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|1 hour 56 min ago||Shoot||
I thought this was going to be a post about supporting me for writing 60+ diaries about boxscores. I guess I'll have to get up and go to work tomorrow morning.
|8 hours 9 min ago||Irvin is the key||
thanks for doing all that data mining. The key to next season will be Irvin reversing that decline. I can explain why his numbers decreased from year to year (fr->soph, started drawing better quality defenders, soph->jr, back surgery) but that trend better reverse itself next season or I may be joining the chorus of Beilein critics.
|8 hours 57 min ago||I expect no one to ever get hurt ever||
We won 23 games without LeVert and Spike. That's only 2 off your expectation. Do you really expect to be able to survive two season-ending injuries to your best player and your sixth man? We shouldn't be playing in the first four, agreed, when we are healthy. All bets are off when you lose your best player.
|10 hours 9 min ago||Improvement||
Points per game, by year
Kaminsky: 1.8, 4.2, 13.9, 18.8
Payton Jr.: CC, CC, 13.4, 16
Costello: 1.5, 4, 7, 10.7
AJ Hammons: 10.6, 10.8, 11.9, 15.0
Loy Vaught: 4.6, 10.5, 12.6, 15.5
Some guys do make a big leap in scoring between the first and second year, but a lot of guys make continuous improvement THROUGHOUT their careers. We have 5 guys who can be expected to improve over last season. We are not bringing in a new starter or more, like a lot of teams are. We are not depending on a freshman to step up and fill a starting role. But it's not uncommon for freshmen to contribute right away, so having freshmen backups at a couple positions, especially when one is Ohio's Mr. Basketball, doesn't trouble me.
|10 hours 31 min ago||Beilein||
He's won the Big 10 conference twice in the past 5 years. When was the last time the football team did that? He's gone to the NCAA 5 times in the past 6 years. That's equivalent to going to a decent bowl game every year. The one year he missed was because LeVert and Walton got injured. That's like the year Harbaugh got injured at QB and the football team limped to a 6-6 record. Injuries happen. That sucks. You can't hold Beilein accountable for that. Well, maybe unrealistic people like you can. But I don't.
|10 hours 36 min ago||go back another decade then||
Oh wait, you can't, because the NCAA violations forced us to vacate most of that decade. Go back another decade. OK, you really want to use 30-40 years ago as a baseline?
Let's just forget about baselines. What are our expectations? Someone above said we're going to be below average next season. I'd respond, what's average? Average for the 300+ teams? Average for the Big 10? Average for what some people think should be our peer group? I've got news for them, we'll never be average in a group that includes Duke, UNC, and Kentucky. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
|10 hours 42 min ago||yeah||
because no one ever makes any improvement in college basketball from one season to the next. Darius Morris, Frank Kaminsky, Gary Payton Jr., and Matt Costello disagree. Heck, read Alex Cook's excellent front page post on Donnal. Check out the improvement he made from year 1 to year 2, and most people don't even expect him to start next year.
|10 hours 45 min ago||finishing 8th||
with a 10-8 record, 2 games out of third place, without your best player who happened to be a pre-season all-american. Not to mention missing the heart and soul of the team due to Spike's injury. Let's just put that into the proper context, OK?
|10 hours 47 min ago||a decade vs three years||
|10 hours 48 min ago||baseline||
a decade-long baseline is not unreasonable for a current comparison. Do you want to compare the football team's accomplishments to Yost's teams? Because even the great and mighty Harbaugh isn't coaching his teams up to outscore the opposition 644-12. Can we just be reasonable about the basketball team, please?
|10 hours 56 min ago||Wow||
Thanks for the hot take. You realize you claim the team is going to be below average next season and back that up with the depth chart. I can do that too.
There is a pretty good chance the basketball team is going to be, well, no easy way to say it -- above average next season.
PG - Walton, X. Simpson
SG - MAAR, Ibi Watson
F - Robinson
F - Irvin, DJ Wilson
5 - Wagner, Donnal, Teske, A. Davis
Let's see, that's 5 returning starters from an NCAA tourney team plus Ohio's Mr. Basketball and 2 bigs with experience off the bench. I'll take that.
