landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 6 hours ago||Suspended||
Personally, the more I watch it, the more unnatural it looks to me and he should be suspended 1 game, no question. Draymond Green does flail a lot to try and draw whistles from the refs, but watching it in slow motion his leg unnaturally has a heck of a lot more momentum behind it and goes a lot higher than a typical "flail" would.
I also think we aren't addressing arguably the most important aspect of this discussion: Dahntay Jones, end-of-the-bench-dirty-Duke-player-for-the-Cavs, was suspended 1 game the night before this for what I would consider a similar incident. Obviously, it has basically zero implications on the Eastern Conference series because he doesn't contribute, but because they suspended Jones, they HAVE to suspend Green, right? Jones wasn't even called for a foul on the play, while Green was whistled for a Flagrant 1.
If they don't suspend Green, the NBA is publically showing its cards that player status/talent/contribution is a factor when determining suspensions. Media would jump all over it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
Interesting, but a relatively small sample size.
What stuck out to me was the state of New Mexico, which is made up of Notre Dame, Kansas State, Auburn, and ... Tulane?!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
...he is from Ohio...
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Hindsight is 20/20||
Did Beilein anticipate all of these transfers? Doubtful--especially Dawkins.
While I do agree we shouldn't have missed on Langford, I like the Baruti film. I like it because he's NOT like every other recruit Beilein has gone after, particularly on the wings. Baruti is more of a slasher/attacker and drives in strong, which is something this team is sorely lacking. I like him as a fit because he's not like Irvin, Dawkins, Robinson, Chatman, etc. He fills a different need. We need a wing that may be a little more raw on the ball skills, but built a little thicker, more athletic, and really gets after it on both ends.
You can teach and improve ball skills.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||HarBUMP||
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Grammar Police||
Good thing he doesn't teach grammar. Everybody knows you don't put a period AND an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. Yeesh.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Picture||
Picture or it didn't...
Oh... it must've happened.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Please take Rutgers||
Can the Big 10 (12) pay the Big 12 (10) to take Rutgers??
Then let's add Virginia and call it a day.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Rutgers||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||S&C Program?||
Look, I'm not saying definitively that our strength and conditioning program is the reason to blame for the crazy number of injuries recently, but does this not seem strange to anyone else?
Thus far, they mostly seem to be lower-body injuries as well. I've never really heard of much hip injuries in basketball, but then Bielfeldt and Spike get the same odd injury within a year of each other? Levert and Walton with their foot issues. Irvin with his back. All but Walton required surgery.
And haven't Bielfeldt, Spike, and Irvin's injuries all occurred during the offseason?
I'm probably over-analyzing, but the whole thing just seems odd to me. I've never seen such a rash of serious injuries to a basketball program in such a short amount of time.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Actually...||
Not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed that I know that.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Watching Live||
Watching live, they seemed to eat a lot of blocks, and when they weren't blocked, they seemed to miss a lot of tackles.
I was also disappointed in the lack of defensive adjustments at the end of regulation and overtime. Indiana went all Michigan vs. Oregon St. on us by running the ball play after play and we simply could not stop it. With Indiana going 3-wide most of the time, go 1-on-1 with the WRs and put everyone else in the box until they prove they can consistently beat the coverage. We seemed to stay in our 2-LB nickel coverage most of the game with a deep safety (Wilson). That deep safety ended up making a lot of tackles anyway, but it would've been nice to see him make the tackle 5 yards closer to the line of scrimmage. Go with 3 LBs with Ross (would've like to see Gedeon get a little more run over Bolden).
With that said, there were many times throughout the game that we were in position to make a play and simply didn't make it. Terrible tackling performance.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana Defense vs. Rutgers Defense||
"...Indiana's D is not much better than the one he faced last week."
Not sure why, but this quote struck my interest, so I decided to look up some basic defensive rankings:
Rush Yards / G: Indiana 79 (174/g), Rutgers 55 (155/g)
Pass Yards / G: Indiana 127 (330/g), Rutgers 123 (303/g)
Total Yards / G: Indiana 120 (504/g), Rutgers 112 (458/g)
Points / G: Indiana 115 (37/g), Rutgers 110 (35.7/g)
Basically, Rutgers and Indiana are both REALLY bad at defense, but we can argue that Indiana's defense is even worse than the once we faced last week. Those rankings are out of 128 teams. Both have played terribly-weak non-conference schedules as well. Rutgers beat Indiana at Indiana.
I will be very disappointed if Michigan punts more than once in non-garbage time this Saturday, no matter how inconsistent and average our offense has been.
Indiana's offense is definitely better than Rutgers, especially with a healthy Sudfeld and Howard. There's a decent chance they get into the 20's, but it will be disappointing if we aren't in at least the 40's.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Must be true||
"They can't put anything on the internet that isn't true."
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I know||
I know you are, but what am I?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||MIKE Garrett||
Are we really going to say Garrett was a "far better" AD because of 1 great hire?
