well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|1 hour 14 min ago||Woops||
Thanks. I couldn't remember what came before Abbey Road and I guess I misread the discography when looking it up. I guess order not considered, I'd still rank Sgt. Peppers over the White Album, but the either way you have a great 3-in-a-row excluding yellow submarine.
|5 hours 51 min ago||Re:Beatles||
I'd have to flip the list. Sgt. Peppers, Abbey Road, Let It Be
|20 hours 55 min ago||Well||
Well, thank god Hoke bended over backward for him, seeing how critical Shane has been to the program.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Get some||
Get some used irons PW-3. These days golf technology hasn't evolved nearly as much in the past 15 years as it had the 15 years prior to that, so it's easy to find very decent sets for cheap. Make sure your irons have good sized cavities (not blades). Get them regripped if you have to.
Find a used matching 3wood and 5wood. Once again you can find some nice older Callaways or something comparable for cheap. Finally, test out a bunch of used drivers and pick one. Don't spend much on a putter.
At some point adding a sandwedge will be helpful, but sometimes beginners struggle with high lofted clubs around the green.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Because||
Because betting is relative to odds not simply who you think will win it all. As the article notes, we started at 15/1 and now are 7/1, which still isn't quite as good as Bama. The fact that a lot of people put money on us meant they liked our chances relative to the odds.
To illustrate, let's say Bama, OU, Mich are all 5/1 odds but FSU is 30/1. Where do you think the money is going to go? Does that mean people think FSU is the most likely team to win it all? No.
All that said, it's safe to say people think very highly of our chances.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Good point||
Been here for exactly 5 seasons
|4 days 21 hours ago||I thought||
I thought I might get into Texas football when I came here for grad school. Went to a couple games and realized I just didn't care. Actually found myself rooting for Rice in a game because Sam McGuffie was on their team.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I||
I once snuck into the barn when they were slaughtering the spring lambs and they were all screaming. I grabbed one and ran away as fast as I could. But I didn't know where I was going. It was cold, very cold. I thought if I could just save one, but he was so heavy. Eventually the sherriff picked me up and returned the lamb to the rancher. I still wake up some nights and hear them screaming.
|5 days 21 hours ago||You're not going to||
You're not going to go wrong pretty much anywhere in Ann Arbor. Burns Park, Angell, Eberwhite, Bach elementary schools will all be in neighborhoods near campus. Wines is pretty close as well and Thurston is close to north campus, if you're an engineer.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sounds like||
Sounds like they had some cancerous players in the locker room that needed to go. Maybe Thad was getting too caught up in stars and not putting enough focus on character, or at least that's what he seemed to be suggesting in not the most eloquent terms. I think he's a good coach and imagine they'll turn it around. Sorry to interrupt the circle jerk.
|1 week 1 day ago||He doesn't get it||
"I don't think there's any head coach at our level that can control everything that happens in this day in time."
It's not about controlling everything, it's about being responsible for the culture of your program. That should be all the more apparent with Baylor and PSU headlines.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fewer||
Fewer than Kelvin Grady.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Watc||
Watc you didn't get about it?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Come on man||
Don't try to put words in my mouth. Literally no one in this entire thread is saying the issue is solely due to talent. It is a mathematical certainty, however, that our talent pool is diminished because of our cultural focus on other sports, so to claim our mediocrity has 0% to do with potential talent never trying seriously at soccer or even having exposure to soccer is either disingenuous or ignorant.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Spatial intelligence||
I'll say he probably has the best spatial intelligence of any soccer player, which I consider to be an athletic measure. Reminds me of Wayne Gretzky. Reminds me of Magic Johnson.
People in this thread want soccer skills to be so unique, but they aren't. Trapping a long ball doesn't take more or less skill than making a 3 pointer. Dribbling a soccer ball doesn't take more skill than dribbling a basketball. Understanding of spacing isn't more important for Bobby Wood than it is for Danny Amendola or Darren Helm. Eye-foot coordination isn't more important for a soccer player than eye-hand coordination for a baseball player. And so on.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Don't disagree||
I don't disagree with any of this, but I think it's important to note that youth soccer, while very big in suburbia, is still not penetrating equally across all socio-economic divides. You mentioning the $2-3 k a year being a perfect example.
So I do think it is an opportunity problem for big chunks of our population.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Why is it||
Why is it 100% coaching and 0% talent? Who is creating this dichotomy? I'm not arguing against the importance of coaching and better youth soccer instruction, but it is impossible to argue against numbers.
If you have X number of kids and half of them are never exposed to soccer or were gently pushed toward other sports, you just cut your talent pool in half. For a country like Argentina, you don't have to even consider whether the kids will get a fair shake at showing their mettle on a soccer field. In the US, there's a good chance that a great soccer player got so little exposure that their talents were never developed/recognized. Whether or not that player is LeBron James or Adrian Peterson is not the point. The point is our theoretical talent base is much much bigger than our practical one.
So when someone says, how can the US have so many people and be so mediocre at soccer, well, part of the reason is that our population misrepresents our practical talent pool.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You're warping||
You're warping my argument.
People in this thread are essentially saying that NBA stars are only good because of freak athleticism and their skills wouldn't translate to soccer, which may be somewhat true in cases like a Russell Westbrook. There are many NBA athletes or NCAA Div 1 basketball players that did not make it based off freak athleticism. They made it because they are freaskishly good at everything else that makes one good at sports. Things like endurance, coordination, understanding of the game, quick thinking, honed a particular skill, basically all of the things people are listing as being so unique to soccer.
So no, you're not just missing out on a couple Zardes 2.0's, you miss out on every type of player when kids aren't exposed to soccer to begin with. Of course, you need coaching to then develop that talent, but once again, that's a separate issue for US soccer.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone||
Everyone in this thread is equating athlete with essentially 40 times and verticals. Being good, or even wordclass, at a sport has a lot more to do with the other aspects of athleticism that are harder to measure. These traits, which people refer to as kinesthetic intelligence (as I referred to in another post), is what makes one person good at every sport they pick up, whether it's ping pong, golf, soccer, or basketball.
