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|1 year 1 week ago||They also have the advantage||
They also have the advantage of not having an in-state competitor for Ohio kids, which remains a pretty large talent pool. If you're a top recruit from Ohio and you want to stay close to home, OSU's got the edge in a big way. MSU and UM are in a forever battle for Michigan kids, essentially splitting them. Imagine if we were the only high major school in Michigan; our classes would probably look a lot more like OSU's.
|1 year 1 week ago||Expectations||
I think this season's going to be a hell of a lot more fun than the one we were looking at when we had "expectations."
|1 year 1 week ago||Walton||
Yeah, man. You can't rag on Walton right now. Dude can barely walk without limping and yet he's leading the team in minutes and put the team on his back for much of that second half.
Walton's lack of burst is not intrinsic to him as a player. He had that burst just last year as a freshman.
Dude's a warrior.
A rather damaged one. But a warrior, just the same.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||What a great loss!||
I was at the game. It was a thrill ride and a half. I have felt pretty lousy about certain wins in the past, but this is one of the few times I feel genuinely great about a loss.
Before the game, I watched VCU, which got pummelled by Nova last night, do some pummeling of their own against an Oregon team we squeaked by. I was expecting a brutal learning experience.
What we got instead was a game in November(!) where our incredibly young team learned that they could hang with one of the best, most experienced teams in the country.
In fact, they were a ludicrous block away from beating that team!
But teams learn more from losses, and losses keep 'em hungry. We have so much to grow from, and so much already there. This team needs some of Stauskas' swag in their step. They've earned it. I would have loved a win, but man, what a great loss.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||If anything, I feel like||
If anything, I feel like McGary's situation should be proof to everyone that they should get out when the gettin's good. Even though it sucks for UM bball. McGary's back injury would be a lot less devastating if he were on the books for a cool million.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Don't forget Horford!||
5th year senior. Great blocking ability. Leader on the court. Next year will be Horford's team. And Beilein will likely try running his two bigs lineup.
I would be shocked if Chatman redshirted. Though the 2/3 is going to be crowded and no one's gonna be a good fit for the 4.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||What is this logic? When he||
What is this logic? When he wins, it's thanks to his players, but when he loses, it's because he choked?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Has anyone given serous||
Has anyone given serous consideration to the idea that GRIII might play his way out of the draft, while Nick plays himself into it?
ESPN's mock draft not long ago had Stauskas in the first round. But if GRIII doesn't show up, we could see this lineup next year:
Walton - so
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Mr. Yost, I'm not sure that||
Mr. Yost, I'm not sure that was an insult.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Oh no!||
When did Borges start calling offense for our basketball team?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||59 - 6 Blue||
59 - 6 Blue
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Florida||
|2 years 44 weeks ago||67-64 Blue||
|2 years 45 weeks ago||68 - 65 Blue||
68 - 65 Blue
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Michigan 79, Purdue||
Michigan 79, Purdue 75
Michigan 72, Indiana 70
|2 years 50 weeks ago||82-76 Blue. I'm probably not||
82-76 Blue. I'm probably not going to enjoy watching this one.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||78-72 blue||
|3 years 1 week ago||76 - 59 Blue||
76 - 59 Blue
|3 years 2 weeks ago||84-75 Blue||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||80 - 69 Michigan||
80 - 69 Michigan
|3 years 6 weeks ago||82 - 48 Blue||
82 - 48 Blue
|3 years 7 weeks ago||78-68 Blue||
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I hate when people I detest||
I hate when people I detest say something I agree with. What am I supposed to do with that?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Michigan 77-68||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Michigan 69-62||
Final 5 minutes of victory cigar squad yields some last minute points for Bradley making the score look deceptively close.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Where is the hope?||
10 years ago, we hoped for better players, since it didn't seem like Carr was being outschemed, just outmatched, by better players at USC, Texas, or OSU. 7 years ago, we hoped Carr would soon retire, and with that retirement would see the end of DeBordian incompetence and risk-aversion induced face-palming. Under Rodriguez we hoped he'd find a sentient defensive coordinator capable of fielding even a mediocre devense. We hoped that the FreePress jihad would die out and that recruiting would pick up as a result.
Now, as you've mentioned in writing and in your podcasts, we're coached by bafflingly stubborn dinosaurs who insist on drinking from a lake long after it's dried up simply because that's the lake they've always drunk from. With the state of college football changing all around them, where is the hope for the future? That they suddenly adapt? In what world does Urban Meyer not out-scheme them year in and year out? Even if our recruiting stays steadily awesome, we're still just keeping pace with OSU. So talent being equal, do we just have to wait for Mattison to produce insanely elite defenses? Should we give up on the hope that our offense will ever be remotely threatening? Should we expect that our ceiling is 11-2 from now until the end of the Borges era?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Living in the Shadows||
I'm a little curious why an outstanding player would want to wear a number already dedicated to a previous legend. For instance, Ace, you wondered at the end of your article how Denard would feel about wearing 27, but by keeping the 16, who knows? Maybe his number might one day be honored as a "Michigan Football Legend" and wouldn't that be preferable?
Don't players want to make their own mark on the program, rather than exist in the shadow of their predecessors?
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Novak||
The idea isn't to reward good high school players who choose to go to Michigan. It's to award players for what they meant to the program while they were here.
Furthermore, the suggestion that Novak would be out of place on this or any list of Michigan greats is absurd. In collegiate athletics, talent alone doesn't define greatness. More often than not, such accolades are bestowed by the students and the fans and the teammates who rallied around and for that player, and followed that player to places beyond their own expectations.
Greatness in college sports has to do with leadership and the ability to mold a program in one's own image. Not only is Novak the paragon of such criteria, none other than Cazzie Russel said he'd want Novak by his side in a foxhole.
When was the last time a single player has meant as much to his program as Novak has meant to the MBB team these past four years?
I'd string that ZERO up next to Russell's in the rafters in a heartbeat if I could.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Years at Michigan||
I feel like the years a player spends in a Michigan uniform needs to be taken into consideration. I loved Morris last year, but he had a lousy to average Freshman season followed by a transcendent Sophomore season before bailing for the NBA.
Is one great season in a basketball uniform worthy of the HoF? Similarly, if McGary averages 20 and 10 next season and helps us get to the Final Four, but leaves right away to the draft, should he get honors?
Players like that are great for the program, but ultimately flashes in the pan and don't carry with them the same history and legacy that a Novak, Molk, Martin, or Hunwick do.
I think there ought to be a minimum years in uniform threshold to be considered for the HoF. 3 years seems good.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Quintuple!||
Welcome Chris Fox! Go Blue! What a day!