"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
- Member for
- 3 years 36 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 hour 44 min ago||Yeah the world won't stop||
Yeah the world won't stop spinning or anything but Peoples Jones is a top 10 national recruit at a position of need. If he goes elsewhere it will probably be Columbus so that would really hurt.
|2 hours 23 min ago||getting Peoples Jones is a||
getting Peoples Jones is a must.
|4 hours 36 min ago||They employ Drew Sharp and||
They employ Drew Sharp and their stories are all about how Michigan isn't what it used to be and now they want to start posting feel good stories. fuck them
|18 hours 10 min ago||I always thought college||
I always thought college nicknames were more about supporting your local heritage than anything. Wolverines, buckeyes, gators, volunteers, sooners, longhorns, nittany lions, gophers, badgers, hawkeyes, hoosiers, golden bears, all have connontations to their local and state nicknames.
|19 hours 44 min ago||I don't really understand why||
I don't really understand why some kids do jack with regards to their classes. I could get at least a B in my sleep if it wasn't an AP class. I guess it's because there's no consequences when it comes to that shit in high school. If you behave the same way in college, you'll be kicked out out of school and become a loser who works at a fast food joint. In high school, not doing anything, smoking dope all day, and being a jackass make you desirable to other people as friends I guess. In college, people tend to gravitate towards the successful people as friends, girlfriend/boyfriend etc.
|19 hours 52 min ago||I was always a good student||
I was always a good student but I did deal with social anxiety and developed depression in high school which I finally got out of last year or so as an upperclassman in college. It's difficult when people blame you for your shortcomings. It becomes your fault for not being able to hold down a job, never having a girlfriend etc. As for academics, I'm an extremely competitive person who doesn't accept Bs or losing games in whatever sport I'm playing.
|20 hours 57 min ago||Harbaugh, Hackett, Durkin,||
Harbaugh, Hackett, Durkin, and Drevno walking across Abbey Road.
|22 hours 17 min ago||Our defensive cupboard is||
Our defensive cupboard is pretty well stocked. We still had a top 20 defense on the year and the games we did bad were because of the DBs and we now finally get Peppers back and add Lyons who started some games last year. The offensive line went from something like 110th in rushing in 2013 to 60th in 2014 so it's not unrealistic to expect 30th to 40th rushing this year. The major question mark is qb and WR and that's Harbaugh's specialty. Again, we're not arguing over whether we can defeat Alabama just that we can be better than a 7-6 team.
|22 hours 22 min ago||Except that only one of those||
Except that only one of those supposed next tier of teams has a coach like Harbaugh. JH has to be worth at least 3 wins over guys like Riley and Ferentz. I don't expect us to be undefeated or anything but we return nearly everyone from our team last year and JH has had quick turnarounds at San Diego, Stanford, and San Francisco so I don't think we're going to be limping around just adding a win over Rutgers or Maryland which is essentially what this guy is predicting. I see 8-4 as the low end and 9-3 as the high end. The only way I agree with this guy is if we lose somebody like Jabrill, Jourdan, Desmond Morgan, or Jake Butt for the season.
|23 hours 57 min ago||We have a pretty substantial||
We have a pretty substantial lead vs. MSU in records head to head. We were a better bball program than them up until 1997. We have accomplished more since 2010. We still have more NC game appearances than them despite the decade from 2000 to 2010.Also, calling Frieder dirty is as unsubstantiated as calling Izzo dirty. There's no evidence either way.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Shows how bad our coaching||
Shows how bad our coaching has been the last 7 or 8 years when we have these players leave and excel elsewhere.
