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|32 weeks 5 days ago||Stressful?||
I don't think tomorrow should be stressful at all. If they get in cool, they'll get some tourney experience for a team bringing everyone back, but let's be honest there's no chance this team gets out of the first week, and even winning the game in Dayton would be a coin flip.
If they don't get in, then well the NIT might be better for this team. It's a tournament where they might actually stand a chance. My old baseball metaphors would say this Wolverine team can hit an 80 mph fastball, but once someone throws 90, if they make contact it was pretty lucky. They are on the bubble for this reason, they aren't all that good.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Open Threes||
There was a perfect example late in the game of one of the things that ails this team. With Nigel Hayes having the ball in the post, Derrick Walton started to sag below to the foul line to play "help" defense, giving his man Bronson Koenig some space. As he sagged to the free throw line to "help" he was very uncommittal, almost like he was looking for a moment to go for a steal. That moment didn't come, Hayes past out to Koenig, who had ample room for his look which he buried to up the margin.
The moral of this story is they seem to have no organization around help defense. Walton needs to commit one way or the other, either he needs to double and force the kick out, thus hopefully signalling to the rest of the defense to start rotating, or he needs stay on their best three point shooter and hope that Hayes misses his open look. He did neither. This happens ALL the time.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||GRIII||
I agree on McGary that there was a decent chance he was going pro regardless. I think GRIII leaving was more disappointing given the fact he's already been waved this season and has barely eclipsed 100 minutes playing time this year. It's those guys (see Darius Morris) that leave and have almost no impact on the NBA that are the truely disappointing ones to me.
I guess you can take these with a grain of salt and say if Morris stayed then Trey Burke doesn't become the player of the year. If GRIII stayed maybe Dawkins or MAAR isn't on the roster. But when I'm sitting at the B1G tournament getting asked by an Iowa fan who Michigan's seniors are and I respond with "Just the supremely undersized center" it's frustrating knowing that there could have been seniors who are fringe NBA talents leading the way.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Rebounding Still a Huge Concern||
I'm of the notion that expectations should be higher next year simply because of the improvement that was seen in MAAR, Irvin & Dawkins at the end of the season BUT this team still has a major weakness on the glass especially against the upper echelon. The fact that Biefeldt was consistently getting minutes over Donnal and to a lesser extent Doyle is not a good sign for next season and there is no recruit walking through the door that's going to solve those issues. The Wisconsin game in the B1G tourney was lost mostly because the team seemed to fail to gather a single defensive rebound in the last 5 minutes.
The Michigan teams in the past few years were never really extraordinary rebounding teams but were able to pass by it due to their offensive efficiency. This team finished a dreadful 308 of 345 in rebounding margin and will be relying on huge improvements from Doyle & Donnal to get that to even respectability. If they are going to seriously compete for the conference title next season, with or without Levert, this is an aspect of the teams game that is in desperate need for improvement.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Points in the 1st Half = Those in the 2nd Half||
The problem with the 2 foul pulling is that there is zero viable bench options and this team has the slimmest of margins to pull victories out, especially on the road against solid opponents. Dakich and Lonergan provide you zero, at no fault of their own, they are walk ons for a reason. When either is on the court, the Wolverines are playing with an effective zero usage player at offense (5 points in 100+ Big Ten minutes combined) and someone to attack on defense. This has repeatedly burnt the team over and over again.
It would be a little be more acceptable to me if Beilein was able to figure out a way to get Chatman, Donnel, Doyle and Biefieldt more PT but it seems like we are incapable of playing with two bigs.
On the 1-3-1, the open threes were in large part due to Trimbles ability to dribble out of every trap. It seemed like a dozen times that he got around a trap or a strong hedge and resulted in short bursts of 5 on 3 basketball.