So we aren't just missing out on freak athletes, like say a Russell Westbrook, we're missing out on the bulk of the entire talent pool whether they are freak athletes, masterly skilled players (Curry) or all-around playmakers who seem better than they should be (Steve Nash types).
I'm not arguing that we need more Zardeses. I'm saying there our country size does not reflect our soccer talent pool compared to other countries because our best athletes (not just in raw measureables) play other sports.
The quality of youth instruction is of course important as well, but that wasn't the argument at hand here.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Football||
Football I can agree with, at least for certain positions. Basketball no. Skill is incredibly important to basketball in a similar way to soccer. So is quick thinking, spatial awareness, vision, etc., i.e., everything that goes into what people refer to as kinesthetic intelligence, which is not the same as raw athleticism.
And of course if you put some random athlete on a soccer field who has never played before they aren't going to impress. The point is, nearly all of our best talent, whether athletic freaks or just all-around excellent athletes end up focusing on other sports. Even if they do play soccer as a kid, they are probably getting mediocre instruction and less time on the field than international counterparts.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Who are these experts?||
Athletic people are good at sports. Athleticism is also not just fast or jumps high. It's coordination, spatial awareness, etc. Didn't you ever have the friend who was good at every sport? It's like how Harbaugh looks for QBs that were also stars of their baseball squad or what not. Look at Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, etc.
Maybe Lebron would suck at soccer. Maybe his athleticism wouldn't translate. But when our best athletes are almost all choosing to focus on basketball, football, baseball, hell even hockey in the north, over soccer, it's ludicrious to suggest that that isn't a disadvantage for the US vs. nations where it's soccer and then everything else.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
I think his point wasn't so much that they wouldn't care but more the communication part. We care about discovering all sorts of unintelligent life forms on earth, so that's likely not it. The problem is, how could we ever have meaningful communication with a worm. Worms aren't even all that different from us genetically (something like 70% of the same genome). So consider how different some other form of life would be, and how completely improbably it would be that our intellects would be remotely on the same page. This is a pretty good response to the Fermi Paradox people are pointing out in this thread as well.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||True||
True, we're going to miss out on some gimmees at home. But, if the goal is to win the B10, as opposed to say just making the tourney and going 10-8 in conference, I think your road schedule is crucial. If you're competing for a title, you should be winning at home whether it's NW or it's IU.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The ever||
The Dave Brandon Ever After Trophy: A giant macaroni noodle.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||No||
No, it was not "one big outside shot." He was 39% from 3 starting February.
I saw a kid who tried too hard when he was on the floor, likely because he was fighting for minutes and due to Beilein's unpredictable substituion patterns. He also made some passes that only Walton or Spike were capable of. The problem was for every great pass, he'd force one and turn it over.
His biggest strength goes unnoticed to many and especially to stats: defense. You can look to the Purdue game we lost in the BTT, where Swanigan couldn't do a thing when Kam was in the game.
Kam's biggest limitation, certainly within the framework of Beilein's offense, was his ball handling. Maybe Bacari will be able to better leverage Kam's strengths and minimize the impact of his weaknesses. Regardless, no one can look at the wing/forward depth chart next year and say we are better off without him.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It's a projection||
No one is saying we are better than OSU, just that we project to be pretty damn good this year. It'd be ridiculous to go around bragging about a #3 preseason ranking, but it's hard to argue against it.
We project to have the likely the best or certainly the deepest DL. I doubt you'll find a better set of starting corners. Two safeties who have seen significant playing time, one of whom has potential to be a big time play maker. While uncertainty looms at LB, the unit wasn't good this year and we have Peppers plus healthy McCray and incoming Bush. I can see a talented freshmen like Bush actually contributing because frankly a lot may not be asked of the linebackers this year with the strength of the DL.
On offense, we have an OL that projects to be solid, two very solid+ WRs, a ridiculous TE group, options at RB and then there's QB. This team doesn't need a JT Barrett or Deshaun Watson. While there is uncertainty the options don't seem scary, maybe even arguably exciting, especially considering who is coaching them. If O'Korn is too mistake prone, it seems reasonable based off spring to think Speight could be a good game manager. Even in absolute disaster scenarios, you have Morris and Peters.
Projections are projections, so sure they don't mean much. At the same time, there is a strong argument for top 5 projection.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Poole||
Poole + Simpson + Wagner could absolutely be the foundation for a great team. No arguing there. In fact, it reminds me of projecting Walton + Irvin + Chatman...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You left out the snark||
I'll help. Should we get excited and praise Beilein, 12th highest paid coach in the nation (3rd B10), for a fringe top 25 pre-season ranking (5th in B10) by a team led by two seniors who were formerly top 50 recruits?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||What||
What part are you shocked by?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||For a single||
For a single position or unit, I'll agree. Lewis may be the best player on the team, but Stribling and Clark are legit Mich/B10 CB starters. Peppers is a little unknown in the new defense but the argument could be made for him, especially if considering overall impact on the team.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Whatever||
Whatever happened with Dytarious Johnson?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Well, sounds like their situation was a mess. I'm sure NCST would have liked to have held onto Russell Wilson too. Not saying this guy is at all comparable to Russell Wilson, just that grad transfers aren't always because the school is no longer interested.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Damn it||
Damn it, you make the Nebraska DT transfer sound a lot more useful than first reported in another thread.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I suggest||
Get all the ingredients to make one awesome whiskey cocktail, e.g., some good maraschino cherries, a good vermouth, and Angostura bitters for a Manhattan. Or find another whiskey cocktail. Here's a good list.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||2.4 gs||
2.4 Gs is high but not insane. A commercial aircraft peak g-force is maybe 1.5. A Ferrari's ~ 1. And, the peak acceleration could of course be limited to whatever is determined to be acceptable. Furthermore, the number reported here is all but meaningless to us since this is an open-air test (not vacuum) and this is just the propulsion system/carriage, i.e., there is no payload (mass).
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Success||
Good recap, but I don't really agree with your analysis.
1. Caris: Far beyond what could be hoped for from a player at this time of the year. Still, he was a late bloomer that people actually were fairly high on when he signed, and we benefited from Groce leaving.