|2 days 20 hours ago||We have a good shot at the||
We have a good shot at the NCAA tourney if we can win tomorrow.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I didn't say that Beilein||
I didn't say that Beilein doesn't what he's doing. I suggested a way that we could be even better. Harbaugh could probably win a lot of games here coaching out of a van but he surrounds himself with an army of guys each with a specific job to increase the chance of winning slighly even if it's a minute improvement.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I don't lose sleep or||
I don't lose sleep or anything. We'll be fine. Look at what the national champions do to get to where they are. Ohio State and Alabama have had ridiculous amounts of people at their spring games for years and pull in 4 and 5 stars at their spring game weekends. There are no downsides to having lots of people at a game in April when other schools nearly fill their stadiums. It looks good to a prospective football player. Alabama has fountains in their football development buildings and recruits like it I guess. Again. No downside to gaining a small advantage like that. Recruiting coordinators and support staff? Harbaugh has added like 6 people in this capacity and I think he knows something about winning. Again no disadvantages . You gain every small advantage to win where you can.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I have no doubt Beilein will||
I have no doubt Beilein will be fine without it but there are really no disadvantages to actually having one. Supposedly Trey Burke was the one who alerted Belein to Levert and we may have missed on him if Trey didn't come here. If you have someone hauled up working on this stuff, you'll find more diamond in the rough players. Having somebody look at thousands of high school bball players in the midwest could help find even more under the radar players.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yeah, but we have an open||
Yeah, but we have an open scholly, and he would provide insurance in case Doyle or Donnal don't pan out next year or get injured as we saw how depth is important this year. He did a pretty good job in the Wisconsin game and other games last season.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I didn't say they needed to||
I didn't say they needed to reevaluate their recruiting stategy. Having someone else also working on recruiting seems like a net positive even if your coach is John Wooden. It minimizes the work that each individual needs to do. Just look at Harbaugh hiring Partridge, Mama Gwen, the colonel, the St. Ed's guy etc.
|3 days 17 hours ago||No brainer unless you can get||
No brainer unless you can get a better graduate transfer somewhere. I wasn't really sold on Doyle or Donnal and thought MB did a pretty good job at times and he would provide some depth down low.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Our football program not||
Our football program not being what it used to be didn't stop us from having two top 10 classes in the last 4 years. Notre Dame still recruits well and hasn't been good since the early 90s. Tennessee has had top 5 classes in the few years and they haven't been good for way longer than us. I don't think necessarily needs 5 stars to win games but it sure would be nice to start reeling them in when Urban gets a top 5 class every year and brings in 27 people every class. With basketball, I recognize that JB isn't going to land 4 5 stars every class but it would be good to start getting the Mitch McGary players again to complement our under the radar finds like Dawkins and Levert.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I understand but it's a||
I understand but it's a little frustrating to only have three 4 star football players commit to us in the last 5 months while ohio state has gotten about triple that and msu and osu have gotten much better basketball classes too. I think we'll still be great but a bonified stud like brown could have vaulted us to a possible nc.
|3 days 18 hours ago||We better get Gary. It seems||
We better get Gary. It seems like we've dealt with this all too much the last 5 months with Chris clark van Jefferson Robert Washington and now brown. We'll be good regardless but I want to get over the hump and win a natty in something.
|3 days 18 hours ago||How do we lose a player to||
How do we lose a player to cal of all schools. 1 pac 12 title in 40 years vs. 2 big ten titles in the last 4 years.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Hold onto your butts.||
Hold onto your butts.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I'm going by underdog before||
I'm going by underdog before the season. In October of 2013 we were supposedly inferior to msu. In October of 2014 we were supposedly inferior to msu. Same thing with 2011 when they were ranked number 2 preseason. That's why they play the games. If Walton spike and levert are all healthy we'll do just fine against the team we took to ot at their place with walkons.
|3 days 21 hours ago||The tweet basically said that||
The tweet basically said that the big ten is getting a lot of good incoming players. Not really anything offensive or a cause for anyone to get worked up.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Yes. Let him decide first||
Yes. Let him decide first before the meltdown. I remember when jabrill visited psu and everybody was ready to jump ship on his recruitment.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Hmm maybe losing our 2 best||
Hmm maybe losing our 2 best players had something to do wwith getting swept. Kind of funny that these are the same people that get worked up when some posters claim that Michigan football will beat MSU due to their better recruiting and then essentially do the same thing by conceding a Beilen coached to team to msu 9 months before the season due to a couple of freshmen they have.
|3 days 21 hours ago||We were underdogs two years||
We were underdogs two years ago too and went to the elite 8. We've been beating with inferior talent for a long time including Darius Morris get off the court years. Hell we took them to overtime last year without levert and Walton playing Dakich major minutes. We don't know how good their new recruits will be anyways. Msu has a trend of not getting the most out of their players until their junior or senior years.
|3 days 21 hours ago||It's not like we swept them||
It's not like we swept them when they had 4 5 stars in Dawson Payne Harris and Appling on their roster or anything. Sack up
|3 days 22 hours ago||So everybody ready to give up||
So everybody ready to give up jut because some random phone number in atl said he was going to uk.