landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 hours 58 min ago||Sorry||
That's just dumb. They've already taken advantage of the power-play. Why continue to be rewarded for something you've already rewarded from?
If you make that rule, talk about changing how the game is played. There would never be anymore hitting, poke checking, using your stick for anything, boring hockey.
They already have a major penalty in place for severe penalties.
And I agree that splitting of penalties hurts the offensive team, but oh well. That's just the way it is.
|3 hours 2 min ago||BOOOOO||
#10 is the only one that makes sense. I still think it should be a delay of game penalty though.
And if you're looking for MOAR GOALS, look no further than the WCF between SJ and STL.
Bigger goals and smaller pads would result in games ending 20-15.
|5 days 23 hours ago||You bring up a lot of||
You bring up a lot of excellent points.
I agree with Narduzzi and Pitt as probably the most likely team to partner with MSU.
I like your thinking with trying to pair up with teams that run similar systems, and I'd bet a lot of teams would like to see Pitt and MSU preach their defensive techniques.
I would like to approach from a different angle. What about teams that also have the "Chip on the Shoulder" syndrome. Teams that often get overlooked, disrespected, and/or ignored by the major media.
Possible teams (?):
San Jose State (might as well team up with fellow Spartans)
Miami (ytm) (I think Dantonio and Richt are on good terms)
|6 days 3 hours ago||Boston College coaches will||
Boston College coaches will also be there.
Looks like Urban was pretty strategic with what schools he wanted at his camps.
Also, since Harbaugh seems to have a relationship with Baylor (...), Urban decided to go with TCU.
Urban is no dummy. This is awesome, and hilarious that he's taking Rutgers along for the ride.
Now the last remaining domino to fall is who will be buddy buddy with Mirk D'ant'onthy and the Spartans. Too busy collecting chips; doesn't want his players shoulders to lose their saltiness.
|6 days 5 hours ago||He's under the radar enough||
He's under the radar enough to have his Hello Post Link go to Devin Gil.
Poor Ron Johnson.
I predict he makes an appearance in the Rutgers game. The war will be won by our NJ players. Sweet vengeance.
|6 days 9 hours ago||From the few games I've||
From the few games I've watched, I would say our bullpen is the weakest link.
Hitting is good, but slumping at the wrong time. Starting pitching is a strength.
|1 week 1 day ago||Moved to Hawaii last July||
This will be my second football season in Hawaii.
Another positive, which can't be understated, is that a 6am start allows the wife to sleep in. By the time she's awake, you have breakfast made for her, Michigan football is over, and now you get to spend the whole day together without being glued to the tv or smartphone.
I am really going to miss the convenience of these 6am starts.
I'm not a big fan of the tape delay showing of all the games. I go into bars or restaurants for dinner, and they'll be showing a game that I've already seen/know how it ends. Kinda ruins the atmosphere IMO. I'd rather hit up a bar at 6am and watch it live.
|1 week 1 day ago||I Live in Hawaii||
And I love noon games.
Wake up at 5:30, make some breakfast, and watch some football.
The most important game of the day is over by 9am, and then I get to go to the beach and enjoy my Saturday outside.
I wish every game was at noon (Hi WD!). Nothing beats a 6am start time!
|1 week 5 days ago||Ehhhh...||
Aren't Spartan fans always the ones claiming that recruiting means nothing, and MSU 2*'s are better than any 4* in the nation, once they have a spring practice with Coach D.
I kid, I kid.
But for them to be relient on RS Fr and Tr Fr is ominous, no matter the ranking.
I mean shoot, look at us with Gary. I'd say 30% of the board thinks it's best to slowly bring Gary into the rotation, as he shouldn't just take a starting job away from an experienced player.
State will be in trouble against the IU's, ND's, OSU's. Any team that runs tempo will expose their lack of experience on the defensive front. Their returning LB's will have a ton of responsibility, and will have to cover up the mistakes made by their young DL.
|1 week 5 days ago||More Thoughts||
(Disclaimer: I posted this 3 weeks ago, but the thread had over 300 comments, and this got buried. I got into a good discussion with Kevin Holt regarding this topic though)
I decided to do a little more digging into the details during each players redshirt years.
Damon Knox: 2011- His first year on campus. Took the typical true freshman redshirt year, and earned scout team defensive player of the week twice during the season. No mention of injury. 2012: His RS Freshman year: He played the first 2 games of the season. Mention of injury, but no details made public. Graduated in December 2015, and is working on a graduate degree now. 2013-2015 Played role in at least 8 games in each of the 3 seasons as a RS So, RS Jr, and RS Sr. The media mentions 4 missed games in 2014 for a back injury, but since he played in 8 games that season, missing those 4 games means nothing.
