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|17 hours 52 min ago||Great performance this year by UM Swimming||
Good luck to the swimmers and Coach Bottom.
|17 hours 54 min ago||Thanks for that||
If your kid or brother/sister were in one of these sports, you wouldn't be saying something so assinine.
|18 hours 3 min ago||Same here||
First time I saw him play this year, I thought wtf. He looked liked he had spent most of training camp at Golden Corral instead of on the field.
|1 day 6 hours ago||2 National TV games in a row @ Crisler, and||
two blowout losses. This is NOT what Michigan basketball should be. And it is not going to improve our already mediocre recruiting of late.
In all of Michigan losses this year we have been exploited on the inside. This has become a hallmark of Michigan basketball in the Beilein years whenever Mitch McGary hasn't been on the floor. In the Big Ten where tough, physical inside play is critical, Michigan is attempting to compete with one hand tied behind their back. Recruiting is where we are being killed here. We bring in good perimeter guys. But, all the "bigs" we've brought in post-McGary are either not athletic enough or soft or both. Maybe it's the way Beilein recruits - I don't know. But if it is, it is not acceptable going forward. Our opponents know this weakness and then devote all their resources on perimeter defense to limite our outside shooting. And they've been highly successful at it, at least the teams with any degree of talent.
I do believe with Beilein's age, recent track record, and lack of desire to "mix it up" with the competiton on the recruiting trail, things will not improve much. And what I mean with recruiting is he is old-school and demands a lot. That's not what a lot of recruits want to hear these days. They are being told a ton of things that focus on "them" and not the team. Beilein may be right, but in the end, it isn't getting highly rated players to commit here.
I think the new AD Manuel will need to start evaluating Michigan basketball and how long JB will be able to help Michigan meet it's high goals for being a Big Ten and national contender.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I turned the game off 10 minutes ago||
Just can't watch Michigan embarass themselves like thus anymore. To get totally trashed on our home court like this 2 games in a row is not acceptable for Beilein or any coach.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm sure you're right about him being a||
really good man. But, bigtime programs need to learn that just because someone is a former star player, it doesn't mean they will make a good AD. Michigan has learned the hard way too that in today's world, you need a professional athletic administrator who knows how to budget, create effective marketing, conduct coaching searches (the right way), work with a wide variety of consituent groups, etc. . It's too complicated of a business to leave to people who don't really know what they're doing. Pat Haden's main claim to fame post-football was as an announcer.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Good one||
Dantoni is so paranoid about Michigan it's pathetic. Whenever he makes some veiled attempted jab at Michigan it just makes him sound like a bigger d-bag.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I don't think Parade is the most sophisticated||
HS All-American list out there. They've been around forever. In fact back in the 70's, they were the most prestigious national listing. So, Parade All American really meant something. Nowadays, the star system and big 4 national services carry a lot more weight. It's wild to see a first team RB who's going to Savannah State. It must be due to his size. But, it's hard to believe that one of the FBS schools wouldn't offer him.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Noon games are especially no fun||
if you live on the West Coast. Watching a Michigan game at 9:00 in the morning never seemed right to me when we lived out in California. And back then, before every home cable TV package carried the game, you had to go to a sports bar to watch it.
|2 days 12 hours ago||We need a couple bookend tackles||
I remember when we had Paris and Muransky and how good the line was back then. THAT'S what I want.
|2 days 14 hours ago||We definitely need him and his hair||
to commit to Michigan. Next year, we need a monster OL haul.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Actually, several guys||
Besides Harbaugh, Mattison and Brown. I think Gary will likely play more (this next season at least) on the edge due to all the depth, experience, and talent Michigan has coming back in the middle. But after that, we'll probably see him moving around more.
|2 days 16 hours ago||All right, who's the Sparty troll who||
negged this? One of the best GIF's ever.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You might get your wish||
They're projecting an early, warmer spring this year. (At least that's what the Groundhog said)
|3 days 10 hours ago||Very nice analysis - thanks.||
When I saw him, I also thought of that former Patriots TE as a comparison to playing style and look. I think you're spot on too about him needing to reshape his body and shed a few pounds after he gets here. That and some great coaching and the sky's the limit for him.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Only a 4.93?||
He definitely looked faster than that to me.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I saw him briefly in the Army AA Game, but he||
scored a TD on the play. He's one of those players who you see and say "Wow!!!". Amazing speed and running ability for a guy his size. I could see Harbaugh using him in a variety of ways. For example as a fullback out of the backfield in short yardage situations. He could also be a devastating lead blocker on sweeps or screens because of his size and running ability. He's clearly one of the new players who could help us next season.
|3 days 10 hours ago||What's the deal with Purdue and recruiting football||
players? Are their facilities from the stone ages or do they just budget nothing for recruiting? It seems like being in the middle of the Midwest and not far from Chicago, they'd be able to do better. The amazing thing is every so often they put out some excellent player that does well in the NFL. They've had a few very good D-linemen in recent years.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Some sort of Corelle pattern||
As a matter of fact, my wife and I have used a very similar one to that since we were married. Hard to break the stuff.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Hayden Epstein 2.0?||
I remember Epstein had such a strong leg, most of his KO's were touchbacks.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Agree||
The trick will be coming up with a good set of linebackers though. Last year we were exploited by not having guys who were good at reliably filling the gaps and getting to the ball. As good as our DL is, we need solid play from the LB's. I'm not worried much about the DB's either. They'll be excellent.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I imagine they will use Gary in different positions||
to see how he does. He may not be a starter to begin with, but if he does as expected, he could be by later in the season. I imagine they will experiment to see which formations and teammates he works best with.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Well, Wheatley Sr. debunked the TWJr. rumor to OL||
yesterday on WTKA. He said he's a TE right now.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I believe JH completely||
I'd love to know where he got his information though, mainly out of curiosity. I'd definitely add Clemson to the list of suspects, along with traditional dirty programs Auburn and Ole Miss. It's become so hard to sign elite players like Gary because of the illegal flow of money in the recruiting process. Fortunately, he and his family have taken the high road and said no to this crap.
|3 days 11 hours ago||The way you described the bag-man system is||
spot on I believe. it's a shady, behind the scenes system that funnels cash and other inducements to kids with no direct trail back to the coaches. It's almost going to be unproveable in the vast majority of cases. Unless as you suggest, players are given incentives to spill the beans, forget ever finding anyone guilty. Even a transfer will have limited results as a lot of kids will want to keep the flow coming. But I guess if there are a few disgruntled players who got treated poorly or were cut off, it may work.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Absolutely. In a year when Harbaugh||
raised the bar in recruiting several levels, so did Alum96 with his posting. Many thanks! Now, it's time to rest a bit after that wild, successful ride.
|4 days 2 hours ago||I love the super talented DB's Michigan is||
stocking. This is one key to beating OSU consistently and knocking them off the heap. That and Gary of course.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, I agree||
That was one of the worst ideas for an annoucement event ever. I was so thankful a) Hill was one of the early announcers, and b) he wisely asked to just tell everyone at the microphone.
|4 days 2 hours ago||The third comment sounds like||
it came from someone of limited IQ and actual knowledge of Michigan. Whatever. Gary decided that he wanted a real education while playing for a NC contender. Sounds pretty smart to me.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Are you in the fifth grade||
or what? C'mon.