With all that being said, the team puts up a fight most outings and games are entertaining despite losing 3 guys to the NBA, a Senior Transfer and the 2 best players on the current roster. It could be a lot worse.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Home didn't care all day about Shane Morris||
The whole helmet to helmet hit was just the icing on the shit storm cake. For most of the game Shane Morris was completely outmatched, taking huge hits and limping around the field. At no point in time did he look remotely capable of playing QB against Division 1 competition, but Hoke was apparently so set on benching Gardner that he didn't give a shit. He just left the kid in to get hit on play after play even though he couldn't run. At the end of the 3rd quarter I wondered if they should just fire Hoke on Monday because he nor the team seemed to care. Even the defense seemingly threw up their hands and said well wtf is the point in trying.
Michigan's two victories are over teams with 1 combined win over some college called Campbell. It's hard to fathom anything happening on the football field worse than Saturdays lack of desire and complete negligence over player safety. And I know the statement issued today was pure PR bullshit, but seriously WTF were the athletic trainers and medical staff doing? It is their job and they should just be included in the cleansing.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||1-0||
Michigan 1 Minn 0
|3 years 7 weeks ago||27-26 Michigan||
|3 years 8 weeks ago||31-10 Michigan||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||81-64||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Guh||
Michigan 76 Purdon't 65
Oladipos 74 Burkes 70
Oladipo POY 1 - Burke POY 0
|3 years 35 weeks ago||76-70 Michigan||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Anthony Wright was a 2 star recruit...||
... on Scout and a 3 star on rivals, who averaged 9 points in High School. In order to be overrated don't you inherently at one point in time need to be rated?
2.5 star recruits that are overrated are the ones that don't make the roster or transfer. In his class that included Ekpe Udoh (bad example), K'Lon Morris and Reed Baker.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Punch People...||
I'm surprised Stauskas was able to mantain some composure on the court rush given his animated style, his rough shooting performance and two out of bounds calls that were completely absurd. First on the missed three, self rebound where a Badgers player dives and takes out both the ball and his feet and secondly the afformentioned botched call at 62 a piece which led to the curshing 3.
Also, if at any point in time you on your television set can hear a slap, I find it difficult to believe the ref 3 feet away can not.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||63-60 Good Guys||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||85-70||
Michigan 85 Purdon't 70
|3 years 44 weeks ago||77-49||
Michigan 77- Eastern Michigan 49
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Michigan 81 - WVU 65||
Michigan 81 - WVU 65
|5 years 50 weeks ago||It's Nice...||
Playing a QB that can't throw the ball more than 3 yards... Thanks Purdue. 7 wins and anything coming in the next two weeks would be a huge bonus
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Agree with previous posters||
GT over Florida makes little sense.
Also I think you should reconsider Cincy vs. TCU. If you're going win by win I think Cincy's schedule is much much deeper.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Agreed||
I think the biggest reason for the dismay of the fans is the 4-0 start. If they sat here at 5-6 with a couple of wins in the Big 10 instead of getting our hopes up that perhaps they were actually good, than perhaps the reactions would be a bit more tempered.
|7 years 48 weeks ago||Sunk Cost Might Be An Overstatement||
I am completely aware of the difference between a Sunk Cost and Variable Costs, but at some point as a coaching staff you need to be accountable for what amasses as the programs worst year ever.
I'm not saying that the odds weren't completely stacked against him this year and I'm certainly not saying that a 2010 BCS bid is a must, but the idea of a sunk cost is that it should completely be ignored when making a decision on the future. And I can't sign up for that. If in three years or whenever it remains questionable whether he can turn the program back around using his system than the fact that he captained the ship during its attack on icebergs should matter.
|7 years 49 weeks ago||Ugh Depression||
He showed flashes as at the very least a solid third down catch the ball out of the backfield back. Plus, it's always exciting to have 1 of the 3 white running backs in BCS football. This just adds to the overall sadness of the 2008 campaign.
|7 years 49 weeks ago||Vatech||
The Hokies picked up an L at home and you moved them up a spot. Meanwhile their defeater and division leader, Miami, is nowhere to be found.