landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Baruti appears to have||
some skills Beilein could work with.
Any reason to think the TOEFL is an issue? That comment struck me as odd that he needed to pass that first. Maybe it is just my lack of understanding on how these things work...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||On the cash issue,||
I cannot fault Tunsil, especially when he's asking for money for his mom's utlity bill. That is stupid pressure on a college kid to provide for his parents. Hell, the kid saw the cash at Ole Miss as a way to help his family. I get that.
That being said, it is illegal, and we've all known that Ole Miss has the absolute best bag men in the game. You can definitely see the walls crumbling around Hugh Freeze. The guy is in over his head. I'd love the NCAA to punish the living hell out of Ole Miss, but they are probably too busy busting MAC schools over impermissable ice cream cones or something stupid like that.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Very good points about Hollis||
He's done a great job in certain areas and has the football and basketball teams on the men's side locked in. His management of other sports is marginal. And could not agree more, the ticket office at MSU is ridiculous. I have first hand experience with how poorly they are run. Taligating rules at MSU suck too.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Grand Haven||
is awesome. Love it there.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||How wired into hockey is Warde Manuel?||
A quick review of UConn's records over the years doesn't lead to me thinking he was pressing hard to make that a competitive program.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'd love to make the NCAA||
just to give the kids the experience, and also for purposes of recruiting.
That being said, I don't think this is a tournament team. With what we have left, we are bereft a go to scoring option, and we just don't have the leadership and poise on the floor that provides the impetus for a comeback when we struggle.
I get so frustrated watching us fold the tent we fall behind early. I don't think this team yet has the mental toughness the weather a storm. I haven't seen it yet, and I don't know if it will happen this year.
Best option for us is to beat NW, then at least play a tight game against IU. If we beat IU, I think we can rest easy on Sunday. Lose to IU, and we might be waiting for the NIT brackets to get released.
Overall, not getting an NCAA bid is a step backward, despite the personnel losses. A top program should have enough depth on hand to at least make the tournament.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||No one cares||
who finishes 69th.
NIT is a waste of time. I wouldn't bother tuning in for that mess.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||There is no doubt a shake up of some sort||
is in order. The defense has to be addressed. The development of the bigs has to be fixed.
When you look at the offense, Beilein still has it. The inside curl game that Brian mentioned clearly had Wisky confused for the better part of the first half. Why? Because Beilein saw them cheating the 3 point line and came up with a counter attack. The guy can still coach offense.
The other big issue to me is leadership. Where is it coming from? The answer is no one. There is not a player in the rotation that steps up and confronts the rest when they are not playing well. You'd hope that someone with Irvin's experience would step into that role, but it hasn't happened so far.
Still love Beilein, and say that next year is the real litmus test for his career going forward at Michigan.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I hate to say this,||
but we are not a tournament team. Not enough depth, inconsistent play from the bigs, poor D, etc. Caris would be a huge help, but he's not showing up any time soon.
I don't see how we make it unless we make a big run in the BTT.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Really see Glasgow||
having a good career in the NFL. Could see his improvement throughout last year. One question: he seems tall compared to most NFL centers. Could this be an issue?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm very interested||
to see what Don Brown does with the defense. He'll have more talent that he is used to, and I have a feeling he has a plan to cover up any deficiencies at LB. No doubt this will be the most talented DL group he has had.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Duncan Robinson||
will scorch most anyone in 3 point shooting contest. However, as good of a shooter as Duncan is, he is NOT a Division 1 athlete. Put any decent athlete on him, and he cannot get open for a shot. I don't think it is a lack of effort, it is a lack of athleticism. Stauskas was an elite athlete and could rise up for his shot over tough defense. Duncan cannot do that. He's a star if the other team sucks. If they have anyone at all that can guard, he's toast.
Beilein seriously needs to look at his minutes. When he's not scoring, he's not helping by playing great D or rebounding. I'm not sure who you give his minutes to, but divide them up and see how things go.
Nothing against the kid, I'm sure he's a fine young man, but there's a reason he was playing DIII basketball two years ago.
That being said, Northwestern is upcoming and Robinson will probably go off for 20.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I agree.||
JB is an upstanding guy and someone you want representing our university. That being said, you'd like a team that is better defensively, which alone makes you less prone to blowouts. His teams are going to continue to thrill on occasion and frustrate on others.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I was wondering the same exact thing.||
He's not playing like we have seen him play in the past. His has zero lift on his jumper and has been short on many shots the last several games.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||The lack of OH kids has been mystifying me too.||
After I gave it some thought, it started to make sense.
