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|16 weeks 3 days ago||1.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG. That's||
1.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG. That's what Frank Kamisky averaged his first year on the court. Now he is a national player of the year candidate. Not saying that I expect Donnal to reach that level, just pointing out the absolute absurdity of labeling him a bust this early into his career. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising though, considering the bust label was applied to Chatman by many just halfway through his freshman year. Probably the same people who referred to Dawkins and MAAR as wasted scholarships last offseason. Many here would be best served by exercising just a bit of patience.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I'm a senior at Michigan||
I'm a senior at Michigan right now. First generation college student, lower class background, also started undergrad at 25. I've never personally felt like I was excluded or not welcomed or anything like that. Though I do remember quite distinctly in a freshman year composition class taking out our laptops to do some work in class. I was pretty much the only one in class without a Macbook, and my 5 year old Toshiba laptop sounded like a jet taking off when you turned it on.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Rivals is very optimistic,||
Rivals is very optimistic, but I wouldn't take that to mean much. They lean strongly to the side of sunshine blowing. They have mastered the art of writing a lot of stuff without actually saying anything. I mean there must have been 20+ coaching updates in the last few weeks with literally nothing of substance said. Balas for example is the same guy who was telling everyone that TJ Leaf was still a serious option when it was well known by everyone that a commitment to another school was imminent.
The main benefit of being a member at TheWolverine is access to some of the posters who have legit inside info. They all seem to be in agreement that Harbaugh is legitimately in play, so I take more from that than anything said by the mods.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Personally I couldn't care||
Personally I couldn't care less about a redshirt with Wilson. If he develops like we all expect him to, there is no way he is staying here 5 years. If he doesn't, then we will have someone as good or better to fill that spot anyways. Redshirts make sense with a guy like Donnal who lacks an NBA future, not guys with Wilson's upside.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||You guys have to be kidding||
You guys have to be kidding me with the Caris hate. There is an adjustment period to being the #1 focus of every teams defense. His shot is off at the moment and he is still putting up something like 17/5/5 on the year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||He's trying to save face,||
He's trying to save face, which I don't blame him for. The fact is the coaches never called him back and he took the hint that they'd moved on.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||FWIW, Rivals guys seem to||
FWIW, Rivals guys seem to think that Dawkins is actually closer to 6'6"
|1 year 11 weeks ago||So basically almost every GM||
So basically almost every GM in the league at the time? If only the Pistons had you as GM!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Posts like this are what||
Posts like this are what makes the blog great. When I went to the Sugar Bowl a couple years ago some guy posted a guide to New Orleans and everything was spot on. Made for a great trip.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I would love that bracket for||
I would love that bracket for us. Of all the #1 seeds, Florida is who I would most like to be paired up with. Same goes for Virginia and the #3 seeds. Even the lower seeded teams in the region are more favorable matchups IMO.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Says who? If he chooses to||
Says who? If he chooses to pursue basketball professionally there will be leagues out there where he can play. Maybe not the major leagues in Europe but he can make 6 figures playing basketball if that's what he chooses. He could quite possibly make more with his masters in engineering, so it really depends on what he prefers doing.
Graham Brown, Josh Asselin, Chris Young, Jevohn Shephard, Brent Petway, Zak Novak and Stu Douglass are still collecting paychecks playing basketball. I don't see why Morgan can't.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||He's playing great right now.||
He's playing great right now. He will make a nice living playing basketball somewhere next year I think.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Play them both roughly equal||
Play them both roughly equal minutes in the first half. Whoever is playing better that day gets the bulk of the minutes in the 2nd half. Seems to be working out pretty well so far
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I met Lloyd Brady in New||
I met Lloyd Brady in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. Saw him at some random dive bar and got my picture taken with him (he was wearing a Lloyd Brady shirt). Like 2 days later I was up on a balcony somewhere and see him walk down Bourbon street. No less than 5 Michigan fans stopped him to pose for pictures.
I was there with my friend who was a student at Arkansas at the time and it was really hard to explain why this random student was so popular
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Yea, he's been doing that all||
Yea, he's been doing that all game
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Spike is the better player||
Spike is the better player right now, but Walton's ceiling is much higher. If we want to go far in March then Walton needs to play alot so he improves as much as possible by then.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Are you guys serious? They||
Are you guys serious? They are coasting to a 20+ win in an exhibition game. Exhibitions are about two things: Trying out different playing combinations and not getting anyone hurt.