Yes, there have been some transfers, but no one wants to be the 9th man in an 8 man rotation late in their career.
|11 hours 5 min ago||Sinking ship?||
If it was a sinking ship, someone like Kam (0.382 FG%, 0.265 3PCT) would be starting. Instead, he's struggling to get minutes. There are better options available. It sucks for us fans if the guy transfers, but if he goes to another program that better suits his game, good for him.
|11 hours 13 min ago||big house pick||
Their WR ran into the ref and then stumbled into our DB and we got called for holding by another ref 30 yards away, or something like that
|1 day 3 hours ago||Indeed||
Wow, it took 3 of us to write that joke.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Joshua Fedd-Jackson||
He's like Fred Jackson, but stong.
|3 days 8 hours ago||My brother||
Michael Thomas got drafted twice before Burbridge
|3 days 8 hours ago||An LS before Burbridge?!?||
|3 days 9 hours ago||Great pick||
I also love that Zettel pick. Burbridge still available. Hmmm...
|3 days 9 hours ago||He will benefit from the 3 OL picks||
Stafford will get destroyed behind that young line. Once they mature and gel, Rudddock will be ready to step in.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Dressing 6 for 5 spots?||
That leaves you room for one in-game injury. Are you insane?
|3 days 13 hours ago||Don't stop now||
We can do this
|4 days 7 hours ago||Maryland game||
that picture is taken roughly from my dad's season ticket area (section 11, row 74) and includes me as a dot in the student section.
The turf comment reminded me that I too have a piece of the old artificial turf, only I didn't have to pay for it. My brother and a few of his friends were walking around the stadium one evening when the University was pulling the turf out. They noticed that the gates weren't locked. So they snuck in, grabbed some turf and got out. I think he may have also snagged a "Section 11" wooden sign. For Christmas that year, he did the box inside a box inside a box thing. When we finally got to the present, it was a square inch of turf and his story.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Tunsil-itis||
I heard Rich Eisen say this was nothing more than a "man bites dog" story. I'd say it's even less surprising than that. This is a "dog bites man" story. The truth is revealed, so what. Only a very naive person would have believed that Ole Miss was on the up and up.
|5 days 7 hours ago||ministicks||
I've never seen that, but by the way you guys are describing it, that's definitely something I wish I had played growing up. Especially the boxing gloves.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Greg Mattison signed hat||
A spartan friend of my dad's saw Greg at a B10 function and asked for an autograph, knowing my dad would appreciate it. My dad gave it to me before he passed away.
See, not all spartans are jerks, just most of them.
I also have my replica #4 away jersey from when Jim Harbaugh was QB at Michigan. It's a little more authentic than a typical jersey in that the shoulders are sized to accommodate shoulder pads, but it's real narrow at the waist. It's too small to fit my 11 year old, so I just keep it in the closet.
I also kept my Rose Bowl ticket stub from the game we lost to Vince Young and Texas, but mostly Vince Young. That would be higher on my list if we actually won the game.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Recess||
yeah, I forgot to add the part about recess. We usually played at school on the blacktop and would come back to class with our shirts untucked if not torn, sweating all over, and your hands and clothes would get dirty from falling on the blacktop and then you'd wipe your face with your dirty hands.
I take back what I said about kicking. I think that was allowed and if you didn't like it, you just didn't play.
I saw my son and his friends playing a schoolyard game awhile back. They had a tennis ball and a wall and all sorts of rules I couldn't understand, but it made sense to them and they had a great time. Meanwhile, I was thinking, boys, there's a basketball hoop right over there. Why don't you play a real game. But I must've gotten old and forgotten that the best games are the ones you create with your buddies.
|6 days 6 hours ago||MBB vs MMB||
I have trouble distinguishing the MBB and MMB abbreviations. When I first saw the thread title, I thought, "wow, the Michigan Marching Band offered someone a scholarship. Times have changed."
|6 days 10 hours ago||Ace wins||
Durkin was guilty of looking ahead and had a bad day.
English proved he couldn't defend the spread.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Apparently||
We don't play badminton at the same club
|1 week 7 hours ago||fireworks||
why not? they do that every season on the Bachelor. Right, WD?