OSU gets pretty much whoever they want out of Ohio. MSU has been picking up the OSU scraps, along with other Midwest teams that need players. Harbaugh realizes that FL, CA, TX and to a lesser extent, states like LA, AL and NJ, produce the number and type of quality athletes required to compete nationally. He's not afraid to pass on OH kids and recruit against the big boys. I actually like his strategy going forward from a competitive standpoint.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The most valuable commodity in college football||
very well may be an experienced starter. Barrett hasn't lit the world on fire consistently, but he knows Urban's offense and will have talent, although unproven, surrounding him. Given all OSU's losses, though, tough to not see them take a slight step back.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||MSU certainly acting like Davis is back.||
Nothing official that I've seen though.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Even one of the MSU beat writers called them||
a borderline Top 25 team. Their D will be OK, but the offense loses a ton. I see the 2016 MSU team a lot more like their 7-6 2012 team than the teams of the last 3 years.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I have no doubt that Harbaugh will have the next QB||
whoever he may be, playing at a high level. As mentioned, Rudock had virtually no time with Harbaugh (29 practices, are you kidding me?) to get the offense down while actually running plays. His ascendancy throughout the season was unreal. Harbaugh truly is the QB whisperer. If O'Korn possesses the tools we all believe he has, the season could be very, very special. The receiving corp is the best in the B1G by far, and he should have an adequate running game to rely upon. Can't wait to see how it plays out.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The probability chart made me feel a bit better,||
but those 7 games are a tough matchup for us. I think Iowa can be undone both at home aned on the road. Maryland will be tough both home and away. Glad MSU has to come to Crisler. Purdue is beatable, although visitors tend to struggle at Mackey. I'd like to see 3-4, but 2-5 won't surprise me if we have an off shooting night or two. On the other hand, if we are red hot at home like we were against PSU, this could turn into 4-3 or maybe something better. Beilein will have them ready to play regardless. Looking forward to seeing step 1 vs. Purdue on Thursday night.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Specialist scholarships are always tentative at best.||
Lots of schools flex in and out of those. Can probably pick up one there by itself. Also agree that attrition will play a huge role, it's just part of reshaping the roster. I don't believe Harbaugh is running anyone off, their still getting an education, just moving on from football. Most of these guys are going pro anyway, so it's time to move along.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Marshall is very talented||
but I don't think he is NFL ready. Unreal how many kids are leaving early. Might make Urban's recruiting pitch easier if early playing time is a huge factor.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Conklin should go.||
His draft stock won't get any higher, plus he was injured this year, which typically makes the young man think about how short your career can be.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Jackson seems like a smart kid.||
I liked the interview. Wouldn't be pressured into naming a real top 3. Well done young man. Michigan could use a man like you.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||If you want to go, just buy at the stadium on game day.||
I've been to different bowls over the last several years, including a recent Rose Bowl, and there are always cheap tickets available before kick. The playoff bowls might be the only ones where you need to buy earlier. All others are easy as hell to get tickets, Rose and Citrus included.
|23 weeks 12 hours ago||Love Howard's hair in that picture.||
Giamatti was awesome also. Love his work.
|23 weeks 12 hours ago||HS is an||
outstanding interviewer. My 72 year old dad has Sirius and loves listening to Howard's interviews.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Just loved watching||
Spike play. He personified what a gym rat was for me. I think everyone else has used up all the adjectives to desribe his play. I'd add heady and fearless, and apologize to anyone who has already used those.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||It is a bit concerning,||
although you hear about this a lot at other top programs. Many of these guys were the MAN in high school and it can take some time to correct the attitude at the next level. I expect all these guys to get their shit straight under Harbaugh and come along to be major contributors.
|25 weeks 14 hours ago||Interesting how many TEs we are stacking up||
It amazes me how much Harbaugh uses and also gets out of his tight ends. He obviously taught David Shaw well, saw the same philosophy in the Stanford/Notre Dame game. It is fun as hell to watch us line up with multiple TEs and a FB and come crashing downhill. Excited to see what that will look like with an even better OL.
Hoping that Nauta has seen this trend also and realizes how much a great TE can be featured. Also excited to see Wheatley in this offense. Could be devastating.