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|1 day 10 hours ago||Maybe||
I agree with your interpretation of the comments but it's just plain wrong to think that way. For Borges philosophy to have a greater expected value than the bubble screen you would need Barry Sanders vs the freshmen version of William Avery as 1 match up and the bubble would have to be thrown to me with Sam Mcguffie blocking Ronnie Lott.
It's just stupid.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Bubble||
Heiko, could you please try to explain what Borges is trying to get across when he talks about bubble screens at the end? It makes no sense and really scares me that this is what our philosophy is. I'm assuming it came out wrong or I'm misinterpreting but this is how I view what he said.
If he would rather run a play at an unblocked defender instead of passing to a player with a blocker in front of him, than that is a poor design. I don't even really see a defense to that statment. It's simple math.
|2 days 5 hours ago||True||
We get no info on guys performance in the weight room so we have no idea. I would say that interception he had got my attention that he might be a freak.
As others have said athleticism does not mean good at football. See:Gholston brothers
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Rules/Pay?||
Anyone know how the finances work for these "gurus" and how the NCAA chooses to look at them? I have a lot of questions. I'm sure this guy charges money for his services. This seems like a murky area. Does he not charge top flight guys hoping for a payback in the future? If he charges different rates based on who you are it seems like a violation. Is Michigan footing the bill like the Seals training?
The best part about all of this is he has a top flight coach willing to work with him located 500yds from his dorm room but he's not allowed to see him for 4 months, but he's allowed to go and pay a guy to teach him the same thing. Good work NCAA. Let's force the guys with no money to pay for training they could get for free. In the mean time the guy getting top dollar from the school and who should be working with his guy sits at home getting paid to play Pigeon Drive the Bus with his daughter in the offseason.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This is good||
After reading all the answers I'm just glad we got a consensus.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||13 SB's||
Did you get that info about the Super Bowl from the article? The Super Bowl rotates networks so I wouldn't think Madden and Summerall could do that many Super Bowls together. Seems like that number should be 6 or 7.
Quick Wikipedia search shows 8
|6 weeks 2 days ago||No Conspiracy||
I don't think it was any type of conspiracy, but it may have helped Louisville that the refs were used to reffing their style of play, which like MSU and some others is a very aggressive defensive style that can be called for lots of fouls if refs are calling it tight. Mich would have benefitted from having some WAC refs. Calls are calls but I still can't get over how so many of the bad calls were huge point swings.
It seemed like the bad calls for Louisville didn't really hurt them.
1. Mcgary kick- they got the ball back.
2. Bohanan Hacks- He was killed under the glass on 2 or 3 of his shots but on at least 2 of them he got the ball back and scored anyway.
1. Burke Block- 2pts
2. Phantom Burke foul on 3 pt shot-2pts and Burke out for the half.
3. Foul on Stauskas butt pass somehow was ball out of bounds instead of 2 ft's for Burke.
4. Haradway goaltending-2pts
5. Levert being pushed by Robinson out of bounds while Bohanan is doing a somersalt over Robinsons back pretty much ended the game. My favorite play ever. He literally went right over his back and still didn't get called.
6 Robinson arm grab-1 FT Att
7. Hancock wrong foul- By not fouling out Hancok it freed him up for the big 3 late in the game.
8. The Mcgary rebounds. These weren't big point plays but these were the calls Mich needed. If they call that tight Lou stops hacking away on the offensive glass. The problem for Mcgary is if he gets the elbows up and clear space heprobably get s kicked out for shattering one of those guards faces, but that's why they need to call that quicker. Either go old school and let the big guys deal with the reaching in or call the fouls. Calling us for traveling was like throwing chum in the water for Lou.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Probably||
If you're the guy in the office who acts like he is James Naismith every Monday and says "Beilien sucks, all we do is shoot 3 pointers, we're soft". Then yeah, you probably hate me when I come back and give you facts that make you look stupid.
Speaking of facts...... Bet on Beilien-15-2 against the spread in the NCAA tournament. Guy can coach a little.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||rebuttal||
Nice to hear.
-I don't think Irvin looks 4 inches taller than you in the photo.
