landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 6 hours ago||wtf are you saying||
we have gone a whole two years without winning the conference or going to the elite eight! ThisisMichiganfergodsakes!!! Fire Beilein yesterday!
|1 week 5 days ago||Can someone 'in the know'||
Please expand on what this means? What is the Opening (I know it's a camp, but aren't there tons of camps?)? I'm trying to understand how excited about this I should be...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's not a Samssquanch!||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I dunno.||
The only Nicos that I know are:
Neko Case - of New Pornographers fame
Nico - of Velet Underground fame
I guess the dude from GTA4 is named "Niko"... Seems like it could go either way.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's pretty hyperbolic.||
I don't see Pulisic as being as good as Bradley or Fabian Johnson. I would argue Dempsey is also still above him, and also Geoff Cameron. The fact that he's pushing for a spot on the squad should show that it's a pretty hyperbolic statement.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||dumb.||
the only thing they have in common is hype.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||IIRC||
the Subotic issue is complex. He felt slighted by Bob Bradley or something, I don't remember the whole story.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||MSU's former QB may or may not make less||
MSU's former QB may or may not make less money than he could have if anonymous information was or was not brought to light.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||tempering expectations?||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I agree.||
FCS seems right for them. Michigan is saturated with D2 schools, but dropping to FCS would give them an edge in the market. They would basically become everyone in the state's favorite FCS team by default.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly.||
And this is all I meant. I don't expect anyone to be first team all B1G, except maybe Walton. Irvin/MAAR could both be 2nd or 3rd team all-B1G. Robinson could be a very solid role player who can chip in 15-20 pts with reasonable consistency. Wagner has a high ceiling and can be spelled by Donnal.
No reason for all this fire and brimstone talk that I see on this blog. We've all been disappointed by the last 2 season, but there's no reason to overreact.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It wasn't a successful season.||
But, we have every player coming back from a team that made the tournament. Why would that not be cause for at least some optimism? Is it likely we regress? Not very. And progression would mean at least making the round of 32 and going 11-7 or better in the B1G.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Probably because we have every starter||
Probably because we have every starter and almost all production returning from a team that was decent - 2 games off of 3rd place in the B1G and one win in the NCAA tournament. We have three players in Irvin, Walton, and MAAR, who will push for All-B1G honors. We also have some pretty good freshmen coming in.
This kid isn't coming in to carry the team, fergodsakes, he's going to supply some depth and experience.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Spike retired last season.||
Do you remember that? Spike himself didn't think he would ever play again, but you would risk a schollie on someone in that physical condition?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||People get so mad that we had no defense...||
...and then say shit like this. Aubrey couldn't get off the bench for a reason. He can't defend and is pretty much incapable of creating his own shot. He's a good player but I think you're being overly dramatic.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||i don't think they care.||
they will rubber stamp the decision and move on.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It's obviously a difficult decision for Beilein -||
But if he is starting to feel the heat, how can you warrant spending a scholarship on Spike? He hasn't played a competitive game in over a year - and he RETIRED. You need to consider that as an indicator of his long-term health - i.e. just a few months ago, Spike himself didn't think he would ever play college basketball again. How is that a good option for a 1 year scholarship?
Obvious disclaimer that I love Spike and I'd be happy to see him on the team, but I wouldn't be surprised if he never plays another game.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Uhh....||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Not only that,||
but he DIDN'T come here. So the conversation is entirely moot, as it proves how hard it is to get a coach like that, and it demonstrates what can happen if you go all in for someone and don't get him.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||ahh, I figured as much.||
Have you heard of the "No True Scotsman" logical fallacy? Or perhaps ad hominem? Your comment is sort of a combination of the two. Rather than counter someone's argument with logic, your countering by attacking the validity of the person making an argument.
But I'll address your statement anyways. I was going to games when we were coached by Amaker, and I lived in the area. Despite being broke, I'd go watch us play at any given point in the season. So perhaps I'm more grateful and appreciative of the team's success because I was there when things were TRULY bad. Back then I would have been thrilled to get to the tourney. Now I consider just getting there to be a disappointing season. That's what Beilein has done.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||what is the relevance?||
I live in North Carolina, why would i hold season tickets?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||no need to insult||
if you resort to insults, it's hard to take you seriously. Regardless of what justication you give, it comes across as distorting facts to fit your narrative. Because that's exactly what it is.
"I'm just presenting facts. I left out the ones that dont' fit my narrative for a completely unrelated reason, I swear."
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, that's a pretty bold assumption.||
And even if we take your assumption as truth, it still would have take a while to be a consistently good program. Beilein has taken this program to heights I don't think most people thought he could, and apparently he did it too quickly as it has over-inflated our fans expectations.
Also, it's pretty easy to say "if we had Pitino instead of Amaker". We didn't get Pitino, and Pitino is one of the best coaches of his generation. You can't just expect to fire Beilein and get a coach of Pitino's quality.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It doesn't really work that way||
The amount of fans, or the size of the endownment, or how many alums are living are completely irrelevant to the discussion - those things have literally nothing to do with success on the basketball court. The reason we can't be a top 10 basketball school RIGHT NOW is because we are just too far behind everyone else, and have been ever since the fab 5 left.
We could get back their eventually, but it's going to take time. And this is sports. Shit happens. You miss a recruit here or there, your two senior leaders and team captains get hurt for the whole season, your top recruit gets banned for a year by the NCAA for pot use, etc...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It's almost...||
It's almost like the rest of the world kept turning while Ellerbe and Amaker were coaching at M.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||"I'm not making any arguemnt"||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If that's true||
and all you did was "present facts", then why did you leave out the last 17 years? It's almost like your cherry-picking these facts to fit your narrative.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The kids being recruited today||
weren't even alive when UM recruited at that level. I don't understand how this OP's post is relevant at all, especially when the chart conviently leaves out the two coaches leading up to Beilein - the only period that recruits would even remember. Everyone knows the fab 5... but everyone also knows Larry Bird, and you don't see kids lining up to go to Indiana State.
This is akin to BYU football fans being pissed off that they aren't national title contenders every year.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||They have contacted him, per the article||
Cincinnatti, Providence, and Michigan have all reached out to him.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||d3 transfers?||
There is only one D3 transfer on the roster, and if you didn't notice he's one of the best 3 point shooters ever to play for Michigan, and he's got two more years of eligibility left.
I'm going to trust Beilein's ability to evaluate talent - specifically point guards - over some grumpy internet commentor who feels personally slighted that we haven't raised a banner in Crisler in TWO WHOLE YEARS.
Let's look at the PGs he's brought in so far...
Morris - left early for the NBA
Burke - left early for the NBA
Spike - scored 17 points in the NC game
Walton - third team all Big Ten as a junior
Am I missing something here? Why wouldn't you trust Beilein's evaluation at this position? This kid is also being recruited by Providence and Cincinnati, who both made the tournament...