2. Spike and Rahk: Very different players but both guys who have been able to contribute in a meaningful fashion. They wouldn't be considered recruiting "hits" necessarily, except given the time of year. Nevertheless, Beilein beats the odds here.
3. Biefeldt and Dawkins: These are relatively expected trajectories for late signings. Not misses given the time of year, but nothing special in terms of recruiting success stories.
4. Colton: Miss.
No question Beilein is outperforming expectations, but expecting or even hoping for Caris-type results I think is foolish. Also, I appreciate the dates because you'll note only one of these came in May. Add in a survey of players actually available and I haven't heard anything beyond the kid from Dallas. So realistically, I think best case scenario here for a late signee (not including grad transfers) is simply, "able to contribute as a true freshman."
We are desperate enough at wing that anyone that could feasibly contribute next year is probably worth one scholarship on. I would not burn both (not counting grad transfers).
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Not once||
Not once is definitely hyperbolic. What's fair to say is that our offense was completely shut down in a number of games and was pretty mediocre in B10 play: 5th in OffEff and 6th in 3pt %. Not horrible numbers, but when your team is supposedly built around offense, those are not the numbers you'd hope for.
All that said, I could see the offense making a leap next year if Wagner picks up where he left off, Robinson shoots more steadily, and Simpson can contribute in a meaningful way in addition to minor improvements to Walton, Irvin, and Rahk.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What?||
Godfather Part II??? Typo?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Haven't seen Catwoman||
but saw something recently on reddit about the basketball scene, which has to be the worst 90 seconds of cinematography ever.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Going Overboard||
Adam Sandler's first movie. You know how some movies are so bad they're funny, well I realized bad slapstick comedy is just the worst. Exactly zero laughs and was dumber than an inbred Ole Miss fan.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Depends||
We shouldn't take anyone that wouldn't be expected to contribute next year, that is, we shouldn't use a four year scholarship out of desperation on a player that won't contribute next year when that scholarship could be saved for '17.
I'm not saying that's the case with Baruti, especially since Larry Brown wants him, but just because we have open spots doesn't mean we should fill them unless they go to grad transfers, who would have no impact down the road.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Has||
Has ferris wheel technology gone too far?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||He was||
He was also our best defender at the 3/4 position and showed flashes of being a very good passer and was shooting pretty well to end the season. You'd think with extra attention hopefully going toward defense next year, he could have developed a bigger role without having to shoot 40%+ from 3. I won't be remotely surprised if Kam develops nicely for another team.
Regardless of what he does for someone else, where is our depth? You're so certain we won't miss him but we just lost Dawkins too lest you forget. There are all of the sudden a lot of eggs in DJ Wilson's basket, and he's shown very little to get excited about.
It takes some pretty severely maize and blue tinted lenses to write off 3 transfers, losing Spike and two assistants as "phony butt hurt."
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Zero impact?||
That's absurd. Do you think Biefeldt missing had zero impact as well?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||2006||
2006 was built upon recruits from years before and ended with the defense getting torn apart by two good offenses. That season was bracketed by a 7-5 season (worst of his by record) and a final season that featured the horror and absolute destruction by the ducks. Our inability to handle the spread has been well documented. Our conservative strategy keeping us in games we shouldn't have been in has been well documented. His poor recruiting at the end has been more than well documented.
It doesn't take much projection to see that the glory years had past. I'm certain things would have gone better than under RR and Hoke, but playing second fiddle to OSU would have still been the status quo.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||These "pros"||
is a poor argument. There a lot of "pros" in TV/movies who write absolute garbage that appeals to some group and generates money, so they may be pros in the sense that they know how to stay employed, but that doesn't make their product beyond artistic reproach.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The truth is||
The truth is, Tressel had Carr's number, albeit he was a cheater. OSU was "punished" by the NCAA with one throwaway year and then an upgrade from Tressel to Meyer. Meanwhile, between the gaming pass Carr by, premature self-canibalization of our coach, a bogus NCAA punishment, Dave Brandon and everthing that came after, they pulled away from us.
Of course we lost the games we lost. The reasons above are why.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||After the draft||
I'm sure everyone is aware of how much OSU lost, and I'm not discounting it, but they were also obviously insanely talented to begin with--to the point where I think Beck had his hands tied trying to please too many egos.
So while maybe now they are at least in the same stratosphere as the rest of the B1G in terms of talent, they still have Barrett at the helm and their monster 2014 class should be coming into its own. Urbz late season adjustments to Beck's playcalling also stand out as indication that their offense will likely be as powerful as ever. I'm not sure about their defense, but they do bring in Nick Bosa who sounds like a college-ready terror.
As Iowa goes, I still think they were about the 4th best team in the conference last year. They return a lot, sure, but they also are the sort of team I feel more comfortable playing than a high powered spread. Long story short, I'll say OSU, Iowa, then MSU are hardest three games in order.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The thing is||
The thing is, even before this and even before the Sansa rape, they had well-established Ramsay as the most hated character on TV. I guess the baby directly serves the plot line. Not sure the Sansa rape did though. So it's just starting to feel like overkill. We all want him dead in the worst way. Anymore dispicable stuff isn't going to change that.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||No idea||
No idea why you got downvotes. Those would be all the names I would consider as well although I'll subtract Gedeon and add Hurst and Mone.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Quinn||
Quinn is just trolling sparty at this point.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Lions||
Lions take Miles Killebrew. Was projected as a 3rd rd pick and is a safety with potential to play as more of a S/LB hybrid. That pick is for you Salvatore. Happy now?
