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11/19/2018 - 12:21am Agreed. Kansas is already in…

Agreed. Kansas is already in a bad spot, obviously terrible results on the field and only one commit so far in 2019. You bring in Les and he's replacing Beaty, a Sumlin disciple, so the offense is going to have major changes to it. And it's not like Les showed himself to be some coaching mastermind by the end of his LSU tenure, his teams succeeded (when they did) because of the talent he had, not so much his coaching.

Remove the talent and coaching pedigree he had at LSU and you're left with an offensive minded coach who hasn't fielded a good offense in forever. He's not going to have the defensive talent or coaches to pick up for his offensive deficiencies anymore, and even if he recruits KU well he's not going to be bringing in top 25 classes or anywhere close to that. He's going to try and beat P5 teams at their game when he has less talent, fewer resources available, and probably worse coaching. KU and their fans are setting themselves up for big time disappointment here, would have been better off going with some young, innovative, edgy hire who can bring something different to KU over a retread based on name only.

11/19/2018 - 12:14am Well if it is OPI good thing…

Well if it is OPI good thing it's being shown in public this week so the coaches can tell the officials to be on the look out for it.

11/18/2018 - 9:51pm Wrong school

Wrong school

11/18/2018 - 9:36pm Good for him. He'll join…

Good for him. He'll join Brian Cole down there as well

11/18/2018 - 5:03pm Well this thread got…

Well this thread got properly derailed. Someone get the moms to clean it up and shut it down

11/18/2018 - 4:22pm Ah yes poor you. So tired…

Ah yes poor you. So tired you just had to create an account and spam this comment. What a poor soul you are.

11/18/2018 - 4:06pm https://mgoblog.com/users…

https://mgoblog.com/users/zhou123

He's a troll

11/18/2018 - 4:00pm For whatever reason the…

For whatever reason the caption isn't showing but it says:

"Thank you for the overwhelming love and attention I received yesterday.  To those who celebrated what they thought would be my demise, I'll be back"

 

11/18/2018 - 2:32pm Yup. Started the 14-2 run we…

Yup. Started the 14-2 run we ended the half on, made it a 4 point game from a 1 point game.

11/18/2018 - 2:30pm Also still #4 in S&P+, which…

Also still #4 in S&P+, which gives us a 61% chance of beating OSU.

11/18/2018 - 2:21pm Great response to end the…

Great response to end the half. Lead cut down to 1, back up to 13 at half. Poole and Matthews both with 2 fouls and haven't played much. Iggy and Teske carrying the load offensively with Simpson facilitating. Good to see Teske got involved and also hit some outside shots (hit his first career 3).

11/18/2018 - 8:43am This is what I mean by…

This is what I mean by people are freaking out. Ramsey averaged 5.6 YPA. That's a bad number. A worse number than he averaged against Iowa, MSU, PSU, OSU, Maryland, etc.

Sure, he missed open throws like you said. That happens, Haskins missed open receivers down field multiple times against Maryland.

He also hit some dead on throws like that fade to Timian. If you're going to say we got lucky on some of his misses, by the same regard he got lucky with some of the ones he hit.

Ramsey had some big scrambles. But that's not Haskins game. Haskins scrambled more today so maybe he will against us, but in the second half we started spying Ramsey and those were shut down on plays we did. If Haskins scrambles against us, that will happen quickly and shut those down.

And once again, this was us most likely playing a vanilla coverage scheme with a vanilla pressure package.

People are freaking out because of 5 YPP and 20 points. That's not a bad performance, it's just bad relative for the best defense in the country. People's views are warped because we gave up some first downs. 20 points and 5 YPP while now having a weel to fix for OSU and playing a vanilla game plan is fine. 

11/17/2018 - 10:38pm Everyone's freaking out…

Everyone's freaking out about the game, and I obviously wasn't happy about the performance during, but lets take a step back.

On offense we moved the ball at will. We struggled finishing drives but we did all this playing a relatively vanilla game plan without our starting RT who should be good to go next week. We got to see a competent kicking game as well. OSU's defense is putrid and we should obviously have a fully weaponized game plan ready for them next week. There's no reason to think we can't move the ball on them.

Defensively, we're freaking out over a 20 point game, with only 3 in the second half. We gave up 400 yards but only 5.1 yards per play. And this is what we consider a bad performance. Look at OSU today for an actual bad performance. Once again, we probably played a relatively vanilla game plan considering Indiana has a very similar game plan to OSU offensively, so you don't want to put on tape how you want to stop it a week before playing OSU. There were definitely some issues and things to work on, but now we know what those are and have a week to fix them. Trust in Don Brown, he's had a stellar game plan for every other big game this year.

The only real concern is injuries. Luckily Berkley seems to be okay all things considered. Bush, Long, Metellus and Hudson are all fine. Solomon much hasn't been said, he should be fine but if he's not we have 4 good DTs besides him against a shaky OSU line. JBB should be good to go and if he's not Stueber played well. And the news on Chase makes it seem like he could reasonably play this weekend. 