Damon Knox: 6th year verdict DENIED
Ed Davis:2011: First year on campus. Took the typical true freshman redshirt year, and earned scout team player of the week twice. No mention of injury. 2012 RS Fr year: Played in all 13 games. 2013 RS So year: Played in all 14 games. 2014 RS Jr year: Started in 12 games. 2015 RS Sr year: Missed entire season with ACL injury. This injury is significant enough to warrant a 6th year, IF and only IF during his True Fr RS year, he was ALSO incapacitated with a significant injury. This does NOT appear to be the case. He is expected to graduate this Spring, and then must enroll into a graduate program. Missing only 1 year to a season ending injury is not enough to qualify for a 6th year!
Ed Davis: 6th year verdict DENIED
Brandon Clemons: 2011: First year on campus; took the typical true freshman RS year. 2012: RS Fr year: Missed "majority" of season with a foot injury. Named scout team player of the week once. 2013-2015 RS So - RS Sr years: Saw action in at least 6 games every year. Graduated in December 2015, and must enroll into graduate program. Unless he was injured his entire first year on campus (2011), then he also does not qualify for the 6th year of eligbility.
Brandon Clemons: 6th year verdict DENIED
What's interesting is that only 1 of the 3 (Damon Knox) is currently enrolled in a graduate program. Davis isn't because he still hasn't graduated yet. Clemons could be and it not be on his bio.
The HOPE that MSU is holding on to is the example set forth by Tyler Hoover. His situation was very different from the 3 above. Here's the breakdown:
2008 True Fr year: Granted a MEDICAL RS after missing 10 games due to a shoulder injury. Appeared in 2 games, but the Medical RS is key here. 2009 RS Fr and 2010 RS So: Played in all 13 games both seasons. 2011 RS Jr year: Only played 1 (1!) game, and missed the entire season (games AND practices) with a rib injury. 2012 RS RS Jr and 2013 RS RS Sr: Played in 8 games minimum both seasons.
The key to Hoover getting the 6th year was two things:
1) His true Fr year was cut out by a Medical RS
2) Missed another year due to a serious injury after only playing in 1 game. 1 game is crucial here because the rule states that if you played in 2 or more games, then you are not eligible for the 6th year. All 3 that applied for the 6th year either took a Voluntary RS season healthy, or played in 2 games during a RS year.
|1 week 5 days ago||"Elite" Player vs Team||
I think the discussion of whether a player is elite or not is more difficult than using it towards a team. Flacco isn't elite just because he won a Superbowl. Personal elite status is Randy Moss, Tom Brady, Barry Sanders, etc. There aren't that many (many less than 10) elite players currently in the NFL. Elite as in go down in history as one of the best ever at that position.
Alabama football is elite right now. So is Ohio State.
Duke basketball is elite right now. So is North Carolina, Kentucky, and UCONN.
Elite is different than "blue blood" or "traditional power", like you mention above.
UCLA is a blue blood, but have struggled (compared to their historical performances) the last decade or so. Same with IU. Blue blood but nothing to show for it lately.
Michigan is a traditional power in football. So is Nebraska, Miami, Texas, and USC. But none of these teams are elite right now.
I believe Michigan basketball is firmly in the "second tier"; a step below the elites. We're right there with OSU, IU, Syracuse, UCLA, and Florida.
We're not quite to the level of Kansas or Wisconsin, who aren't quite to the level of Duke, UNC, Kentucky, or UCONN.
I believe Beilein can, and will get us to the level of Kansas, Wisconsin, MSU, Arizona, etc.
It all starts this year with an Elite 8 and a B1G Regular Season Champs and/or a B1G Tourney Champs.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think some of the comments||
I think some of the comments above hit it right on the head.
It really does depend on when you became a fan of Michigan basketball.
For me, my childhood and high school days were the late 90's-early 2000's.
I was beyond ecstatic to make the NIT, to upset a rival, to finish .500 in the Big Ten. Those were the best days of Michigan basketball for me growing up.
All the while, any classmates that were MSU fans obviously had a much better experience with college basketball than Michigan fans. They were constantly going to Final Fours and winning the Big Ten.
So for me, my high bar, dream of what I see Michigan basketball being, is a Top 20 team every season, Top 4 B1G team, and at least an Elite 8 every two years. Also to not get run out of the gym by anyone anymore. No more getting embarrassed on our home court to the Xaviers, SMU's, MSU's, etc.
Are those too high of expectations? Too low? Is Beilein the right guy to get us there?
I have 100% faith that Beilein can and will (and almost already has) keep Michigan in the periphery of elite in college basketball.
Also, let's consider how we define "elite". Are any B1G teams elite? The B1G hasn't had a National Champion since MSU in 2000. Are the only elite teams in college basketball Duke, North Carolina, UCONN, and Kentucky?
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||South Bend||
Replace Lansing with South Bend and everything is still true.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
Yeah I definitely misread that.
Can't wait to see senior Walton and Irvin + the development of X and Watson into the rotation as the year progresses.
