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|1 day 11 hours ago||Uh, no. Way too early to make||
Uh, no. Way too early to make a claim like that. We lost two games to tournament teams with a lot of experience. We have Spike and Irvin coming off injuries. Integrating Wagner, Wilson and Robinson into the rotation. There are a lot of pieces in play who haven't played a lot of basketball together. They are going to get a lot better as the season goes on. Wagner has been a relevation, his upside is as good as any big we have had here save McGary. Robinson is lights out from 3 and has displayed a solid all around game as well.
I'm not sure we will be good enough to challenge MSU or Maryland for the Big Ten title, but we will be an upper tier team in the Big Ten and get a solid seed in the NCAA's.
|2 days 12 hours ago||David Reese will not be a||
David Reese will not be a part of this class, for those that haven't got the memo yet.
We have one true LB commit in Dytarious Johnson, and three athletes who could end up playing LB IMO (Viramontes, Gil and Enis).
We are in good position with Devin Bush Jr., Caleb Kelly, Dontavious Jackson, and Jonathon Jones. I'd guess we get 2, maybe 3 of them.
What these recruits tell you is that we are going more for athleticism than size. Given the defensive scheme we run and the type of defensive line talent we will have, these type of players can be very effective if they are kept clean by the DL.
|1 week 2 days ago||As far as DL, we also will||
As far as DL, we also will get Mone back and likely add the #1 player in the country in Rashan Gary, who will factor in next year somewhere. Also FWIW insider types have pointed out Rueben Jones as the most impressive redshirt freshman so far.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone stay buckled up as||
Everyone stay buckled up as there will be more fireworks tomorrow. Make sure you keep those fireworks away from the Bushes though.
|38 weeks 2 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.
|43 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.
|51 weeks 4 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.
|1 year 11 hours 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.
|1 year 1 week 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 30 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 31 weeks ago||FWIW, Rivals guys seem to||
FWIW, Rivals guys seem to think that Dawkins is actually closer to 6'6"
|1 year 33 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 36 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 38 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 44 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 44 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 45 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 50 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
|2 years 2 days ago||Yea, he's been doing that all||
Yea, he's been doing that all game
|2 years 2 days 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.
|2 years 3 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?
|2 years 4 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
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Pipkins looked pretty||
Pipkins looked pretty impressive to me
|2 years 17 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 22 weeks ago||James Ross||
|2 years 36 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 37 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 40 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.