It's hate week. Indiana got our hate juices flowing a few hours early, but this team is the same as it was prior to the Indiana game. That's a better team than OSU and a team that should run them off the field if we play our best vs their best. Now lets get it.

11/17/2018 - 9:31pm Bush and Long came back in…

Bush and Long came back in. The only people to leave and not return were Chase, Solomon, JBB and Edwards. JBB seems minor according to Harbaugh, Solomon no real word, Chase and Edwards have been updated.

11/17/2018 - 4:11pm This is the right tweet

This is the right tweet

Tweet

11/17/2018 - 4:10pm This year's Ronnie Bell…

This year's Ronnie Bell. Under-recruited athlete from Kansas because he played basketball who's probably going to play WR at Michigan.

11/17/2018 - 1:19pm Guys I think Poole has woken…

Guys I think Poole has woken up

11/17/2018 - 1:09pm Imagine if Maryland had a…

Imagine if Maryland had a passing game or ran with their QB, which they're not today for whatever reason.

11/17/2018 - 1:08pm Lets hope we're not making…

Lets hope we're not making all our 3's today because Poole, Simpson and Matthews are all hitting them. Matthews shot at every level, 3, FT and midrange has been money today.

11/17/2018 - 12:17pm If Matthews and Poole can…

If Matthews and Poole can play 75% of this all season we are money

11/17/2018 - 11:50am Today

Today

11/17/2018 - 11:30am It's a win win. If OSU/MSU…

It's a win win. If OSU/MSU wins, it helps our resume. If they lose, LOL they lost.

11/17/2018 - 11:00am How do you know the source…

How do you know the source is legit?

11/17/2018 - 9:18am Maybe he leaves, maybe he…

Maybe he leaves, maybe he stays. But this report means nothing to me.

Miller said Thursday Haskins is staying according to school sources. One day later he has to flip that because other sources tell him he's very wrong.

Now he says unnamed sources tell him Patterson is leaving. We have no idea who these sources are and how legit they are, and based on the Haskins stuff Miller doesn't seem in the know. We do know Brian posted a few weeks ago Shea was going to stay and he trusted his source. I'll trust Brian over Miller.

11/16/2018 - 1:52pm Why is a good performance by…

Why is a good performance by IU's rush defense against OSU surprising? OSU's rushing game has sucked most of this year.

11/16/2018 - 1:28pm Source could be better? Yeah…

Source could be better? Yeah literally anything's better than an unnamed source.

He's saying sources think Patterson will go because this QB class is weak. Are these sources people who have talked to Patterson? Talked to his camp? Or just speculating on what they think he should do? My money's on the latter.

The draft class is weak. It was also weak a few weeks ago when Brian posted he got an e-mail from a trusted source saying Patterson will be back next year. I trust Brian over Matt Miller, who had to retract a story one day later because his "sources" told hom how wrong he was the previous day.

11/16/2018 - 1:10pm Once again, BR author who…

Once again, BR author who changes his story one day after publishing doesn't seem credible to me. I don't buy what he says about Haskins or Patterson entering the draft.

11/15/2018 - 6:18pm I'll believe it when I see…

I'll believe it when I see it. This is one guy, from BR, in November, with sources from the school. There's a lot of time for this to change.

Even if he does stay, I'd actually be okay with it. OSU will be losing at least 3 starting OL, 3 of their contributing WRs, and potentially Weber as well. We've seen the issues they have running the ball this year without a dual threat QB and losing all that I don't see how they get any better. This seems like a situation where he should leave since it's a weak QB class and he has a chance to go high, and if he does return his production next year won't match what he did this year and that'll drop his stock even further.

11/15/2018 - 2:29pm He didn't root for Michigan,…

He didn't root for Michigan, he rooted for the team his son was on. Now his son is an assistant for OSU so guess who he'll be rooting for.

Also an ass who roots for Michigan is still an ass.

11/15/2018 - 2:27pm That's fine. Other people…

That's fine. Other people are allowed to care about things you don't and discuss them without you.

11/15/2018 - 2:24pm Purdue and Louisville are…

Purdue and Louisville are historically very similar. Similar size stadium, similar overall win percentages, # of conference titles, and a few other things. Most of Purdue's success came pre 1970 however, whereas most of Louisville's success has come in the past 30 years. Purdue hasn't won more than 7 games in the past decade, Louisville has done so about 6 times, 4 times since the joined they ACC 5 years ago. Purdue has one coach since 1970 (Tiller) with a career record above .500. On the whole they're very similar programs tradition wise, but Louisville's success has been much more recent.

11/15/2018 - 2:11pm I don't know why Harrison…

I don't know why Harrison would care. There are 4 starting DL spots and Harrison will play anywhere he goes. All this means is he's surrounded by more elite players, which is part of the reason he probably wants to come to Michigan.