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||You're right||
You're right, Martha went outside of their organization to find the best candidate they could, one that was largely considered to be a good hire by local/national media, and now they are drafting toward obvious weaknesses that are also getting graded well by outsiders, not just lunatic Lion fans, as you said. I see you have a very strong agenda here, but it's not rational.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Ah||
So basically, the Lions should just replicate what the most successful team in the NFL for the last 15 years has done. Got it. Should be an easy strategy, I just hope no one else gets the memo.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Dude||
Get a grip. We had one of, if not the worst, offensive line last year. Pass protection sucked and rushing was even worse. While there's more than one hole on this team, OL had to be a priority and Decker and Glasgow are two guys who can help, especially in the run game. Add on grabbing a DT who was luckily still available, and I have no idea what you're bitching about. I suppose just for the sake of hur-hur, it's the Lions, type bitching.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||And yet their||
And yet their lines still need some major help, so they should be serious about upgrading them. Don't follow your point.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Awesome||
Lions getting serious about their lines, as they should.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget||
Don't forget Kam!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Dear NCAA||
You are a fucking joke.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This is||
This is short-sighted in a lot ways. Amaker picked this program up from the lowest spot it has literally ever been. He actually would have made the tournament (I believe it was Horton's freshman year) had we been eligible for the post-season. Furthermore, he certainly would have been dancing on probably multiple ocassions had he stuck around longer. An Epke, Sims, Manny team I am certain would have found it's way to the tournament.
Now all that said, I am of course happy we upgraded with Beilein. My biggest complaint was lack of player development, e.g., Blanchard. My other biggest issue was pretty bogged down half-court offense. Still, Amaker left the program in much a better place than he started. It's not debatable. He's since gone on to do well at Harvard.
I think real hoops fans, who actually would attend games during the Ellerbe era have a strong appreciation for TA. And I'm not surprised people who bandwaggoned on when Manny and Sims took us dancing have no respect for TA.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Don't agree||
Izzo is definitely an awesome college coach and very well-suited for it. Harbaugh is just a damn good football coach, regardless of pro or "amateur." In fact, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh could out coach Klinsmann when it comes to futbol.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Bummer||
Gonna miss Tirico/Dakich big ten hoops.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Name||
Name the top 5 least interesting things you've done today. Possible example: tied your shoes. Non-eligible example: velcroed your shoes (too interesting).
|13 weeks 4 days ago||But||
But all that content gets regurgitated on the edge of the internet or here within hours if it's remotely newsworthy.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Lol||
So you bought both Blue Moon and Oberon (very similar beers), with Blue Moon being the single most common gateway beer to craft beer and Oberon basically being the same thing but better, and you've come to the conclusion that Blue Moon is >> Oberon. I'm not in the habit of ridiculing one's beer choices, but this did give me a literal lol.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||From||
From the day they've opened they have been about premium ingredients, customer service, and a horizontally structured business, so I'm not sure what you exactly mean.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I will||
I will never get why people claim Maize and Blue is better regardless of cost. It's like M&B went shopping at kroger and then just make a giant sandwich with a bunch of butter on the outside of their bread. Then again, Michiganders aren't exactly known for their discerning palettes.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The explanation||
The explanation for the shooting numbers is very straightforward when you actually consider context: as a freshman all he was asked to do was to be a spot up shooter. When he was in the game he was usually about the 4th option and had plenty of others to create shots for him. As often happens, once the burden gets shifted and a player has to create his own shots, catch and shoot open looks drop dramatically, so efficiency and shooting drops unless you're a very high caliber player a la Burke, Stauskas, maybe Caris.
Bottomline was, Irvin was not very effective at being the #1 option this year. He was inconsistent, shooting suffered, and he was poor at finishing at the rim and drawing fouls. Since we've seen literally nothing to indicate that he's going to make a big jump in these aspects, the hope should be that his improvement is incremental and his load is greatly lessened to free him up to play off the ball where he's clearly more comfortable.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
I think one of the biggest keys to next season is putting emphasis on making Irvin the number two or three option and not the first. The offense just does not run smoothly with him running the pick and roll and had the added consequence of killing his shooting numbers. Walton and Xavier need to be the ones in control. This will open up both shots and dribbling lanes for Irvin and Robinson. So the key is, can Beilein get what he needs out of the PG spot, or will we have to fall back on Irvin playing the superman role that he's not very good at.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Materials||
I had a materials course that I think was an ME requirement taught by an Indian prof whose name I can't remember. I actually really liked the professor and the material wasn't all that bad, he just had high demands. Also vector calculus first semester of college was a rude awakening.
I found heat transfer to be the most intuitive course I took in ME.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Questions||
Where was that top 25 team when we were getting destroyed by Xavier and SMU?
Why should a team comprised of three top 30 recruits (two of them being juniors) + top 100 Donnal, + Beilein's targets in Doyle, Wilson, Wagner, and then Rahk not be able to make the tournament?
This is the team that Beilein should have been expecting for this season based off his own recruiting minus Levert who wouldn't have originally been expected to be so good and then later wasn't guaranteed to stick around.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||x-factors||
I would think most teams have some young player or incoming freshman that will make a much larger impact than what people outside of the program/fanbase are going to expect. I don't disagree on Wagner, I just think an x-factor like him isn't that unique.
I think the real keys to success next season are improving defense and taking the load off Irvin so he can work off the ball more rather than running the offense directly through him. To those points, I do agree that Simpson and Wagner will be big factors.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Blocked shots||
Blocked shots do not equal turnovers. While I don't have numbers specific to Irvin, our team was 263rd in blocked attempt rate at 10.3%. Rahk was especially good at finishing and avoiding shot blockers, so that leaves two people responsible for our block shot %, Walton and Irvin. Anecdotally, I have never seen a player have as many jump shots blocked. Something Beilein also commented on. Quote is over in report card for Irvin at umhoops.com.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||He||
He also shot the ball considerably worse from 3 and probably led the country in blocked fg attempts. I don't exactly blame him for some of his struggles this year as a lot of weight was put on his shoulders, but at the same time, he demonstrated he's not a guy you want to build an offense around.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||He didn't||
He didn't resurrect the program from the dead. That was Amaker. Beilein deserves plently of credit for building off Amaker, but there's no need to overstate his accomplishments.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I want||
I want to see Mone dominate.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||This guy||
This guy has two years of eligibility. Spike ever playing again is still not a sure bet anyway.
