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|28 weeks 5 days ago||Different||
Winovich is universally a 3 star OLB across the board though and that is the difference...
Phillips was a 4 star on Scout and ESPN
David Johnson wasn't even rated as an OLB on Scout and was a 4 star on ESPN
Sean Duggan didn't have as impressive an offer list.. Winovich also had Michigan, Oregon and West Virginia but add OSU, Va Tech, FSU, Stanford, Tennessee, Miami, Missouri, and suddenly he has a significantly better offer list than Duggan
Holmes Onwukaife wasn't rated as an OLB on Scout and ESPN
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Runyourpool||
I run my pool with runyourpool.com. There are a lot of great features, but there is a fee depending on how many members are in your pool.
The website generates many reports for your pool including: standings, who to root for, possible outcomes, final four predictions and team-by-team predictions.
It's a great site and I use it for March Madness and my NCAA Bowl pool. I have zero complaints and it compiles many cool stats for you. However, the only downside is the fee that it costs to run it. It's not that big a deal to me though because I just take out the extra money out of the winnings and in the grand scheme of things it doesn't take much out of the overall pot.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Video||
Yeah this video that was posted is not a good example, but he played 1 on 1 against 4 different guys who were picked after sending in "tryout" videos to the radio program. These guys were decent and they lost by a total of 44-6. So take more out of those 1 on 1 matchups than the 3 v. 1 radio guys.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Wiig||
Kristin Wiig was phenomenal on the show.. her skits were always the best so it definitely hurts that she is no longer on the show. That said, if you haven't watched the show in the last 15+ years then you wouldn't know that.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Out||
Isn't that what it is when you go out anywhere on NYE? Unless you have a house party, most people in whatever city you are are going to be strangers and many likely will be from the area, home for the holidays. Are you suggesting that nobody should go out on NYE?
Last year I visited my sister and went out with friends in Kalamazoo. I'm sure many of the people who went out there were also townie strangers and I had a great time. In fact, pretty much anytime you go out to bars the people there are strangers aside from the crew you are with. Are you now implying that nobody should go out period because you will be there with strangers?
If I'm going to go out with "a bunch of townie strangers" what is wrong with going to the city where I had the best 4.5 years of my life? I have never had a bad time in Ann Arbor even on the numerous occasions I have been back post-graduation (2008). So sorry if I want to go out there. Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?
To everyone else, thanks for the input!
|1 year 1 week ago||Burke||
Burke is running back to the other end... he knows it is in and doesn't even need to watch
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Stunner||
This is a complete shocker... almost every report had it down to Illinois and Michigan with Purdue and OSU on the outside looking in, and now he commits out of nowhere to OSU.. crazy
So unfortunate that our rivals are going to get a stud who was a perfect fit in Beilein's system.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||False||
You are just flat out speaking falsely right now. The OL all had MAC offers except for Lewan?
Schofield had offers from ND and virtually the whole B1G. He was a 4-star recruit.
Barnum was committed to Florida and had offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, etc.
Mealer was a 4-star recruit with offers from most of the B1G (and a Lloyd recruit at that).
Omameh is the only starting OL who didn't have a wide array of offers. He did have a Cincy offer, and you know who came in and offered at the last minute? Ohio State.
So you saying the OL is filled with MAC recruits is just flat out false.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Justice Hayes||
Yeah I'm with you on Justice Hayes. Borges has been saying that Rawls, Smith and Hayes have all been getting a good chunk of carries in practice. To me it sounds like Hayes should see at least some action tomorrow.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Last night - not good||
Normally he will play some pretty good teams. Last night the team he played is terrible though. They won 1 game last season, and 0 the year before. So just a little perspective.
