Everyone Murders

November 20th, 2017 at 5:55 PM ^

UDMercy calls it a "personnel matter".

That, plus the timing, points to some significant misstep on Coach Alexander's part.  I hope it's relatively benign - for all concerned.  Like the OP, I liked his work for our team.

His Dudeness

November 20th, 2017 at 7:00 PM ^

I know this won't go over well AND this is obvious gossip and just something I was discussing with a friend at work.

Also preface I never in a million years would think Beilein is "dirty."

HOWEVER my recruiting "red flags" go up on a program that gets a crazy good recruiting class seemingly out of nowhere.

My buddy mentioned that the Michigan class of 2012 was very much out of nowhere (ranked 8th) and we were an ADIDAS school at the time...

Just something to think about. If I weren't a Michigan maize goggle wearing fan it would look odd.


November 20th, 2017 at 7:07 PM ^

I agree, there is no way 2012 is suspicious.  Look at the offers each of the kids had.  With the exception of Mitch, UM was the best offer each had. how is that suspicious?  GRIII had an "offer" from kansas, but who knows how committable that offer was?

His Dudeness

November 20th, 2017 at 7:09 PM ^

Just as context

2008 - 283 ranked class
2009 - 34 ranked class
2010 - 82 ranked class
2011 - 42 ranked class
2012 - 8 ranked class
2013 - 14 ranked class
2014 - 30 ranked class
2015 - 107 ranked class

Again I'm saying as an outsider that looks very odd.


November 20th, 2017 at 8:19 PM ^

GRIII committed early as a three star before he blew up.  Purdue wasn't even after him then.  McGary was the only real high level contest.  Levert was snake oiled from OHIO.  Spike was an 11th hour signing to cover for a potential Burke jump to NBA; Apr 2012.  Beilein was also in on Stauskus very early before he blew up.  He was the first commit;  in March 2011.

You are wayyyyyyy off base here.


November 20th, 2017 at 7:26 PM ^

They committed before that.  But the program was clearly on the upswing.  2010-11 was the Darius Morris "GTFO My Court" year.  

Even so, LeVert/Stauskas/GRIII all saw their stock go up a bunch their senior years - at the time of their commitments they were sleepers.  McGary was the one blue-chipper we won a real battle for, and we had an in with him because of Zach Novak.



Mr Miggle

November 20th, 2017 at 7:28 PM ^

Look again at that 2012 class. GRIII was the highest ranked member. He was a 3* when he committed early whose only other offer was Valparaiso. Stauskas was a fairly lightly recruited player for a 4*. We were his best offer. Albrecht was a 0* whose only other offer was App. State. Levert was a low 3* who decommitted from Ohio U when their coach moved to Illinois. He would have followed him to Illinois but Groce didn't want him. That leaves Mitch McGary, the one high profile recruit in the class. 

If Bacari was able to outbid Duke, Kentucky and others for Mitch, why couldn't he do it again? Michigan was suddenly a more prominent program after their trip to the finals, but our recruiting never took off.




November 20th, 2017 at 8:13 PM ^

I will take any and all unsubstantiated rumors. I just hope it’s a basketball-type thing and not a sexual assault type thing, but we shall see.