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|1 day 14 hours ago||Scary||
Absolutely scary. I keep thinking. They're 17-6 (7-3) right now. Same record as the 05-06 team. 4 more wins and they'll be in for sure, which would put them at 21-10 (11-7). Welp, the 05-06 team only won one more game the rest of the season and lost in the NIT Championship. There's also the "John Beilein/Tommy Amaker can't recruit" thing.
I can envision a scenario where they only beat NW/Minnesota and finish 19-12 (9-9) and lose in the first round in the BTT and end up a #3 seed in the NIT.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Joking||
It was a joke since so many people in this thread are also joking about Little or Mecole Hardman or whoever.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Here We Go||
It's hard man, but maybe if I was fuller of optimism, I could believe that this was in reference to a big time recruit we haven't heard of, but I see little chance of anything that will break the internet.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Breakdown||
I actually did this for kicks a while back using CFB's W-L % and National Championships as a barometer.
Came up with the following:
Florida State/Miami/Michigan/Ohio State/Penn State/Nebraska/USC/Texas/Oklahoma/Notre Dame/Alabama/Auburn/LSU/Georgia/Florida/Tennessee
These 16 teams have won every title since 1992, and 70 of the 90 poll era titles. They have the 16 highest win %s of all-time. They have won the majority of their conference's championships. They have the history, the prestige, etc.
West Virginia/Clemson/Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech/Pittsburgh/Syracuse/Michigan State/Wisconsin/Arizona State/UCLA/Washington/Colorado/Texas A&M/Arkansas
These teams are on the cusp, but don't have the pedigree of the Tier 1 teams. They will be in contention for a NC once every 20-25 years and with the right coach and a downturn for one of the blue bloods can find a sustained period of success. For some reason, the 1980s and early 1990s saw a run of national titles for these teams.
Boston College/UNC/NC State/Virginia/Minnesota/Iowa/Purdue/Maryland/Illinois/Rutgers/Texas Tech/Oklahoma State/Baylor/Ole Miss/Missouri/South Carolina/Missisippi State/Cal/Stanford/Oregon/Arizona
This is the large morass of teams that aren't quite the dregs of the traditional power conferences, but they don't have a history of being great or even good. The right coach can turn this program into a power (see Harbaugh/Shaw at Stanford, the Oregon death machine), but more of than not a couple seasons of 10 wins will give way to the usual 7-5/8-4 season. Bad coaches send these teams into those 3-9 and 4-8 seasons.
Duke/Wake Forest/Northwestern/Indiana/Vanderbilt/Kentucky/Kansas/Iowa State/Kansas State/Washington State/Oregon State
Woof. These are the bottom of the barrel programs. A winning season at one of these programs is an achievement. Consecutive winning seasons or a conference championship will get you a statue and the field named after you.
Now, outside of these 4 tiers you have the mid-major kings like Boise State, Toledo and then former mid-major teams that have spent time in a power conference. Some (Utah) are stronger than others (Temple).
|1 week 2 hours ago||Let's put it this way. If a||
Let's put it this way. If a coach who is the father of a current player on the team and a guy who just committed didn't tell Harbaugh that this was a strong possibility I'd be very shocked.
|1 week 2 days ago||Congrats||
Congrats man. I look forward to being 55 years old and reading Denard Cook's UFR of the Ohio State game, Harbaugh's 20th consecutive victory over the Buckeyes.
|1 week 5 days ago||I hate hate hate the TD,||
I hate hate hate the TD, commercial, kickoff, commercial sequence in NFL games.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's a stupid fucking foul Irvin.||
That's a stupid fucking foul Irvin.
|1 week 6 days ago||Irvin hits two shots creates||
Irvin hits two shots creates two others and Michigan goes up 18. Beilein takes him out and Nebraska goes on a 10-0 run. For a good coach, his rotations are baffling.
|1 week 6 days ago||Terrible end of half defense.||
Terrible end of half defense.