Still, racking up 300 yards against the bad teams is exactly what a great back is supposed to do so glad to see him showing that he's a man amongst boys out there.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Last year||
It seemed like they did that alllll the time last year too. I was hoping they would figure it out because it is so easy for teams to just pull their ears back and rush in when they know when the ball is going to be snapped. Gotta learn to mix it up.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||2nd year||
2nd year, yes, but barely more NBA experience due to the lockout.. D-Mo had no summer league last year, barely played during the regular season, and had very few practices even because of how many games were packed into the shortened season. I'm very happy to see Darius doing well. Hopefully he gets a spot in the rotation this year.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Sweet Lou||
Stauskas can be the new Louis Bullock #11 too as our sharpshooter!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Stauskas||
Stauskas is 6'6 now so to me he looks like he can easily be 6'7.. most of the recruiting websites haven't updated Stauskas' size. To me, I felt the opposite as you when I looked at the photo. I thought instead of GRIII looking short, that Stauskas and Levert looked like very good sized SG/SF prospects.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Agree||
I agree. I think Henson can be a good NBA player. It would be nice if his frame allowed him to put on a bit more weight but I'm not sure he'll ever be a guy with meat on his bones. He will be like Durant or Tayshaun in that he's permanently skinny, but he's a great athlete and Pistons could use the length.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Didn't watch much Pistons?||
Didn't watch much Piston basketball this year did ya? In the games Stuckey was healthy he actually had a good year. He and Knight play really well together. Stuckey has gotten a bad rap in Detroit for some reason, but he was the 15th pick in the draft (not a top 5 pick) so I'm not sure what people were expecting out of him.
Sure he's not perfect and he's not a superstar, but he has been infinitely better than most of the players drafted after him. He had 9 games this year where he scored 25+ points which is waaaaay more than anyone drafted after him can say aside from Marc Gasol (and nobody wanted Gasol, he was a late 2nd rounder).
If you are expecting him to be D-Wade, he's not that. But if you want a solid 2-guard he is that. It's not even like he is being overpaid. I will never understand the disdain for Stuckey around here. He's actually been a great role model for BK too. BK was interviewed during a Tigers game last week and said he and Stuckey have been in the gym pushing each other every day since the season ended.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||yup||
Everyone loves to say this ridiculous misnomer. Taco has addressed this one many times. He starts in the 4-3 and every other defense that his team runs besides the 3-4. When they run the 3-4, he comes out. If everyone wants to overreact and call that "not starting" then more power to ya, but it's similar to saying Chris Leak didn't start for Florida because he came out when they would run their Tebow packages.
People will play with the facts to prove their point, but this is a common misconception. If people want to say he is ranked appropriately because he hasn't proven enough in pads on the field that is one thing. But to say he is ranked so low because he "didn't start" is a very buckeye thing to say.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Greenwood||
I'm not much older than you.. I graduated in 2008 and I lived on Greenwood. It was a blast living on that street. The parties were epic. I miss those days.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||?||
Did you watch the same game as me? Eso looks so slow when he is out on the court and cannot handle the ball very well. Michigan has to use 3 guys to break the press whenever he is out there because he cannot get the ball over half court otherwise.
To me, it worries me that CB can't beat him out because CB should have far more raw talent. Eso doesn't do anything that is a "plus". It seems that when he is out there we are just hoping to survive until Burke comes back rather than impact the game.
You clearly must be watching something different if you think Eso needs more minutes. He is the least quick PG I have ever seen, he cannot create a shot, he is slow on defense, and his ball handling ability isn't very good. All he can do is knock down an open shot.
And this is not to knock Eso.. it isn't his fault. He is a walk-on for a reason though.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||D-Mo||
This is the area of the game where we miss D-Mo the most. Darius Morris had the size and ability to make the passes in the pick and roll game that Trey just cannot do. Has nothing to do with Trey's ability, but everything to do with his size leading to less court vision. Darius Morris may not have been the scorer that Trey is, but his vision and pick and roll ability made every player on Michigan better. I'm sure Tim Hardaway misses getting all of those open looks he got last year, and Jordan Morgan certainly does not have the same offensive impact as last year. J-Mo and D-Mo had the pick and roll game down pat last year. It is clear that either we will need to get better at the pick and roll game or we will have to emphasize another area to improve offensively.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Sam||
Yeah Sam made it sound like it was less about Danny O cooling on Michigan and more about Michigan cooling on him. I think the staff decided if they are only going to take one more defensive recruit they might rather have a DB like Yuri Wright. 3 of the final 4 spots will go to an offensive player (Diamond/Banner, Dunn - fingers crossed, and Darboh/Payton) and only one will go to a defensive player so I have no problem with it.