We seem to be quick to forget--that "great hire" got USC in a lot of trouble with the NCAA because of the win-at-all-costs culture he, and the AD, created. USC vacated a national championship, lost a ton of scholarships, and was given a postseason ban--one of the harshest punishments in NCAA history.
Garrett is also the guy who said, "As I read the decision by the NCAA, all I could get out of all of this was...there was nothing but a lot of envy, and they wish they all were Trojans," after the hammer was brought down on USC.
I'm not saying Haden has been a good AD. In fact, I believe he's been a pretty poor AD. But I wouldn't exactly call Garrett better. Both are terrible, just different kinds of terrible.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Mostly Agree||
UNLV and BYU game plans were well-planned from the get-go and didn't require any major game-plan adjustments, but Oregon State went right down the field on their first drive against us. It was fairly well-documented that Durkin and the coaches made adjustments after that first drive and, well, you know what happened the rest of the game. Even in the loss to Utah, we made adjustments to the offense, particularly the running game, and it was significantly more productive in the 2nd half.
Fact is, we don't really know how many adjustments the coaches make in-game because we only really see the results. I'm sure the coaches are making small adjustments constantly.
The most important aspect I see coming from the coaching staff is the initial game plan and overall preparation. The best coaches put their players in position to succeed, and thus far, this coaching staff has shown a dramatic improvement compared to the previous staffs.
|35 weeks 22 hours ago||Flaky?||
Croissants are flaky. I like croissants. Do want.
In all seriousness, if Harbaugh felt like he would put in the effort to contribute to the team and help us win football games, I'm all for it.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Where in Utah?||
Where are you in Utah? Layton here.
Nice to see I'm not the only Mormon UM fan in Utah (and only 1 wife to boot as well!)
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
I was thinking the saaaammmeee thing.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Get Well Soon, Bryan!||
Wish all the best to Mone in a quick and full recovery from this injury.
This especially sucks because he won't have the opportunity to play in his home town of Salt Lake City.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Ugh||
Honestly, all this does is make me even more upset and disappointed that Mitch McGary received the discipline that he did. Here is Gregory admitting to struggling with marijuana and tested positive TWICE, with basically warnings. Then McGary gets half a season for testing positive once with a first-time offense and while he wasn't even playing at that.
I hope this new stuff from the USC case coming out against the NCAA blows up in their face and publicly displays what a sham of an organization it is.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Is it just me?||
Is it just me, or was anyone else not really impressed with his highlights? He looks like a solid athlete and seems to move well for his size, but he is EXTREMELY raw. Several of his offensive highlights were throwing up awkward-looking shots that happened to fall--and those are "highlights". His set jumpers had pretty good form.
I just don't see the need to offer a scholarship with Teske coming in 2016, unless one of our current big men (Doyle, Donnal, or Wilson) are looking to transfer.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Not exactly true||
I live in Utah and have for the past 7 years. There may be a few irritated Jazz fans on the internet, but I can say the majority of the fan base likes Trey Burke. The majority are pretty realistic in accepting that he is an above-average player and good scorer, but is not the next Chris Paul.
He has to take a lot of shots with the current Jazz team in order for them to have a chance. The rest of the team are very good defenders, but that's about it.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Seriously?||
Wasn't he already committed to Nebraska? He had to go on a pre-planned segment on a radio show to announce that he is firm in his commitment?
Either Coach Riley made him do it or this kid really likes the attention.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Pleats?!||
What's creepy is Harbaugh wearing khakis with NO PLEATS!
And just when I thought he was going to turn the football program around...
Or are those jeans? I can't tell. Can you pleat jeans?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Pfft||
Well now he is 6'10" tall and will just hurdle anyone in his path.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I think you are getting LB and DL mixed up||
- Coached DE for 4 years: 2005 Bowling Green, 2007-2009 Stanford
- Coached LB for 4 years: 2006 Bowling Green, 2010-2012 Florida
- Played DE at Bowling Green
- Coached DL for 20+ years (Cornell, Northwestern, Western Michigan, Navy, Texas A&M, Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, and now Michigan again) either directly, or while also serving as DC
- Coached LB for 4 years (2008-2010 Baltimore Ravens, 2014 Michigan)
Manning has coached RB, OLB, and now CB, so while his playing experience was as a linebacker, he doesn't have anymore experience coaching it than he does RB and CB. Though after this last year, we need a whole new coach(es) for DB.
I would say Durkin and Mattison are actually more DL coaches that have also coached LB and Manning is more of a LB coach because of his playing position and coaching 1 year there.
You could have Durkin as co-DC/DE and Mattison as co-DC/DT or Durkin as DC and Mattison purely as DL, with Manning as LB. There are numerous combinations you can go with, and at least Durkin and Mattison seem to be a little versatile along the front 7, but part of determining this will be determining what defense they will run--4-3 vs 3-4 over/under.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Winner||
BEST. GIF. EVER.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||**Sigh**||
I hope you're right!