WTKA Roundtable 1/25/2018: Grimy

Submitted by Seth on January 26th, 2018 at 7:22 AM


Things discussed:

  • Nassar and the failure of MSU to do anything about it: By number of victims the biggest abuse spree in U.S. history—MSU didn’t feel the heat until the judge allowed five-and-a-half days of victim statements. From the beginning several years ago to Simon’s resignation letter there’s been no accountability, absolute bare minimum reticent response.
  • Nebraska & a grimy Rutgers who got one assist. Vs Nebraska we saw a lot of switches to take away Michigan’s pick & roll—that happened against Purdue too but Michigan could rise up over Haas like they couldn’t over Roby.
  • Craig: Rutgers is good at D, Nebraska isn’t that great.
  • Purdue: Expecting an insane shooting performance that the Boilermakers win because they have an ent surrounded by 50-percent shooting Legolases.
  • No, the Izzo comment wasn’t anywhere near as bad as Joel Ferguson.
  • Hockey: Won four in a row, biggest series of the year is this weekend.
  • Coaches in and out: is Ed Warriner on the staff or on Vrabel’s staff? If he sticks, could have a major impact. OSU fans: he’s not a recruiter, not an OC, but hell of a line coach.
  • Craig spilled the beans about a book. What book? A book?

You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Audioboom.

Segment two is here. Segment three is here.


They had one assist, and that was not a surprise.



January 26th, 2018 at 8:00 AM ^

"Expecting an insane shooting performance that the Boilermakers win because they have an ent surrounded by 50-percent shooting Legolases" was pretty on point


January 26th, 2018 at 8:57 AM ^

But how tone deaf is MSU and the administration? The entire situation and their response has been almost 180 degrees off from the correct one. 

They still don't. get. it.

Her resignation statement mentioned herself in the first sentence. No one is taking any accountability at all. I'm on the fence on whether the Athletic Department should be detonated, but they need to buckle up and get ready to start sending a lot of people packing.

It's surreal to read Nassar's letter to the judge and Simon's resignation letter. He's a psychopath, so I'm not shocked, but man, someone at MSU needs to take the lead and start saying and doing the right things.



Switching gears, I love what Beilein has done here at U of M. He has a program that is vastly overshadowed by the football team, faces uphill recruiting battles, and has come to routinely build teams that punch above their weight class. He also builds genuinely likeable teams, and from all I can see, does it the right way.

This is a fun team to watch, and I think they have a high ceiling in the tourney. I hope they get hot again in the B1G tourney.


January 26th, 2018 at 8:21 PM ^

MSU athletics stayed in the last century on the issue of sexual harassment and crime by having the athletic deparment apparently handle these matters when athletes were involved.   Not every incident will prove to be unreasonable let alone criminal on the part of the department-administration, but too many will.   What were they thinking?  Not much apparently and young people surffered.