and Bo would not even do that to Michigan.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Mel Pearson is a great coach Ready to take the job||
If you posted that your big concern is who would we hire who is a good coach, then you have not watched Michigan hockey closely and you have not read the posts on MGoBlog on hockey and i understand. At Michigan Hockey is 3rd behind Football and Basketball, though not as nationally competitive as Softball for 10 years.
We have a great coach in waiting. Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson, who coached UNDER Red from 1988 to 2011. thats 23 years!! now hes a head coach for six years, and hes done great. He was Red's right hand man.
Tech knows they are not Michigan. IF Michigan comes to Mel Pearson and offers him the HC job he will say yes and Tech would understand.
So its not that dont know if we encourage Red to retire because we do not know if we can get a great coach? No!! We have a great coach ready to take over in Mel Pearson. Hes 58 now. its time for him to take over. You will see dramatic improvement and the players would love it.
There is no reason for Red at 77 to hang on for another year. He should have retired last year at least.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||please Red Listen to all of us and go||
i love Michigan. I love Michigan hockey! but we are miserable and Reds time has passed. He has had a great career with great numbers but Michigans program has fallen into disrepair, a valley of mediocrity. They were unwatchable.
The story in the News today was sad. He speaks like maybe he should stay unless its bad for the program. Unless? you can t see? it is bad for the program. Dont keep hanging on.
We need Mel Pearson. We need him now. Will he come now if we call now?
Red you groomed Mel, you taught Mel. You made Mel ready for this job.
let Mel take over as its his time to succeed you.
Please dont subject all of Michigans fans to another year of this.
We arent State. Do not take us down any further. Its time for Pearson to coach this team
Please, Red we are begging you. Its time. Retire. For the Team!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Wagner||
I was shocked by the CBS announcers I like Kevin Harlan, but i saw Moe was hurt on that fall to the floor he was clearly holding his wrist. then he left the game holding his wrist, and they never mentioned it once. One of starters missed most the 2nd half, a 6-10 fwd, replaced by a 6-8 G/F three-pt shooter and they never discuss it. It was a big moment in the game and CBS just missed it!
Locally have they said anything about his wrist?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Chinatown||
Forget it Gettys, it's Chinatown.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Stat i hated||
in addition to the FT disparity, i hated that late in game stat showed Minny outscoring Michigan 18-0 in 2nd chance points. 18 point difference!! thats huge. and its not just the -12 rebounding difference. yes Lynch was great and better than anyone on our roster
|10 weeks 5 days ago||KenPom||
What i find interesting in the KenPom projections is that all eight remaining games are projected close 1 to 5 point games, three wins by 4, 4, and 1. Five losses by 4, 2, 4, 3, 5. We could win all 8 or lose all 8, but likely to win 4 and lose 4. We all know Michigan needs to win 5 or 6 games for the tourney chances.
If we lose BOTH games this week we are definitely DONE for the Tourney. Its such a compliment to Northwesterns year, that our KenPom win probability for the game with them is only 32%.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Beilein's Michigan Record||
You do realize in all this talk about firing John Beilein that he is SEVEN, count them, seven wins from becoming Michigans ALL-TIME winningest coach in basketball? Johnny Orr won 209 games, Beilein has won 203 games.
Imagine the ceremony, Congratulations Coach you have won more games than any Michigan coach!! Oh, and you're fired.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Lack of Defense||
Watching the OSU game on ESPN another frustrating thing to see and hear. OSUs best shooter was Loving, and hearing and seeing Calhoun point out that Michigans defense continually left Loving completely alone to go cover someone else. the biggest insult to M's defense was when one M player, was it MAAR? ran away from Loving when he had the ball on the 3 pt line to go cover a free man in the corner. but that left Loving WITH the ball open to shoot and of course make a three. No communication Calhoun pointed out. Why are we uncapable of playing even average B1G defense?
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||Zak Irvin at Michigan State||
Zak Irvin 0 for 8 ( 0 for 2 3-pt ) 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 0 points,
what were you doing all day Zak? you were invisible.