Edit: Nevermind. Only one year. Columbia link hadn't been updated since 14-15 season.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||That's a fair||
That's a fair point. The second point I'm not sold on. Beilein strikes me as exactly the type of coach who would be the only one refusing to offer grad transfer spots, kinda like his more or less self-imposed rule of earliest offer date.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
I think that has been pretty clear with the inquiries into the Sacred Heart transfer, Josh Jackson talk and now Grant Mullins. What's bizarre to me is Beilein was just talking about how grad transfers are BS and questioning the motivation behind the kids making them. I guess this kid could be someone legitimately looking for a good graduate program.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||If you||
If you want "fantastic" hoops coverage, check out umhoops. You can tell Dylan and co. are very knowledgeable about the game. There's a reason this site references it so frequently.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||The article||
The article says the medical advice they had received Jan/Feb said that it wasn't unreasonable to hope the issue would heal without surgery and that would be the only way he could potentially play this season. Whatever the problem is, it didn't heal as hoped. Sucks for him because now there's no way he'll be able to participate in any NBA workouts. I would imagine that also erases any shot at the first round.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
I agree it's unnecessary for him to wear IU clothing.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
10 wins was so impressive that it got us a big fat 8 seed in the big ten tourney.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||If you||
If you think a repeat of this season next year wouldn't put Beilein's job in jeopardy, you're fooling yourself. There won't be any excuses for a senior/upper-classmen laden team with all the key pieces in place, at least as much as Beilein could have hoped by his own recruiting.
I personally think they'll improve enough that his job won't be in jeopardy, but they better for his sake.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Very nice write up||
This season has brought about a lot of strong opinions, but the one I think that is irrefutable is that Beilein is at a crossroads.
Teams like this one can often make a big jump simply by experience, and many programs have built solid-to-great programs around experience and execution. But if this team doesn't make the leap forward, and recruiting continues to project to B/B+ by Big Ten standards, Beilein's job is in serious jeopardy.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I||
I was excited for this year. Might get excited for next year if Irvin decides to go pro.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It's a||
It's a good question for Ernie to ask Charles and Kenny in the studio. It's a really stupid question if you want an actual answer to ask in that scenario. Regardless, the guy can ask whatever he likes. Maybe he'll rethink asking a dickish question next time for his own sake.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It's a bad||
It's a bad question because he's asking one of their big men how they got outrebounded in an incredibly painful loss that had just happened. What response did he expect he'd get? At best maybe, "they hustled really hard." Stupid question and got the answer he deserved.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||You're right||
It's bound to offend the predominatly white PC police
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||RPI killing us||
RPI is killing us. The fact that VCU seems to be a consensus "avoid Dayton" while Michigan is first four out is mind blowing. I guess if you only blindly look at RPI that's what you conclude but they lost 6! non conference games and won none of any importance. By far their best win is at St. Joes (#47 kenpom) and they have two bad bad losses. It's just not even comparable.
Monmouth, St. Marys, Vanderbilt, there's no way you can compare us to them head to head and say we shouldn't get in.
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||There's||
There's also a lot of research into nanostructuring to create hydrophobic surfaces. As you said, the key is reliability, applicability, and cost. It's not hard to make a nice hydrophobic or ice nucleation limiting coating in a lab.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Walton||
Walton is too short and doesn't seem to be a good shooter off the dribble. Irvin's ridiculous shot mechanics make his shot blockable if anyone is in the vicinity. He must have one of the highest blocked jump shot percentages in college hoops.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Adding on||
I wouldn't exactly call Seattle's performance under Carroll mediocre to bad.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||No||
No it was absolutely Amaker. He took us from historically bad to teams about the same as this one. He would have made the tourney Horton's freshman year without postseason ban. He came close a couple other times. It was time to move on, but we needed Amaker to bridge the gap between off the charts horrible to big ten championships. He also turned recruiting around from Avery Queens and Josh Moores to Udoh, Manny, Deshawn Sims.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Message to all other coaches||
It is in your best interest to not get into a Twitter battle with Harbaugh. It won't go well for you.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I don't||
I don't follow your logic. The autobench allows more minutes for players into the game without concern of getting into foul trouble. Furthermore, starters have lower foul committed rates than bench players, so if Irvin has to take a seat, Kam Chatman comes in and is more likely to commit a foul.
The bottom line is, Beilein makes it a point of emphasis not to foul. It doesn't have anything to do with the autobenching, but it might have something to do with two point defense.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||No Joe||
That's just not the case.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
76 and partly cloudy here. Light breeze. No snow forecasted as far as I can see.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Well, he certainly won't be a lottery pick anymore.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Asst||
Asst to the head coach for the 76ers I believe
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Robinson||
I really do not understand why Robinson effectively played 20 minutes in the second half. He wasn't just a non-factor he was a negative, and while I know the normal substitution is Kam for Irvin and not Robinson, I'm pretty certain Kam could have been more effective vs. Layman defensively and had played well offensively in the first half too. He got zero minutes in the second half after literally his best stretch of play for us to date.
|22 weeks 3 hours ago||Strange||
Since he seems to be built in the Butt mode, I wouldn't have expected him to have contributed more than he has at this point. Unless there's other info out there, I would have expected him to be in a strong position for Butt's role once he's gone.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Trust||
Trust the guys with the most to lose by being wrong.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||How's||
How's life in a black and white world?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Are||
Are blocked shots exluded from # of shots at the rim? I could see that adding 10-20 attempts for Irvin if blocked attempts are included.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||He||
He apparently did not participate in warm ups.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Right||
Cause allegedly taking HGH while rehabbing an injury is just like systematic misconduct while handling sexual assault cases.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Including 2008||
Including 2008 is misleading. Also, I think you're getting ahead of yourself saying we are "on pace" to miss the tourney. Latest bracketology has us as a 9.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||General Agreement||
One down year and another very mediocre one are not cause for hot seat talk given the success the three years prior. I also agree firing a coach is in and of itself not a solution.
HOWEVA, as you pointed out, the reason we had great back to back tourney runs was because of NBA talent. It doesn't matter if they are hidden gems like Burke and LeVert, or 5 stars like GRIII and McGary, just as long as you have the talent.
