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|2 days 20 hours ago||He's a nice kid and a decent||
He's a nice kid and a decent college center. He will not make it to the next level. He could play in lesser European leagues, sure, but he also strikes me as a guy that doesn't want to play basketball forever and has ambitions outside of sports. With that said, we could have used him this year, and he'll be a solid rotation player for the Gators.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not really, but he is an NBA||
Not really, but he is an NBA wing. The thought of GR3 playing some 2 is much more imaginable than playing the 4 with responsibility of guarding the Blake Griffin's of the world and rebounding consistently. Obviously he's a 3 first and foremost, but these days the perimeter is much more properly delineated as point guards, combo guards, wings, and stretch forwards than the traditional positions anyway.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You're wrong on this. You||
You're wrong on this. You don't just pick a school just for football. But picking out of so many schools on the same tier makes the atmosphere a huge tiebreaker. Ann Arbor and big time football are a huge factor there for people like that. Academic rankings are full of it anyway.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree. People are||
Disagree. People are disenfranchised by the whole thing. Michigan football was at least fun with Denard and co. There was hope for the future in all those years until last year also.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This. It's impossible to read||
This. It's impossible to read too much in either way to his comments. Also talk radio is gonna talk radio.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||THJ has got to work on his||
THJ has got to work on his defense if he's ever going to be a starter in the NBA. Nice rookie season offensively though.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||I would say given how inept||
I would say given how inept Michigan football has been for the last seven years, everyone is one edge when big decisions are on the horizon. Also the tiny, tiny possibility that Hoke and Brandon are both not gone terrifies everybody. We need a reboot. We need a coach that adapts to his players' strengths, develops talent (highly touted or not), and wears a fucking headset. We need a modern football program, not one stuck in the 90s. We will all be angry, sad, and everything in between until we have a coach the fan base can get behind. If we hire another Hoke... Things will get very ugly at Michigan Stadium on fall Saturdays.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Alright, if we want to talk||
Alright, if we want to talk out about mischaracterizations... What Bacon said was more along the lines of "based on what I'm hearing, I expect Brandon will be fired." He also gave his best estimate at who would coach Michigan next year and guessed a Harbaugh. He never intimated certainty. The man just said what he'd been hearing and spoke from his gut about the implications of that information.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Two bones to pick. First, 4-3||
Two bones to pick. First, 4-3 if the wins were over two of the worst teams in FBS, Rutgers, and a Penn State team with a '13 Michigan-like OL is not good. It's definitely not good when the losses are embarrassing laughers (two of them at home) with a combined score of 87-24 in which we mustered just 256 yards per game with 10 turnovers and just one takeaway.
Second, what are these "whispers" that State and Ohio are on upset alert? Both teams have to show up and play, so there's always the proverbial chance, but nobody is fooling themselves into thinking either matchup looks good for Michigan, particularly with both on the road.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This will probably be really||
This will probably be really boring. They probably run through normal business before putting anything like this to discussion. And yet here I am waiting for it to start...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Despite Tevin Coleman being a||
Despite Tevin Coleman being a terrifying monster-beast, it may be time to believe that the Indiana game is a win. Their defense is truly horrendous, and the QB situation is even more disastrous after Sudfeld's injury as the quality depth transferred (Roberson and Coffman) and the next guy up is now injured (Covington).
The most likely outcome then is a split with Maryland/Northwestern and two losses to the rivals. But this is still the BIG TENNN so who knows. I desparately hope we can reach a bowl to give the players (mainly the seniors) a tiny consolation for the lost season and a little more momentum for next year.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yogi Ferrell is on the team,||
Yogi Ferrell is on the team, so... Yes there is
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It's never not a good time to||
It's never not a good time to watch that Ed Reed clip again, and I thought the same thing watching Devin's Aneurism of Leadership on the sideline. College sports at its finest, regardless of what blowhards like Rod Gilmore would have you believe. Too bad for Devin, I hope he can lead us to bowl game.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's silly to take 6 years as||
It's silly to take 6 years as an indication of the next 20, but the more reasonable assumption is that we could be looking at more of a split in the next 10-20 years. Until we have any kind of positive momentum, we should table some of this "back in my day" arrogance about the days we smashed them on a yearly basis.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's fun to be the hardo||
It's fun to be the hardo sticking to his guns like that. But Michigan has a bad football team right now. Michigan State has a pretty good football team right now. The game will be played in East Lansing. Thus, it would be a pretty significant upset.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||All this sarcasm is making my||
All this sarcasm is making my head spin.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||I want Brandon gone, but I||
I want Brandon gone, but I also don't think Michigan should run everything like its the 70s or 80s. Don Canham would not have done that. The man was an innovator who understood the place. Canham would embrace modernity as Michigan must if it wants to be elite again, while still maintaining and celebrating the important traditions that make Michigan unique.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with FSU and am||
I agree with FSU and am pretty skeptical of many Southern schools. Just a little reminder that we've had our misdeeds as well even under Hoke. I know the Payne/Appling reports were pretty bad though if true.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And if we're being fair,||
And if we're being fair, exactly what happened with Brendan Gibbons, right?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like the kids love BB||
Sounds like the kids love BB gun fights; they make up like half of the offenses here. Maybe we should build a BB gun fight facility to woo recruits. /Brandon'd
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously your sample size||
Obviously your sample size point is valid, but, yes, for the 2013-14 Utah Jazz 9-7 is really good.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This may be the hottest||
This may be the hottest Brandon take this far. And it spawned finance-speak
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I can't stand how Michigan is||
I can't stand how Michigan is perceived nationally as a strictly old school fanbase. I want some class and love how most of our athletes are legitimate students, but damnit I want a modern football program.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Dude||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I love the idea of a Dantonio||
I love the idea of a Dantonio type, but you're odds at finding one are low. We desperately need a can't miss hire.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I realize the DOOM takes are||
I realize the DOOM takes are tired and unhelpful, but we really don't need next year guy. It's an even more tired opinion. It's going to take change, not just patience for the program to jump back up.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Honestly guy?||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||You probably already listen||
You probably already listen to the Solid Verbal. If not, those guys pick a lot of games ATS every Wednesday, though it's not very inside gambling. It's at least an entertaining college football podcast regardless. I also listen to a more gambling-focused podcast, but it's mostly humorous and not at all analytical (Barstool Pick'em), stay away if you don't like hot takes and hunches, because it's just degenerate guys talking about those things. I'm looking into starting one of my own, just looking for the right numbers guy buddy to cohost.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||My full week 4 preview is||
My full week 4 preview is up:http://alwaysovertheline.blogspot.com/2014/09/college-football-week-4-preview.html
My Big Ten picks in bold:
Indiana @ Missouri -13
Utah @ Michigan -5
Iowa @ Pitt -6.5
SJSU @ Minnesota -8.5
UMass +26.5 @ Penn State
Miami @ Nebraska -7
Maryland @ Syracuse +1
EMU @ Michigan State -45.5
Texas State +14 @ Illinois
Rutgers +6 @ Navy
Bowling Green +27 @ Wisconsin
|10 weeks 3 days ago||You say that because of the||
You say that because of the two early upsets in the NCAA Tournament. They're 150-31 the last five years, roughly 30-6 each year. Tourneys seeds of 1, 1, 2, 2, 3. Won the national title in 2010. It's just been so fun to see Duke knocked out early twice in that span, but two games out of 181 shouldn't diminish that recent success.