WTKA Roundtable 2/2/2017: How You Like Me Now?

WTKA Roundtable 2/2/2017: How You Like Me Now?

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[Bill Rapai]

Things Discussed:

  • Aubrey Solomon: We know what he says if he likes you; if he doesn’t like you he’ll let your quarterback know. James Hudson: Impressed that he was listed at 295 because that’s ready to go size.
  • Best wide receiver class ever? Sam has some old recruiting stories and a lot of big receiver hauls going back to the early ’90s. Who’s the #2 receiver in this class?
  • Drew Singleton calls in, talks about how he fell in love with Michigan, what position he’ll come in to play, and the New Jersey to Michigan Express.
  • Who’s the viper? Could be Singleton, or JKP, or Jordan Glasgow. Position shakeouts will happen over the offseason.
  • Are M-OSU running away with the conference? MSU always loses the battle to Michigan but who knows, maybe their 2-stars will be Cook, Waynes, Dennard and Conklin again.
  • More around the conference: Maryland’s class: Durkin’s secret to recruiting. Diminishing Wisconsin, Penn State and Nebraska on the rise. But why are you sleeping on Wisconsin?
  • Nationally? Tom Herman will be fine. Florida will not. How did USC do it? Stanford has just 14 players but they’re all really good. Odd that Clemson’s national championship didn’t result in more. Missing Ole Miss.
  • The black hole of Mississippi

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WTKA Roundtable 1/26/2017: Romano Vivito More

WTKA Roundtable 1/26/2017: Romano Vivito More

48 minutes

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[A Michigan student getting enriched on a trip to Rome, 2001]

Things discussed:

  • To Rome! Oh you voted spring break away? Okay we’ll wait until our semester is over then fly to Italy…with educational opportunities, and press release orphans. Also Michigan can hypothetically still go to Florida in future years after classes end. Come at me NCAA! Orphans! Would Saban ever do this? Recruiting effect.
  • Solution to SEC schools rampantly paying players, other than legalizing the rampant paying of players?
  • A lost Michigan game on rollerskates. Also some funny wins in Notre Dame’s win count. Like a thrift store. Probably not on rollerskates.
  • JayBaugh to RBs: 10th coach might fix it. Better for the team, obviously not the position.
  • Greg Frey: looks like a great move. Great track record, coordinated OSU’s new offensive coordinator’s offense.
  • Scary Indiana, scary Indiana, scary Indiana, let me say it once again. Scary Indiana, scary Indiana, scary Indiana, yes this was recorded when, the Hoosiers’ size still gave us hesitation. Given past events it was a logical explanation. So now we have this extraneous syncopation. We weight the Big Ten race, and catch it in the face, for Scary Indiana, scary INDiana, scary Indiana vs M at home.

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WTKA Roundtable 1/19/2017: The Raw Uncut Takes

WTKA Roundtable 1/19/2017: The Raw Uncut Takes

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Things discussed:

  • Wisconsin moral victory: What are the odds of Michigan basketball going 8-4 down the stretch to match last year?
  • Weird freaky three-point luck of opponents? We all agree they don’t defend non-threes well.
  • Don’t yell at refs at the Kohl Center in German? Getting more physical is laudable; you’re not turning these guys into Bill Laimbeer. FREE JOHN TESKE!
  • Ty Wheatley Sr. moves on, how will Michigan? Sam shares some facts about the Wheatley situation that rather definitively refute the assertions of certain persons who get really angry when random internet people are politely skeptical of those assertions.
  • Talk names: The Beast, Mike Hart, stealing from Indiana or Penn State.
  • General Harbaugh turnover: it’s fine. You’ll never get a Bo-like staff again.
  • Recruiting: Aubrey Solomon’s great quickness. James Hudson: greatly desired by Michigan. Wheatley loss hurts with Gay.
  • Penn State could win the conference (no really win it not…) next year?
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WTKA Roundtable 1/12/2017: Right From the Oven

WTKA Roundtable 1/12/2017: Right From the Oven

49 minutes

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[Marc-Gregor Campredeon]

Things discussed:

  • Pep Hamilton Part 1: It makes some sense if you understand it’s the Browns, and the fact that he can be reunited with Ed Feng.
  • Hoop: very poor defensive effort, AND opponents are shooting the lights out from three, AND…callers
  • Callers: They call into a radio station to talk about Beilein. Most of what they say is sensible. What happened to the Donlon Effect?
  • B recruiting: it is what it is. Recruiting with attrition in mind is a good change.
  • The O-Line: Hoke’s bad recruiting and bad luck left just one upperclassman tackle (JBB) on the team for 2017.
  • Pep Hamilton Part 2: Pep was on hand for the big uptick in Stanford. Calm, smart, confident—not fiery on the sideline. Coaching turnover will be a thing as long as Harbaugh’s here, but not a bad thing.
  • PJ Fleck rowing his whole recruiting out of K-zoo with him; we’ve moved WMU’s kitchen sink to soft commit.