I can see both Irvin and Walton having special senior seasons, with some individual awards coming to both of them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||FYI||
Yogi is gone. He graduated this year.
Best PG in the B1G next season is up for grabs.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Branden Dawson||
So we get to have a Branden Dawson type player, minus the whole table punching and floor slapping attitude.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How about asking about his post nfl future... I||
How about asking about his post nfl future...
I think he'd be a welcome addition to the sidelines alongside Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But I don't think you||
But I don't think you understand that your statement..."Michigan is an elite football program", is something current high school players believe. They need to SEE it to believe it.
Harbaugh can only impress these students with results once the season is over.
He is doing everything in his power to get these students to believe in Michigan before the results are there. Yes, 10-3 is impressive, but losses to our rivals and a Pac-12 team still doesn't impress over what OSU, MSU, Alabama, etc have accomplished over and over again the last 10 years.
Michigan's reputation as a football power has disappeared. It's been this way for about 10 years.
These camps enables high school athletes to see what Michigan has to offer, when there is no alternative for those same students to get to Ann Arbor to see for themselves.
But don't let this "repairing the brand" talk get in the way of what's most important about these camps; which is sharing the passion and knowledge of football across the nation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Consider this:||
John Beilein went toe to toe with ND for 40 minutes, with a lineup patched together after losing:
1: The star player of the team, that the entire offense was built around (pick n' rolls, attacking the rim, floor spacing, etc.)
2.: Losing another senior leader on the court, who had excellent court vision, and was also deadly behind the arc, creating yet another floor spacer.
3: Actual, real time minutes, played by guys like Dakich and Doyle, the latter which was battling sleep apnea.
It was essentially the same team that hung with Wisconsin in the B1G Tourny in 2015. The same Wisconsin team that won the B1G Regular Season, Big Ten Tourney, and lost in the National Championship game to Duke.
So to imply that this group of athletes at Michigan can't hang with or beat any team in the Nation is just wrong.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I Agree||
Considering how thin we are on the wings, I think we'll see more 2 PG sets than we did last season.
One downside is that both Walton and X are short, so there may be mismatches on the defensive side. Similar to the problems we saw running it with Walton and Spike.
Maybe we'll see more zone this year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||No Offense?||
So we didn't execute crisp offense at all last season?
Not in any of our wins against NC State, Texas, Maryland, Indiana, Nebraska, or for 30 minutes against Notre Dame?
I must have a really bad memory if I was under the illusion that we had an OK enough offensive performances to win those games.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||No Talent?||
How about when Freshman Walton beats MSU in East Lansing?
Or the game winners Zak had against NW and Tulsa?
I'm sick of seeing comments like this and the one above. Give it a break. We're not Kentucky or Duke, and we'll never be. But Walton, Irvin, and Co. are talented enough to hang with, and beat any team in the country.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||1 vs 8 Upset||
I'm part of the 46% that voted for the 8 seed.
The spontaneity and execution of the jump + double high five is all Harbaugh. Bonus points for signing stuff for fans as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Real recognize Real||
The second photo will be remembered as the photo before they both win a national championship.
Also, if memory serves correctly, Harbaugh had been outspoken about how he feels about coach Hutch being the best coach on campus, and one of the best to ever coach at Michigan.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Let me introduce you the one and only Les Miles.||
Let me introduce you the one and only Les Miles.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Harbaugh recruits kids the||
Harbaugh recruits kids the way I draft in my fantasy leagues:
Baseball: Find the guys with OF/3B/1B/DH, or SS/2B.
Hockey: Gotta love the C/RW combo
Football: Nothing like getting those WR/TE guys
Basketball: Most important is C/PF duo, followed by SG/SF
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That point means nothing if||
That point means nothing if we drop games to Rutgers or Maryland. What are the chances OSU or MSU lose to anyone else in the East?
Head to head doesn't matter if we have more divisional losses than MSU or OSU.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Win the B1G East||
Winning the B1G East is our #1 priority. Which means all games against East teams are of equal importance.
Beating Rutgers is as important as beating MSU, OSU, PSU, IU, and Maryland.
Iowa (or Wisconsin) are the only games we can lose and still come out alright in the end. Losing one of those two games does not derail us from winning the B1G East. Losing both could, however.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Shabooya Roll Call!|
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oh boy||
Pennies: In 6th grade, can't remember what "class", but once a week we'd flip all the tables on their sides, and hide behind them while throwing pennies at each other.
Bloody Knuckles: A schoolyard classic where you get a quarter spinning on a table, and you alternate flicking it to keep it spinning. Loser puts their hands down, and you proceed to slide the quarter as hard as you can into their knuckles. Loser is the one who can't handle the pain any longer.
Dirt Clod Wars: After they aerated the grass in elementary school, we'd take the clumps of hard dirt and throw them at each other.
Not even going to mention tackle football, no rules basketball, or all out ministicks or handball because they are too common.