Walton Jr shot 4 of 12, Wilson shot 4 of 12,
Team shooting 34%, shooting 3-pt at 27%
|13 weeks 6 days ago||a Basketball team equivalent||
wouldnt this be the same as if we lost every B1G game in hoops by 15-20 points, even to Northwestern Illinois Penn State, and lost by 25-30 pts to Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Purdue? we dont have enough talent and cant compete, and lets remember the B1G league is down!! MSU is pathetic, Minny and WIscy not the national powerhouses they have been in the past!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Time for Red to Go||
I love Red for all he's done over his career. Hes won the National Championship and built a national power. Well we arent anymore, Brian's right. he has stayed on too long and we are in a full decline. This was recognized at the end of last season!! To top it off, we have a natural, tailor-made, ready to take over sucessor in Tech's Mel Pearson, and he would take his "dream job" the Continuity would be assured. Step down and retire Red. You have done a great career but sadly each year you hang on just tarnishes it further. Please, for the love of God and the school you love, step aside, rest and let Mel take over next year!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||David DeJulius||
can we call him Dr. DJ?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||unbelievable||
i never would have believed before the game that if zak irvin and muhammed ali abdur-rahkman each scored 3 Pts that we could have won the game. Donnel chipped in 0 pts as well. its amazing we won with just four players-primarily scoring. Its a game we need for a tournament resume.
I dont like our chances to stay within 15 at UCLA one of the best teams in the country.
Still we can make the tournament if we are +.500 in the Big 10 conference.
Dan Dakich seems to believe we will be much better later in the year.
DJ Wilson and Moe Wagner are important to us. We need not to bog down on offense we need to drive the lane more and go to the post more. Irvin and Walton need to lead the offense better.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Amazing to think we won||
Amazing to think we won a game when Irvin and Abdur-Rahkman each swored three!!
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Alabama a Big Favorite over Washington||
Alabama is favored over Washington by 14.5 pts by Vegas. I would bet Michigan would be a much smaller underdog. saw on Sportscenter OSU would be a 7.5 pt dog to Bama. If Vegas picked the top four teams you know Michigan would be in. Ah well we arent a conference Champion. That Iowa loss stings a hella lot more than the double OT loss at Ohio, a game we dominated cept for Spreights fumble, Spreights interception, and Spreights interception.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||RE: The Spot||
I saw that replay 6 or 7 times. It seems to me Barrett reached the 15 before falling back after hitting his OL's backside. Certainly the replay is not conclusive one way or the other, and the ref spotted it on the 15 before replay. nothing to overrule.
when the liveblog went crazy on the spot i thought they were all looking at it through maize-colored glasses.
how about the Samuel run on 3rd down when how many Michigan defenders could have taken him down 5 yards behind the LOS or more? That was ridiculous.
Speight kept OSU in the game, but i cant hate on him if hes playing with a broken collarbone.
Tough sad outcome, we got to 17-7 and only needed 3 more pts to win and couldnt get it.
Meyer should be branded forever an idiot for the fake punt call, but will it be forgotten in history because they won?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I thought Mark Gave an honest assessment||
Michigan Man here, like I have to say that? Class of '88
I thought Mark US R gave an honest assessment. Ohio is hard to beat at home, their offense is their strength.
Both teams will stock the box trying to stop the run. Our LB outside of Peppers are NOT super fast LBs, on this level. Ohio has superior athletes esp at the skill positions.
JT Barrett can be an iffy inconsistent passer so can Spreight when 100% and also OKorn. Both D's will do all they can to stuff the run. Make the opposing QB Beat them.
It will be all about the lines and being the most physical. this Buckeye team is not as intimidating at the one the last four years, still they are potent. We must win at the line and get the running game to average 4.0 YPC.
we must hit some passes over 10 yds to Butt, Chesson and Darboh.
its an uphill battle that is why Las Vegas impartially has Michigan a 6-1/2 point underdog
I want Michigan to win badly, it would be our first B1G championship game, and our first CFB Playoff. But i dont think we should all go commenting with arrogance that we WILL win no matter what. Its a huge challenge.
Harbaugh is building a special program and we will continue to get better and contend for National Championships. but this is a game at the Horseshoe, Our record under Rodriguez and Hoke was deplorable. We must respect the Bucks talent and know this will be a war, most likely within 7 pts either way.
Special teams could be the difference. GO Blue, But lets not get on each other if any of us predicts a loss.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||state of future recruiting||
As Michigan continues to improve in the future and recruiting classes go up consistently in national rankings, dont you think more 4- and 5-stars will commit earlier out of competition?