Right now, we don't have that talent. We've gotten unlucky with injuries, but look at the success we had without a star in McGary in '14. So if you don't have the talent, you better have a bunch of hard working, upper-classmen and some defensive tenacity. We are playing the worst defense since Ellerbe (see kenpom). Projecting forward, Beilein better be hoping Wagner and his '16 class pan out, otherwise things don't look too hot.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I don't||
I don't think anyone knows. That's why I mentioned his name specifically rather than just counting him as a guarenteed scholarship. There was also talk of a greyshirt up until NSD, but Harbaugh seemed to nix that idea in his presser, so who knows.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Double||
|23 weeks 6 days ago||The number||
Not that I'm worried, but the number is actually 91 including Glasgow, Allen and Dytarious Johnson as scholarships.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||But||
But we're lucky he even returned for a senior year, so...
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Partial Agreement||
His success through 2014 definitely buys him some cushion against hot seat talk. That said, I am worried about the future. Ultimately, talent is what gets you to final fours and wins big ten championships. That's true even for Beilein, and I'm not talking about recruiting rankings, I'm talking about NBA talent. The '13 and '14 teams had loads of talent. This team does not. You can chalk it up to Levert's injury, but we got a bit lucky that he even came back this year.
I'll give Beilein the benefit of the doubt that he seems to have had some bad luck in how the trio of Walton, Irvin, and Chatman turned out. On top of that, there haven't been any hidden gems, as of now. Bad luck may it be, Wagner and the '15 class better pan out because if they don't then he will be on the hot seat.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Does G Matt||
Does G Matt coach Gary or do we let Gary coach G Matt?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||How||
How anyone upvoted your post is a mystery to me. Molk made it exceedingly and bizarrely obvious.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||God, I hope not*||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Fine||
I certainly have no problem with that opinion, but I'm going to stand up for the integrity of my statements with careful arguments, as opposed to most of the responses in this string here, including yours, that are just unqualified statements or opinions.
As an aside, DFW has also had quite a few discussions (recorded and written) on the role and dangers of cynicism in society. I find cynicism to be an interesting and important subject and not just some word.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||And||
And of course you don't state how/why. I understand that it is a word very often misused, but whatever you might think of my handle, you cannot make a case for it being cynical by any commonly accepted definition of the word. Whereas, disimissing the value of a book on the basis of skepticism of the motives of others, is quite literally cynicism.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||No||
Completely false comparisons. I said that denigrating a book on the basis that it's a book people only read because they are trying to prove their intelligence is cynical. It is rejecting the value in something based on skepticism and distrust of peoples movtives. That is the exact essence of cynicism.
My username came about because I couldn't think of a username. It is not meant to poke fun of anyone, denigrate anything, or demonstrate anything. Even if it were me trying to say "look how clever I am," that is still not cynicism. There is no contempt, there is no distrust, no skepticism, no rejection of value.
Anyway, I have said my piece. I don't expect you to accept it, but no rational argument has been made to counter it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Rather||
Rather than just saying things baselessly, I'll actually show you how you are incorrect.
Definition: Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others.
Cynics chose to denigrate things because of their inherent skepticism in values they chose to reject and general mistrust of people and society. So when a book like Infinite Jest is lauded, a typical cynical reaction is to dismiss the book entirely based off some ridiculous notion that only people who want to appear smart would read and discuss it. A cynic finds it very difficult to believe that there may be genuine satisfcation gained by reading and discussing the book and that the book may have a value they do not appreciate.
My handle has literally nothing to do with cynicism. Cynicism is inherently negative. A lot of people use the word cynical interchangably with words like irreverent, satirical, skeptical, etc. None of those share the same meaning.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure||
I'm not sure you really grasp what cynical means.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||This is||
This is such a cynical viewpoint and unsurprisingly almost always made by people who haven't read the book.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
I think it is the single most rewarding book I've ever read. I read it the month before starting grad school after having left a job when I could really dedicate time to it. I don't think it's the kind of book you can read casually.
As far as your concerns, I found the first ~200 pages close to unreadable, especially some of the dialogue in the halfway house setting. It reminded me of Naked Lunch, a book I could not finish. Once you get accostomed to the colloquial verbiage and acronyms, you can really start investing in the plot. Ultimately, it was the plot and even moreso the characters that absolutely hooked me. DFW's modern use of language may be unparalleled, but the characters I think really make this book. Things eventually do come together, but it takes a great deal of set up, which is probably where you are a bit stuck. Keep going and I think you'll be hooked.
Someday I hope to get through the first 100 pages of Gravity's Rainbow. Haven't succeeded yet.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||And do you hold opinions on||
And do you hold opinions on those groups of people as well? Also, it's whittler.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Says||
Says the guy who didn't know who the world's most famous poker player was.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Major douche||
but definitely one of the biggest and most successful poker personalities.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Shaka's||
Shaka's style leads to upsets, that's what made him successful at VCU, and that's why the RPI likes them. They are dangerous due to style, but I don't agree that they are very talented and they are not nearly consistent enough to be 21. They could close out strong, but to date I'd take Michigan's resume over theirs and I think #30 is about right for us.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Texas||
Texas at 21 shows what a joke RIP is.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting||
Interesting that between 3.0 - 4.0, it looks pretty much like noise. It's above and below that range that there seems to be the main contributions to the 0.13 r^2 value.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||IU is first||
I'm hoping he's back for that one so that the team has at least one game to reestablish some chemistry before MSU.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Good call||
great video too
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Come on||
Come on man. I'm not trolling. I'm not name calling. I'm not even bitching. I'm defending an opinion on a message board that exists for discussion. If you have anything constructive to add, please do.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Yet another||
"If he doesn't go to Michigan, he will go to a school that does the same things, if not worse."
Yet another baseless assertion that gets thrown around here to make people feel better about themselves.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||To be clear||
To be clear, my concerns are not with scaring off other desired recruits. That's a distant second to conducting the program with dignity, which he is failing as of late.