|1 week 6 days ago||Weak ass Donnal is back.||
Weak ass Donnal is back.
|1 week 6 days ago||Beilein is so weird. Why put||
Beilein is so weird. Why put Chatman back in? Why not call a TO when they cut it to 6? I'm just confused because I think he's a good coach, but then the auto bench and the rotations and the team seems to not have any fire and I'm wondering what's going on.
|1 week 6 days ago||Atrocious so far.||
Atrocious so far.
|1 week 6 days ago||Um how is the guy crashing||
Um how is the guy crashing into Walton as he's shooting not a foul?
|1 week 6 days ago||Kam Chatman has zero||
Kam Chatman has zero confidence. He dropped a pass and almost threw another ball away and then made a bad rotation.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Josh Jackson||
I must've missed this, but are we not in on Josh Jackson? Just realized he's from Michigan so curious why we wouldn't have a shot. Just eliminated us early on?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Let's be honest, you don't||
Let's be honest, you don't climb trees, attend classes, and sleepover at recruits houses if you are the least bit concerned about your image as it pertains to the media and general public.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Watch||
I could watch this on a loop for hours.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||5th||
I think I was the 5th and to be fair, I was just making sure everything was factually correct and there were no errors in my post. Have to use the right tags too.
So, yeah, that's why I was last because I'm a legitimate journalist damn it, and we're concerned with being right, not first.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Being awesome in practice was never Joe Bolden's problem.||
Being awesome in practice was never Joe Bolden's problem.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Meltdown||
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||Losses||
Somebody mentioned it above, but Michigan's 5 losses are to teams ranked 5, 8, 9, 22, and UConn. 3 of those are on the road.
They also took down the #7 team in the country at home.
Basically, they've lost to the teams they should've lost to (minus UConn) and beat the teams they should've beaten (with the addition of Maryland).
If you look at Kenpom it's even better. They lost to 4, 8, 11, and 12 and beat #14 Maryland. They aren't one of the best 10 teams in the country, but they are a tournament team.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Henry||
Loved watching Willie Henry play. Good luck in the big show!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Best Guess||
Here's my best guess at the remaining games:
@ Iowa - L (road games are tough and we've lost in Iowa when we've had better teams)
vs Minnesota - W (routine home win)
@ Nebraska - W (they'll slip up on the road, but it shouldn't be here)
vs Rutgers - W (come on)
vs Penn State in NYC - W (already took care of business against the Nittany Lions and should do so again)
vs Indiana - W (Indiana has gotten better on D and if it was in Assembly Hall, I'd like the Hoosiers, but I think Michigan pulls out a close one)
vs State - W (I'll take the leap and say that Michigan pulls off the upset against Sparty)
@ Minnesota - L (let down after the State game)
vs Purdue - L (terrible matchup)
@ Ohio State - W (I can see the concern for this game, but I don't think the Buckeyes can score with Michigan)
@ Maryland - L (revenge game)
vs Northwestern - W (the Wildcats are good this year, but again it's really tough to win on the road in conference play)
@ Wisconsin - L (the Kohl strikes again)
vs Iowa - W (they close out the regular season with a W)
That would put us at 22-9 (12-6). A run to the BTT Semifinals would put us at a 5-6 seed I think.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Got ya. Always nice to meet a||
Got ya. Always nice to meet a fellow newsman.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||2014||
The Sweet 16 win against Tennessee was pretty exciting.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Both||
Having lived in SD for 6 years and L.A. for almost 2 now, it's possible given the little bro/big bro dynamic between the two cities that the city outright rejects the Chargers.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Curious||
They would've had to switch divisions. Chargers to the NFC w/ Cardinals to the AFC most likely.
As an aside, where do you work? I work in a newsroom as well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Saban||
Saban you diabolical...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Good for Wilson. Getting||
Good for Wilson. Getting Indiana to a bowl game is an accomplishment. And guess what for those that want to be a perennial power, who cares if Indiana stays okay?