“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
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|5 days 23 hours ago||Er...||
We just won a deeper and more talented B1G last year by 3 games. It seems like Wisconsin is a pretty clear #1 in the league going into the season this time around, I wouldn't be totally shocked to see them do it too. Especially as they have one of the better home court advantages in the league.
One thing that might prevent it is Michigan's relatively favorable conference schedule. Our single plays (Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota in Ann Arbor, Maryland, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue on road) are seriously tilted to having the tougher games in Ann Arbor.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Iceland is 3-0 in their group||
Iceland is 3-0 in their group including a 3-0 win over Turkey and a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.
|1 week 4 days ago||When Kalis is actually||
When Kalis is actually healthy, lo and behold, he looks like the recruit he was reputed to be. Now if he can just stay healthy...
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, that ended in the 2002||
Yeah, that ended in the 2002 season. We were told they could damage the artificial turf. At least I'm pretty sure that was the first year of the turf. I definitely know it wasn't 2001 because I remember the massive chunks of sod coming up that season, and seeing a crew of people out there replacing divots and such like at a polo match when the teams were on the other end of the field.
|1 week 5 days ago||For some reason I think of||
For some reason I think of Lloyd Carr as head coach and Bob Stitt as the offensive coordinator and it's basically the funniest thing ever. Stodgy, old-school, hates the media Lloyd with an open, fun-seeming guy who wears a Stitt Happens shirt? This would need to be a hidden camera show. Hell, bring in Schiano as DC and make it really ridiculous.
(Obviously this is not a serious suggestion)
|1 week 6 days ago||Bernard Hopkins might be||
Bernard Hopkins might be fighting him to a draw at worst though
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Tickets are $40 now (other||
Tickets are $40 now (other than the $20 for App State this year). Inflation would be a $26 ticket.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Michigan Football is a flat||
Michigan Football is a flat circle.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Count me as one who thinks||
Count me as one who thinks that a big boycott on Homecoming followed by everyone coming back for Senior Day drives home the point that the boycott is for how things are being run. Skip the day associated with the school, then everyone come back to cheer for Jake Ryan & company on their last home game.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You need to convince John U||
You need to convince John U Bacon to run for regent with you, if that's allowed. 1) He probably shares your thoughts on all this, and 2) COOK BACON 2016 would be the greatest campaign sign of all time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Rutgers is just as turnover||
Rutgers is just as turnover prone at QB and their good RB is done for the year, pretty reasonable shot to win that one
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sometimes even allegedly||
Sometimes even allegedly waterproof isn't waterproof, as the US Ryder Cup team learned 4 years ago.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If this is the case I||
If this is the case I wouldn't be surprised if Gardner isn't even in pads Saturday because he's hurt. Morris has been as much of a turnover machine when he's played as Gardner in the two losses has, but with less of a playmaking ability with the QB run.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You clearly haven't played||
You clearly haven't played Kirk Ferentz College Football 2015.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If we'd consider hiring an||
If we'd consider hiring an older coach (and if people are bringing up Miles and Bohl, clearly people don't find it that big an issue) then you also need to consider Ruffin McNeill, who has ECU rolling and would presumably bring a hotshot young Air Raid offensive coordinator (Lincoln Riley) who some big programs were poking around re: being their OC this last off season.
I don't see Mullen as a great option, mainly because I think Florida probably will be a more desired destination for him and it seems clear that said job will be available barring a major turnaround.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||New sponsor target||
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Iron Sheik probably says this||
Iron Sheik probably says this coach drink the sprite
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Urbs Tressel (even in the||
Tressel (even in the educator category for the majority of his players)
Pitino (wins with freshmen, but grows them in the short time he has them under his tutlage)
Those are five tools alright
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||These two changes have been||
These two changes have been such big changes in style that I thought 3 or 4 years was warranted. RR had a pretty sizeable talent deficit to try to dig out of along with a wholesale change of the offense. Hoke's staff had some talent issues to deal with in certain important spots and again, a big change in offense. Talent issues take time, because recruiting can take a few years. You can't magically make upper class offensive lineman just appear.
However, there's no reason if Michigan hires a guy who can use the talent on hand on offense (be it pro-style or passing spread, I think either can work with what we've got with the right guy) that this team can't be good in a hurry. There's depth and there's talent. Even if Hoke and his staff hasn't been able to get coach it up, he's really done a good job bringing the talent level back up.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Track record of the right||
Track record of the right coaching hires indicates that you can be great in Year 2. And really, if Hoke is fired after this year, the schedule sets up wonderfully for the first year.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Well if the team isn't going||
Well if the team isn't going to be great, at least they can sell the classic, timeless, Michigan gameday atmosphere... wait, nope, the department has fucked that up too, and expects you to pay more for the privilege.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||If you're going to start||
If you're going to start focusing on new coaches, maybe stop with the pie in the sky Harbaugh thoughts and focus on someone we could actually get and might also fit the players we have so we don't have a horrible transition. For example, Ruffin McNeill might be on the older side (and ECU is his alma mater), but he'd likely bring an Air Raid OC, which would probably work fine with the guys we will have.
Of course, if the offense gets it figured out, Hoke might not be done after this year. I think the defense is there. And the special teams, well, we'll all just continue to shake our heads at that one.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||My wife rowed at a different||
My wife rowed at a different school and the indoor facility is a pretty big thing. They had to row outside in fricking cold temps for several months out of the year and eventually the river they rowed on would get clogged up with ice and they couldn't practice at all. I'm sure the team will still row outside when possible but being able to practice through the winter or in crap weather is a pretty nice thing.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah, that's half the boos.||
Yeah, that's half the boos. The first delay of game was a horrid error, but you then have 4th and 6 at the 37 with not a lot of time left against a bad team your defense has been wiping out when they aren't given the ball in Michigan's red zone already. And for some reason go Ferentz on it instead of going for it.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm hoping they use NBA||
I'm hoping they use NBA coaches, or maybe even better, NBA assistants that have designs on being a head coach at some point.
Or use NCAA women's coaches for the men and vice versa.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The best thing you can say||
The best thing you can say for Goodell is that he hasn't crashed a plane with a perfect autopilot system into a goddamned mountain. That ain't saying much.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||I am behind the players. The||
I am behind the players. The coaches, however, are highly paid employees who are fair game for our ire and speculation and whatnot.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Because if there's one group||
Because if there's one group that is well-known for not drinking, it's Irish Catholics.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's becoming more common as||
It's becoming more common as even in-state prices of state schools in some states in particular have really skyrocketed. A lot of those state schools have some guaranteed spots for transfers from specific CCs too.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You may waffle at the price||
You may waffle at the price of the Thermapen. Suck it up and buy one. So much better than any other instant read thermometer, and it's not even close. Great even if you're not smoking stuff, I use it on roasts, on pork chops that I cook slowly in the oven then finish on a blazingly hot cast iron skillet, etc. No more guessing on the grill, you know exactly when to pull things off (I had become pretty good at the thumb test, but the thermapen leaves no doubt)