It's also amazing how the narrative on this board shifts throughout the recruiting cycle. First it's, I don't get why we're offering these kids so early, but I guess you can't doubt Harbaugh's eye for talent. Then it's, well it's okay if we tell them early it might not work out--they can find other opportunities. Then it's, well we don't really know what actually happened. Then it's, well as long as it's by the rules I don't care how cynical and Machiavellian it is. What's next?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Really?||
On this board Harbaugh is a deified to an uncomfortable extent. Now of course losing one major recruit wouldn't be big deal, but clearly he's not the only kid out there cocking an eyebrow at what's going on.
Hopefully, going forward, cases like Weaver will help low ranked kids keep a more skeptical eye toward what an offer from Harbaugh means for their own sake.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||What if||
What if it costs us a Donovan Peoples-Jones. Still cool?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Right||
At what point is Harbaugh going to realize that cash and hookers are what kids want?
It's okay to feel conflicted about something. It's not the same thing as hypocrisy. You don't have to bend over backwards to find arguments that only serve your need to root for Michigan football without concern.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, we do||
Harbaugh likes to offer a bunch of low three star prospects as a way of creating a buzz and then cut them loose if they don't get the message after the coaches stop contacting them.
There's an extraordinarily simple solution, don't offer prospects that aren't up to your talent standards to begin with.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Or just||
Or just don't offer a bunch of kids that you doubt you'll have room for all for the sake of generating some early recruiting buzz.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Prostitution||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Still don't know||
Still don't know what to think about everything but that's some classic grade A Harbaugh shit right there.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Ok||
Ok, I'll trust you mgouser of ... oh, <1 day.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||This shit||
This shit is killing my productivity this week.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Could be||
Could be that all that money is generated on the notion of "amateurism" and the "student athlete." I of course take no issue with notion of a varsity student athlete--it spans back well before anyone thought insane amounts of money could be made off it and was founded on the principle, uniquely American, that there was non-monetary value in athletics that was appropriate for the collegiate setting.
There are now just endless examples of how absurd NCAA sports have become from recruiting to EA Sports video games to age/class year restrictions on turning professional. And there are endless examples of how the NCAA is completely powerless to control its own organization.
Of course it's all still incredibly fun to watch, but the NCAA jumped the shark decades ago. The evolution from amateur to professional has been slow with conferences and the NCAA putting up as much resistance as they can bare, but the money always wins out. Now of for every Jim Calhoun, John Calapari, and Larry Brown there's a John Beilein. The problem is that ratio, which only seems to grow.
So I guess enjoy what we have while we have it, but I think any argument stating that the amount of money tossed around in college football and basketball is anything but insane is self-serving.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Anecdotes aside||
UT has a top 7% rule, meaning that you have to be top 7% in your class to get in, so I find your quite dumb comment dubious. I won't put it in the highest tier with the likes of Berkeley, UNC, UVA, Michigan, UCLA, but beyond that I think it is as highly regarded as any other public university.
Also worth noting that with rankings that place more emphasis on value or upward mobility, schools like UT Austin and PSU often do particularly well.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Reasons||
Reason 1. Ethics. What others do shouldn't dictate what you do.
Reason 2. Timing. The kid clearly thought he still had a spot as of Jan. 3rd.
Reason 3. In the real world or when applying to college, it is very rare for the employer/university to rescind an offer. While not considered "the right thing to do" it is much more common for a potential candidate to accept an offer and then move on. The reason is because, for the individual, nothing is lost, they get a better deal. If an employer were to say, actually we found someone else, that looks terrible and can affect company perception. So if for no other reason, you should care that other recruits will see this and wonder what a Michigan scholarship offer is worth.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Defense||
"Better for Michigan to cede an open look or two than get overaggressive and play into Minnesota's hands."
That's one of our defensive specialties.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||That's a||
That's a top 10 mgoboard post in my book.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Complete agreement||
Weaver and Enis situations don't really bother me and are not the same as Swenson. People keep using the argument that, well if the staff is being up front about things, then at least the kids know where they stand. It's still unfortunate for Weaver and Enis to get their hopes up, but a Michigan offer does help their publicity and they've had time to make other plans.
It sure sounds like we just flat out screwed Swenson over. Hopefully there is some information that we don't know to justify it other than "disappointing senior season."
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Right||
Couldn't possibly win with the highly touted Swenson taking up all one of our 85 scholarships.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Phew||
Good to know. We can throw out our Michigan traditions, standards, and ethics because "it's a business." Where the bag men at? Just don't get caught and everything is kosher.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||It's okay||
It's okay. The more we learned about Pluto, the more we learned it's just not planet material. Better not deceive it into thinking it really can contend with the other big boys.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Or||
Or you know, Harbaugh could keep his word. Swenson could come in and compete and maybe show he deserved the offer, deserved his early high ranking. Worst case scenario, he contributes to the team and gets a degree from the University of Michigan after 4 years.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Better||
Better not be another Rutgers
|26 weeks 3 days ago||You mean||
You mean like getting a degree from Iowa St. instead of Michigan?
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Are there||
Are there any other guys who have graduated ahead of schedule that we know about?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||And by literally||
And by literally, you of course mean figuratively.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
So in the big ten you can sign such that your class will not result in over 88 scholarships, and you have to explain how it will end up at 85 without anyone getting screwed over. I don't know how Urban managed to have 91.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||On NSD||
On NSD you can have over 85. You just can't enter the season with more than 85. Urban had 91 on NSD one year ago.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||That||
That doesn't account for early enrollees. See this interview:
Edit: I also don't know why it's nearly impossible to find the B10 rules on this.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Probably||
Probably 27 with early enrollees not counted.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Those||
Those are all 5s. In Beilein's offense, 1-4 must be a threat from 3. You literally can't find me an example of a 4 man in his offense at Michigan that played real PT and didn't attempt at least 50 3s a season except Jehvon Shepherd and that was back when he still had Amaker players and the overall talent level was awful.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I agree that||
I agree that if he were a great all around player but just couldnt shoot from outside, he would see the court at least. Well, he's not a great all around player, certainly not offensively. Still, I think he could carve out a role on other P5 rosters from what I've seen. Also, in comparison to GR3, remember that while certainly wasn't a great shooter he was at least low thirties and could hit from the corner forcing players to guard him out there.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Chatman||
Chatman doesn't get any run because he can't shoot the 3. I hope for his sake he considers a transfer because I think he could be successful in another program that doesn't value the 3 ball above all else.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Wish||
Wish he were Nauta bulldog.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||What we really need||
Is a thread on making a murderer. Shit's ridiculous.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||This is||
This is purely speculative, but I would guess that the chances for head injury or repetitive trauma only gets worse as you get farther along (HS -> college -> NFL) because you invest more of your time playing and the collisions get more and more violent. Point being, I doubt youngsters are at a high risk or even high schoolers, as long as their coaches follow properly protocol, which are admittedly probably not nearly well-enough developed at levels below college.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Levert's Injury||
“I think there’s always a chance of anything right now. There’s a chance of if being a one-day issue just as much that it’s a long-term issue.” - Beilein
I wouldn't discount the possibility of Levert being hampered for the rest of the season.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not writing him off||
My post was a response to the hypothetical that aplatypus raised.