You really think this game is indicative of anything that will happen during the season?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Best Guess By Big Ten||
Best Guess By Big Ten Season...
1: Walton 25, Spike 10, LeVert 5
2: Stauskas 28, LeVert 12
3: Irvin 25, LeVert 10, GRIII 5
4: GRIII 26, McGary 14
5: McGary 16, Morgan 14, Horford 10
GRIII - 31
McGary - 30
Stauskas - 28
Walton - 25
Irvin - 25
Morgan - 14
Horford - 10
Spike - 10
Beilfeldt - foul trouble action only
|1 year 44 weeks ago||2008 Northwestern. I thought||
2008 Northwestern. I thought I was prepared for the game by wearing about 5 layers of clothes. By the end of the game I was completely soaked through, my socks were soaked everything. I was so cold I was uncontrolably shaking. And for some reason I sat through all this to watch a 3-9 Nick Sheridan led Michigan team lose to Northwestern.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Footballguys.com is a great||
Footballguys.com is a great site. I believe they charge like $27 for a yearly subscription. They pump out so much info though. Also that money gets you entered into their suscriber contest, which is a salary cap style best ball format with big money prizes. For me that is worth the price of subscription alone.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Pipkins looked pretty||
Pipkins looked pretty impressive to me
|1 year 48 weeks ago||FWIW, in a post on the board||
FWIW, in a post on the board Tim Sullivan mentions that Michigan made a huge move for a top prospect over the weekend and that this prospect may decide soon. That would lead me to believe that it is not someone like Crawford, Jenkins, Hand or McDowell, who are are favorites for already.
|2 years 4 days ago||James Ross||
|2 years 14 weeks ago||We go over this every year...||
We go over this every year... No matter how much fans clamor for it, Beilein is not going to play two bigs for a majority of the minutes. It's just not going to happen. Having a 4 who can stretch the defense is critical to his offense.
And GRIII would need a lot of work to play the 3. He can't even dribble drive on the 4's he plays against now.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||FWIW on the OLine... Over at||
FWIW on the OLine...
Over at the TheWolverine, one of the mods has been hinting at some stuff on the OL that is not what is expected. Said that the left side of the line would be very powerful, but specifically mentioned that he wasn't referring to Kalis or Schofield at LG. It was strongly hinted that the coaches would be trying out a Bryant-Kalis-Braden interior line combo.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I had the exact same issue,||
I had the exact same issue, and it was a real pain to get fixed. I maintained a Michigan license and paid taxes in Michigan throughout my time in the military. Still got classified as out of state after being back in Michigan for 3 years and paying bills, taxes, etc. the whole time.
Needless to say they make it a huge hassle to correct something which should never have been an issue in the first place.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||No, I think Hardaway is gone||
No, I think Hardaway is gone after this year. He would probably be better served staying all 4 years but I think he will leave with Burke.
Stauskas may eventually be a 2, but this year he is the 3 and THJ the 2. If THJ returns I think you see...
2 - THJ/LeVert
3 - Stauskas/Irvin
If THJ leaves I think you will see Stauskas taking roughly 33 minutes with LeVert/Irvin dividing the other 47 between the two of them.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Also a link to highlights of||
Also a link to highlights of Irvins last game. Someone with more technical knowledge than myself can embed.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Both Walton and Irvin should||
Both Walton and Irvin should be top 25 prospects by the time they arrive at Michigan. Whether they actually get rated that way or not remains to be seen. As Brian points out, everyone could see that Stauskas was better than his rankings indicated, while the hobbit from NC State was a McDonalds All American.
Walton badly outplayed Kasey Hill (top 10 player and #1 or #2 PG to most sites) over the summer. He has only improved every time I have seen him. His skill set fits perfectly with the roster that we will have next year as he is a distributor first and he will have so many weapons at his disposal.
I remember back to Irvin's recruitment there was some discussion if we should take Irvin, VJ Beachem or some others. As it seems is always the case (was with Walton as well), the guy who Beilein selects ends up skyrocketing.
I love Donnal's potential but I see him redshirting next year with Morgan, McGary, Robinson III, Horford and Beilfeldt all fighting for minutes at the 4/5.
Next year will be an even bigger fight for minutes, especially if THJ returns. How do you divide up 80 minutes between THJ, Stauskas, Levert and Irvin?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Exactly. That's why Spike||
Exactly. That's why Spike was the perfect PG recruit this year. He will back up Walton next year and help him get his feet wet. Probably will player closer to 10 minutes a game next year while Walton gets up to speed. Great guy to have on the team