I mean the kids can sense a program on the rise, a growing national power and will want to get in on it. but Michigan, like Alabama will be able to pick and choose from the best recruits, the only disadvantage being for kids from the SEC footprint who want to stay close to home.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Defense....again||
Sure Irvin's and Walton's 2nd half shooing woes hurt,
but listen to Beiein's halftime interview. in the first half, the team was playing great defense, and then they just stopped,.
we should have won. We needed to shut down ONE Player. You can let Auguste get his points. the ONE guy we obviously needed to shut down was V.J. Beachem. We should have shadowed him and SHUT him down. look back at the tapes. I saw one play where Robinson was on him and left him to drift over to the lane with the ball on the strong side. Why? i dont know, there was no reason to be an extra body in the lane. Beachem was on fire and killing us. we had to never leave him. he was the difference. Farrell did nothing but dish to open guys for shots. Notre Dame only played 5 guys for 20+ and Colson for 18. you can let Jackson and Auguste get their pts if you shut down Beachem you win. We didnt do it.
and we lost... our players do not play defense.
maybe LaVert hid that more when he was playing in December because hes a pretty good defender.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||a horrible broadcast||
what made it not work, was that you could not see the far side of the court!! they could not put cameras on the other side, because of team benches. you could not see anyone on the other side of the court!! why does ESPN not care when players, and shots were not actually seen on the screen?
also, they kept going on about the "speed of the game" from this viewpoint, but Both teams looked slow to me.
and boy did Walton look short.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Love that Hype/Promo Video that leads off Signing of the Stars||
i love the video at the start of Signing of the Stars, with James Earl Jones. the parts with Bob Ufer calling Denny Franklin touchdowns in the 70s had tears welling in my eyes with emotion. Is this video on its own available on the tubes yet? anyone know?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Terrible||
Walton Jr was Terrible, Robinson was Terrible. Irvin was terrible. Abdur-Rahkman was Terrible. Donnal was terrible. Dawkins was terrible. we basically only played six players.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Levert injury||
Anyone else feel like we are getting injury reports on Caris like its the NHL Playoffs?? how the NHL Hockey clubs always say "Lower Body Injury" and nothing more.
when i saw that game, it didnt look like a bad ankle sprain it was just an awkward turn and landing on the break. I think now it was worse than it looked then. I think Caris returns for Indiana Tuesday.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Its an event!||
its a big event for the BTN! its like Michigan day in NYC!! the basketball hockey double header! we all know how Delaney and the B1G wants to own NYC as a B1G town. this is all about New York! the new B1G Country.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||NYC is a home game!!||
I love how it is like we tricked the B1G and PSU. we turned a road game at PSU to a home game at MSG. Thats a home game. We own NYC! i feel like we have 10 home games and 8 road games now.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||who will be healthier with a month?||
Will DeVeon Smith be healthier with his ankle with a month? Ruddock obviously, Will anyone else be healthier than when they played in November?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||RE: Bowl Record||
As an Alum who lives in So Cal, i can tell you from 76 to 05 i have been to a LOT of Rose Bowl losses esp to USC.
i think i have seen two wins in Pasadena, one over Washington and the dream season National Championship win over Arizona State in 1998 that one i will never forget!!
my last Rose Bowl was a close dramatic loss to Vince Youngs Texas when they made that final Field goal late in the game, Man was VY impossible to shut down, i know how USC felt in that Championship game. the next year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||A Win for the Tourney Bid?||
i know its just game 6, but after letting two chances at a quality win go with Xavier and UConn, I think this is a win that will help come tourney time. Sure a Good Big Ten record would really help like 10-8, and wins over NC State and SMU would help, but you need games like this, I do not know what Texas's RPI will be at seasons end, but maybe 50-60? hopefully in the 40s!!
we need to make the Tournament and a winning conference record is a must and this will help. Lets see how we do in Raleigh
Looking ahead its amazing to me we do not have to go to Indiana or to Breslin this year!! they both come to Crisler, we do have two games with Maryland and with Iowa. we have to go to Wisconsin without hosting them. I think the home games with Inidana and State are huge, we need to win at least one of them to go 10-8, both of them would be huge. the trips to Madison to College Park and to Iowa City will be super hard this year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||As a member of the Class of '88 I was there||
I was there at the Game when Kolesar caught that Harbaugh bomb, It went right towards us in the student section. I will never forget that moment. we watched the ball up in the air, man it went so high in the air. Then you watched Kolesar who i loved running down the sideline then you realiized he was running under the ball and was going to catch it in stride, It was perfect and instinctually you knew it was a touchdown. We just started jumping up and down and screaming. it won the game, it salted it away. and we lost our voices in all the screaming Such a moment of jubiliation. i could watch that moment forever! Go Blue!!