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WTKA Roundtable 1/5/2017: Leaking Wet Barns

WTKA Roundtable 1/5/2017: Leaking Wet Barns

48 minutes

There is no Brian (ill) or Sam (out) so you get Ira, Ed, and Craig Ross.

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[Bryan Fuller]

Things discussed:

  • E-sports are a thing, and not just in Ira’s house. WTKA actually had to talk about whether they’d start covering it as a sport.
  • Craig recounts what hoops and hockey games were like in the Middle Ages, when “water boy” meant the kid whose job it was to mop up the puddles from the roof leaks.
  • The Orange Bowl: Florida State’s got talent. Ed didn’t trust his numbers. How much of that was losing Peppers at the last minute? Could Peppers have blocked DeMarcus Walker, because our guards sure as hell couldn’t.
  • Next year worries: they’re all concerned about the secondary. Best guess at offensive line makeup.
  • Quarterback competition? Speight’s injury makes it way too hard to judge his last two games, but Iowa opens the door for a real ninja.
  • Time management fail: hopefully we don’t see that again.
  • Skill position guys: receivers to take a step back, RB check again later, TE should be okay.
  • Throwing out names to replace Fisch: Pep Hamilton?
  • Hoops is hard to judge.

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WTKA Roundtable 12/22/2016: Okay Coach K

WTKA Roundtable 12/22/2016: Okay Coach K

44 minutes

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Relative glory [Adam Glanzman]

 

Things discussed

  • Brian’s wife likes wrestling and American cheese.
  • Grayson Allen and the arrogance of Mike Krzyzewski. Craig Ross shares the Jamal Crawford/Carlos Boozer story (the difference was Michigan reported it)
  • Discussion on how schools handle discipline (pre-Perry news). Video makes the difference with Joe Mixon, shouldn’t.
  • Stoops has a good track record; some coaches don’t, so should coaches get watched on this?
  • Players leaving before bowl games: It bugs Brian, Ed is disappointed. The players have the leverage: how will they use it?

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WTKA Roundtable 12/15/2016: The Third Turkey

WTKA Roundtable 12/15/2016: The Third Turkey

48 minutes

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Our new shirt (still making subtle changes)

Things discussed:

  • Jive turkeys: who are they, what do they want, and why are they trying to influence our Harbaugh?
  • Who’s the third turkey, since Dantonio may not be eligible.
  • DPJ’s recruitment.
  • Hoops: UCLA was kind of fun until it wasn’t. The frontcourt of the future is going to be totally different than past Beilein teams but PG spot is hindering the pick & roll. Mo Wagner can solve a lot of Michigan’s problems, but don’t underrate what McGary was in his short time here with comparisons. This isn’t a scary Big Ten.
  • Forward down the field: Craig Ross was a Browns fan until they drafted Manziel.
  • Michigan hockey is bad. Protecting Red’s legacy.

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WTKA Roundtable 12/8/2016: Get Used to Playing With Mo

WTKA Roundtable 12/8/2016: Get Used to Playing With Mo

30 minutes—shorter due to Warde Manuel preceding

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Things discussed:

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  • Florida State did not miss Don Brown being in their conference, has a good DL and one of the best RBs Michigan has ever faced.
  • Michigan sends off an NFL DL, returns one
  • Baskethooops takes: is the offense bogging down, or do the threes just have to fall? Getting used to playing with Mo.
  • Brian goes full Craig Ross re: ticky-tack fouls on Michigan’s best bigs.
  • Who can create on the offense?
  • Michigan can win this Big Ten
  • Comparing Beilein Michigan to Dantonio MSU

WTKA Roundtable 12/1/2016: In Defense of Tony Boles

WTKA Roundtable 12/1/2016: In Defense of Tony Boles

48 minutes

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[Eric Upchurch]

Things discussed:

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  • Speight still hurt in this game
  • The officiating, with a lot of examples.
  • Harbaugh’s other reason for saying something.
  • “Why didn’t we have a 2-point play?” is a terrible take says not happy Brian.
  • The NFL will say what you need to know about M’s offensive line.
  • Speight’s improvisation was what this offense was living on.
  • Craig names the greatest running back of his 3,000 years on this earth
  • Leatherwood, Filiaga or Wilson: which does Sam think could start at LT next year?

WTKA Roundtable 11-23-2016: Let It Be Yours

WTKA Roundtable 11-23-2016: Let It Be Yours

just 20 minutes

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[Bryan Fuller]

Things Discussed:

  • Lloyd Carr’s life advice for Sam and Craig
  • Hi Craig since you’re the only one who reads these bullets you and I should talk about City of Thieves sometime.
  • Receivers creating huge holes. Bredeson had a decent game.
  • Poor #19.
  • Ohio State gave up big yards to pro-style offenses—a look inside those numbers.
  • Durkin vs Brown in the great test.
  • McCray and Peppers deployment.
  • Containing Barrett, who turns 3 yard losses into gains.
  • Which Stooge is Ed?

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There are no segments 2 and 3. This is a short podcast because it was on Wednesday and Carr was in-studio before.

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