With Godin, Wormley, Pipkins, Strobel, Ojemudia, and Pharaoh I think there are plenty of guys who are on the DL (with Godin and Wormley as possibilities to play on the inside). I think CB may be a bigger priority because Standifer may move to safety and therefore Terry Richardson would be the only CB in this class. And as talented as Terry is, it is not a sure thing that a 5'8-9 170 lb. CB will ever see the field. Yuri Wright is a stud and given the choice of him or Danny O I'd take Yuri.
I think Danny will be a stud but I think with scholarships low, we need to address our needs more.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Why?||
Why the hell would you draft 3 QBs? Especially when one QB is Drew Brees! You will only play a backup QB one week the whole season and you already have a good backup QB in Stafford! Waste of a draft pick
|2 years 18 weeks ago||....||
Again though... if you are tall and shifty most likely you are a 5 star and you are not coming to UM the last few years.
Steve Breaston, Mario Manningham..... I can't think of many others who are a combo of taller and shifty.
Braylon, Terrell, Walker, Avant, etc. were not shifty at all. In the NFL, Andre, Calvin, Randy, T.O., etc. are not shifty guys.
The point is that in the slot position RR wanted shifty guys.. the taller guys are for the outside wideouts. He wanted shifty, quick guys being matched up with linebackers and safeties. Short guys just happen to be a hell of a lot shiftier/quicker than taller guys.
The most quick/shifty wide outs in the NFL are short too. Wes Welker, Steve Smith, Desean Jackson.. all short and shifty.
It's not so much that he specifically WANTED short guys. Given a choice of short and shifty vs. tall and shifty I'm sure he'd choose tall every time. The point is that most taller guys do not have the hips and foot quickness that shorter guys have. It's just the facts.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Missing point||
I think you are still missing the point of what he said so I will repeat. It is not necessarily that he wanted short guys. There are just far more guys who are shifty and quick that are short. If there were more guys who are 6'2 and shifty then he'd recruit them. The fact of the matter is those guys are few and far between. If you have that kind of size AND are quick and shifty you are probably a 5 star or a high 4 star.
Guys over 6 foot who are super quick and shifty do not grow on trees. So there is a skillset that RR recruited for the position and it just so happened that more short guys fit that skillset.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Makes no sense||
That doesn't even make sense.
It isn't like college sports where you recruit players for your system and those are your guys.. coaches just coach whoever the GM assembles on the roster.
Other than the year he was interim coach for Byron Scott in 2004 where you could argue he used Scott's sets and plays, he coached for 5 more seasons. Those were all Byron Scott's teams? That doesn't even make sense.
Sure he isn't a slam dunk hire, but IMO he was the best of the candidates that the Pistons interviewed. He is well respected around the league and he has a lot of experience.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||No idea||
I have no idea.. I thought that was weird too but I managed to fix it
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Good hire||
Very good hire. I think he was a much better candidate than Laimbeer, Kelvin Sampson and Mike Woodson. Supposedly the vets in Boston really liked him and he was well respected in that locker room. Combine that with experience and a little success and he's a definite upgrade.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Care to say why you feel that way?||
Care to say why you feel that way? 6'6, 290, very athletic. Stars are about projecting to the next level, and if he ends up as a 6'6, 310-320 lbs offensive lineman with good athleticism why is he not a 5 star? A guy with that kind of size AND athleticism is tough to come by
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Rivals is slow||
Man Rivals sure is slow to evaluate players. How have they not evaluated Kaleb Ringer and Mario Ojemudia, let alone Allen Gant and Anthony Standifer? It is not like these guys are under the radar players. And Mario/Ringer are highly rated guys, while Standifer has blown up over the last month or so. They all have some major offers. Rivals just really tends to do a poor job of evaluating Midwest talent.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Clarification||
Yeah someone asked one of the scouts on Scout.com about that and he said that is just a technical error right now and he isn't sure how long it takes to update the stars on the players. But he said Trey Burke is definitely a four-star.