-Tell Irvin to take that fucking red shirt off. I don't think he has what it taked to be a Michigan Man with that shirt on. /s
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Agree||
6 Months from today puts him at the end of Sept. I don't understand anyone putting any faith on him being ready for this year. Adrian Peterson was the freak of freaks to get ready in 9 months. 9 months has him ready to play the bowl. Just let the kid get his legs under him and get ready for 2014.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Clark's Dad?||
Who was asking the Frank Clark questions? "Obviously he had a good year last year" It wasn't that obvious to everyone watching the games. "Is Frank Clark usually athletic" Not even sure what this means. Is that supposed to be "unusually"?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Kalis||
It's all very cryptic at this point, but is anyone else getting the impression they have decided to single out Kalis as their guy they are going to motivate thru the media. It seems all of the offensive coaches and Hoke in their pressers mention Kalis struggling with picking up the offense but getting better.. Not sure if this is coaches keeping his head on straight, or a chance to do their favorite spin of pumping up the walkons but it's been repeated enough for me to think that they are or were unhappy with his performance.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||Stop||
Don't use math or any new evolving advanced stats. When I grew up watching Kareem that was the way to play so that must be the right way.
I love despite overwhelming data that people still come on here with knocks on Beilien like they are Phil Jackson. Here is a summary of the data on Beilien's offense.
1. #2 rated offense in the country by the most respected and accepted metric Kenpom.
2. #1 in the country in turnovers on offense despite being 1 of the youngest teams in the country.
3. Over the last 6 years we have seen countless announcers gush over Beiliens offense.
4. Surveys among other coaches in college basketball constantly put Beilien near the top when they are asked about top strategists.
Despite all this and the fact we have gone from a national laughingstock to top 10 program in 5 years, due to some of the best talent evaluation anyone has ever seen, we still have guys coming on here bitching about his offense.
I get furious during a lot of our games because our offense looks bad or we are not rebounding or not moving the ball, but you do realize the other team has 5 scholarship players on the other team and a coach that has scouting and video of our team?
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Math||
Brian has had about 40 posts about how feeding the post is inefficient. It's got math and everything. That's why.
This is just like the spread argument. Some people have been taught a certain way to play basketball and they burrow in as that is the only way. Plenty of teams have won the NCAA title without feeding the post. In fact very few teams have an effective post game. The point is right now we are better with Burke with the ball in his hands then our big men. Maybe next year when Mcgary and Horford get a little more comfortable they will feed them in the post, they have the talent to be effective. When they can prove it to Beilien in practice, I 'm sure Beilien will adjust the offense just like he did when Morris and Burke showed him they could work the pick and roll.
Currently we have the 2nd most efficient offense in the country out of 300+ teams. I don't think our problems are offense related.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Will to OL||
Maybe RR wasn't completely nuts.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Enough||
So to sum up the board the last 2 days.....the team sucks at defense, doesn't try hard, can't rebound, has no heart and is poorly coached.
So explain what the team expectation would be if we had those things?
Also, is Beilien the greatest recruiter in the history of basketball considering he just rolls the ball out and let's all these quitters just loaf around the court?
If someone complains about the offense can we just simply say..Michigan is #2 in the country in offensive efficiency!!!! I understand the defensive concerns. Certainly a problem, but the morons on the radio complaining about Beiliens offense and all we do is jack up 3's is just too much.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Good||
Pretty good Gordie, I'm just glad we have packages with experieinced players now. Yours seem pretty likely. I still think we need to use a dime package or something like that where we don't have traditional run LB's like Bolden Ross etc... on the field. On 3rd and 10+ there is no real threat of being bowled over for 10yards so it's all agility and speed. I don't know who's the best guy at coverage so maybe Bolden or whoever is on the field but I'm just going by athleticism and supposed coverage ability.
Line- Clark, Ojemida
LB/S- Might blitz might be in coverage bouncing around-Ryan, Cam Gordon, Marvin Robinson
CB/S-More for coverage but everyones in play to blitz-Countess, Taylor, Avery, T. Gordon, J. Wilson, Richardson.