Edit: That said, since we know Glasgow was in all likelihood a better guard than Kalis and Braden, which we know from the previous regime, then Kugler must be behind them in the pecking order otherwise he would have taken over at C and Glasgow likely to RG. That's not a great sign.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||So||
So if Cole takes over at center and Kugler never starts a game, I'd say that's not panning out.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Know it||
Know it in your heart to be true, you do.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Great idea||
could be better executed.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Please||
enlighten me as to how the family is a bunch of bufoons and why women make you so angry?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Firing a||
Firing a coach is never a solution in and of itself. Only hiring a better one. Exhibit 1: Brady Hoke.
Point being, who would the Lions go after?
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||I predicted||
I predicted 10-2 with 9-3 more likely than 11-1. This is in contrast to Brian claiming no one was predicting better than 8 wins for Mich.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing||
Nothing you said rules out the possibility that they aren't confident in Kugler. If Kugler were a stud, he probably would have played this year and one of the guards would have taken a seat behind Glasgow.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Two things||
The biggest, one is a workplace incident and one is not. Given two incidents of equal severity, an employer will always care more about the incident taking place within the workplace for obvious and logical reasons.
Second, there are certainly shades of grey to a DUI. Blowing a 0.09 is obviously quite different than a 0.15. If you're arguing about potential damage of driving at 0.09, well it's less than talking on the phone while driving (illegal some places). I don't know what Harbaugh blew though.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Can't||
Can't think of a worse argument for hiring a DC than to point out he gave up 1000 yards and 90 pts to similar spread teams in two games. Does that instill hope for you? Now there are plenty of good arguments for Aranda. That one just happens to be literally the worst I can think of.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Absolutely shut Auburn down. 31 pts and 435 yards. Dude is a wonder.
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||Fair enough||
Doesn't seem like a laughable hire in comparison to a possible Lance Anderson though.
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||It's all about frame of reference||
Remember, like Einstein said, it's all relative. From his fist's frame of reference, the window came flying right at it. Not sure how to prevent that.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||?||
Seems like a good hire, no?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Greg||
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Mixed Nuts||
The Steve Martin comedy, Mixed Nuts, was absolutely one of the least funny movies I've ever seen.
|33 weeks 20 hours ago||Yep||
Easily the best defense since Lloyd with probably no early round draft picks in the front seven. Couple that with 3 consecutive shut outs. Think that guy is going to be pretty successful. Best of luck. He served us well.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Not that anyone cares||
But I say make the Gregs co-DCs and find a good LB coach.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||How dare||
How dare he take a P5 HC gig making 2.5 mil a year!! OutRAGE
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
Everyone with a high tempo, power zone, run first spread. Oh wait, that's like 2 teams in the big ten.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I am||
I am by no means suggesting the coaches had a perfect gameplan. I agree the absolute lack of ability to adjust at all in the 2nd half was frustrating, and despite what Brian thought, I thought trying to block that punt and punting from the 36 yd line were terrible decisions.
But you can't go comparing performances. It's pretty evident from the past two seasons that the same OSU team does not always show up in a given game. The OSU team that showed up on Saturday would beat us 19/20 times, and that's because of talent.
My biggest problem is the internet coaches thinking they have the answers. If you have an answer for when Jalin Marshall, Braxton Miller, JT Barrett, Zeke Elliott, and Taylor Decker play to their capabilities, while you're playing Joe Bolden, you're missing out a great chance to make a million a year.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||People are||
People are acting like JT can't throw. He beat out Cardale and Braxton for a reason. He dropped a couple dimes on us too to prove the point.
The Meyer offense was in full gear with their various NFLers stepping up to the plate. We got our hopes up that we'd see another performance from them similar to most of the season but instead we saw one similar to their playoff run. When a team like that plays to their full strength vs. a team with our deficencies at LB and missing starting NT, the latter team loses.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||MSU didn't||
MSU didn't beat OSU that week. OSU beat OSU that week.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I'd like to ask everyone lambasting the coaches what defense we should have run with bad linebackers and no Ryan Glasgow?
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Enough of these threads||
But if PSU beats MSU we certainly have a shot.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||In the bigger picture||
Les has been trending down since 2011 and I imagine it is frustrating to see any team with Fournette to drop 3 in a row. The man always recruits, but I think the best is behind him.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Peppers||
The TD he gave up was bizarre because he was right in stride with the dude and then lost him. He seems to have issues with locating the football along with every DB on the team aside from Lewis. I think Peppers' coverage has greatly improved thoughout the season and should continue to do so in the off-season.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||The problem||
The problem isn't that they have too many shows. The problem is all of their shows seem like the same nonsense where you hire some moronic personality whose only purpose is to yell and make asinine claims (Stephen A., Skip, etc.). They treat their viewership as a bunch of dullards rather than try to make programming that actualy is insightful or teaches you anything about sports.
Some might argue that that is what America wants: TMZ Sports, but I think that their model is hurting them.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||QB U||
QB U begins with Peters. Until then, just take what you can get.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Seems||
Seems like you're missing something. Wins. I guess they don't matter much though?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Actually||
I would think "trailer trash" would love Kendrick Lamar. Good post though.