Basically if I see a bulked up LB trying to get depth in coverage and he can't get his head around to prevent a 3rd and 15 pass from being completed I shake mey head and scream. Watching those 3rd and long completions with Morgan and Demens trying to guard guys was very frustrating.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||ST||
As I was talking to my buddy something dawned on me. He's probably just a 7th rd free agent type, but isn't Kovacs the perfect special teams player? Fast enough, smart and can tackle anything in an open field. Lions don't need that though.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Kovacs||
Let me be the 1st to put the obligatory post up linking Kovacs to the Lions. I actually think it's a good fir, but we all know any Michigan player is supposed to be a good move.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Video||
This kids video is amazing. He reminds me of a tougher, smarter, more athletic Chrisitan Laettner with a better left hand.
In all seriousness his video looks great, but the level of competition is comically bad. A couple of times he looks like Godzilla heading to downtown Tokyo. I have no idea how'll he'll perform at Michigan, but he has nice skillz and Beilien's track record is pretty awesome so I'm excited. Again, do yourself a favor and watch the bottom video. He blocks 1 kid who couldn't have been 5 ft tall. The kid looked like he was in 6th grade.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Come On||
I give it 5 fakes out of 5. I'm sure he's running a 4.4 as well.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Finally||
I've been waiting for some of the physical freaks from my youth to produce some recruits for the old Maize and Blue. Nice work Mr Wheatley. Mr. Steele, Mr. Woodson, Mr. Howard, Mr Messner....I expect to hear something soon.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Specifically||
You are correct it is Duke and specifically it is their ex point guard/asst coach Wojo who is supposedly the originator.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||FYI||
In case you were not aware the broadcasting crew brought up a point I had never heard. Can you believe that Beilien has never been an assistant coach? What an odd, quirky thing. To think he's been here 6 years and this is the 1st I've heard of this.
Other things you may or may not know.
Stauskas is more than just a shooter
Burke is the 1st B1G player since Magic to average 17-7.
Hoke likes to play physical
Every defenisve recruit in the front 7 is going to be Terrel Suggs or Ray Lewis.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Slapping the floor||
After MSU went slap the floor Burke took it right at Appling for an easy 2. Did anyone catch Morgan slapping the floor as the ball went thru the hoop? Pretty funny.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||84%||
When Burke missed the layup to go 12 I got a sinking feeling. Then ther refs went haywire for 2 minutes and it was a game. When they got a 3 pt play out of Costello's 1 ft airball, I thought we were doomed.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm||
Usually Gordy is a bitterman, I don't appreciate this balanced hopeful post at all Gordy. I might begrudingly upvote it it is so solid.
Also WTF is Webber doing jacking all those 3's Come on Fischer !!!
Maurice Taylor should have expanded his game. Come on Fischer!!!
Also, I know I spelled Gordy's name wrong. I'm channeling my inner Hoke and going Ohio on Gordy.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Done||
Glenn Steele is the new DL coach. Book It.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Ghost||
I was replying to Yost who has been all over these boards like Beilien is a moron.
As to your point, your 1st paragraph does not relate at all to the rest of your post. You should have stopped after the 1st paragraph.
I am not saying the coaches are always right. What I am saying is that fans on the internet and call in shows have said not guarding the inbounds pass is 100% the wrong play. "I've coached high school ball for 20 years and Beilien choked on Sat. Everyone knows you guard the inbounder." That's what I have been hearing. Since I see coaches using all sorts of strategies I don't think it's everyone.
The other point was that the strategy Beilien was usin gwas so we could foul. There were going to be no passes so the extra guy was on the floor to get the foul quick. Wisconsin has a lot of very tall gys so havina guy back was a pretty good call in my book.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Crazy||
Do you guys think Beilein is just some lunatic and despite 30 years as a head coach he has refused all logic and talks amongst his peers to come up with this defense that everyone else thinks is stupid? So all the internet geniuses are smarter than Beilein, Pitino, Knight and the rest of college basketball that has tried this at one point and been burnt.
The reason Mcgary is back there(he's not underneath the basket to start, he drifts there once the pass is completed) is to prevent players from breaking open and getting a wide open look down in our end. That's why in football you keep a safety back.
Please check out this clip.
Player on the ball didn't work there so that must be a stupid strategy as well. Why have a guy guard the guy throwing the ball in he doesn't have enough time to get the ball back? Stop with the blame game.
Your whole logic is based on them getting a good look. Beielien instructed them to foul. So your strategy discussion isn't even relevant.