11/15/2018 - 2:10pm Keegan said he won't be…

Keegan said he won't be announcing until December 11th, his sister's birthday. If it is Keegan he's informed staff/recruits but won't go public for a month.

11/15/2018 - 1:52pm Typo'd his name in the title…

Typo'd his name in the title but seems appropriate because it's Dakic.

11/14/2018 - 10:13pm The biggest reason for…

The biggest reason for tempering expectations would be we don't know what Nova actually is. Obviously they're pre-season top 10 and we expect them to be good, but they just lost 4 1st round picks.

That being said this was impressive as shit. Shooting is still an issue but should get better as the offense gels. I thought we'd get blown out here and need a few months to gel like recent Beilein teams. 

I'm not going to change season expectations yet since it's just one game. I will say I now expect to have a really strong showing vs UNC and at home win the game. If that happens, then season long expectations go up. Goes from a 5/6 seed type team and upper 3rd of the B1G to top 4 seed and B1G title favorites.

11/14/2018 - 9:29pm I thought we had no shot…

I thought we had no shot tonight. I love how dumb I am.

11/14/2018 - 9:12pm LSU's a top 25 team. They're…

LSU's a top 25 team. They're probably making the tourney.

11/14/2018 - 9:05pm I was so wrong about our…

I was so wrong about our chances tonight. And I'm so happy I was so wrong.

11/14/2018 - 5:19pm Ohhh look! It's our first…

Ohhh look! It's our first early season angry basketball fan who hasn't learned from the past 2 years!

11/14/2018 - 3:59pm I posted more in depth…

I posted more in depth yesterday but I'm expecting a repeat of the National Title Game. Not a huge fan of our chances here

11/14/2018 - 2:23pm This QB class is the…

This QB class is the opposite of loaded. Loaded is last year with 5 first round QBs and 4 top 10 picks. This year has one guy (Herbert) who's universally a first rounder

11/14/2018 - 2:21pm Still on the front page

Still on the front page

11/14/2018 - 12:21pm He didn't. Shea wasn't in…

He didn't. Shea wasn't in his top 10 QBs

11/14/2018 - 12:08pm He has Bredeson as his #3…

He has Bredeson as his #3 guard but seems down on the guards as a whole group. Hopefully between that and him being the only person being this high on Bredeson means we can expect him back. If we can get him and even one of those corners back I'd be very happy.

11/13/2018 - 12:54pm I would be very surprised if…

I would be very surprised if we win this game. I'm expecting a game like the title game last year where we play close for a bit but eventually trail for the most of the game by double digits and lose by 10-15.

Our offense has been abysmal to start the year, we have the two worst offensive performances by a B1G team so far this year according to UMHoops' Dylan Burkhardt in his podcast yesterday. He also shared the incredible stat that we haven't had a made bucket by a ball handler in a pick and roll situation yet this year. That's insane.

I've always been on the camp UMHoops side vs camp MGoBlog when it came to our team this season. MGoBlog's staff has been saying they don't expect early season lulls and that Poole will breakout into a Stauskas type sophomore year. UMHoops has been saying the opposite, that we'll struggle early as always and Poole's best case is more Caris (RIP) than Stauskas. We're replacing 3 starters, our best 3 shooters for a coach known for shooting, have 5 freshman that we may rely on, and have 5 other guys (Poole, Brooks, Livers, Davis, Teske) we're expecting to go from bench/role players to major contributors. I don't see how people expected this team not to struggle and take time to jell.

Poole has looked good as a distributor and defensively so far, but has 1 made bucket and 5 points through 2 games. That's obviously not close to good enough. I'm not worried long term and I'm sure he'll find his rhythm, but he played 29% of available minutes as a freshman and now he's supposed to be our #1. Asking him to be sophomore Stauskas when Stauskas played 76% of minutes his freshman year was always a huge ask.

Our defense has been as advertised. Our offense will get better as the year goes on and we'll eventually settle into being an average type offensive team once this team has time to play together and figure things out. But the only way we win tomorrow, IMO, is if Iggy plays like 2nd half Holy Cross Iggy, Matthews shoots like he did against Holy Cross while being a better shot creator for himself/teammates, and Poole 180s and becomes Stauskas level Poole. And I really don't see all 3 of those things happening at the same time, let alone @ Nova in their first big home game in the new Pavillion. 

11/13/2018 - 12:41pm Good news. They both…

Good news. They both committed months ago!

11/13/2018 - 9:53am Article from the tweet

My…

Article from the tweet

My key take away: The father of the former OSU player is named LeBron

11/12/2018 - 3:20pm I thought this was going to…

I thought this was going to be something Zavier Simpson said

11/12/2018 - 12:47pm 1 loss OU isn't getting in…

1 loss OU isn't getting in over us. OU fans have started to admit as much.

11/11/2018 - 5:47pm Straw man argument: "giving…

Straw man argument: "giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent"

I said 12-1 is 12-1, meaning 12-1 is still impressive and more relevant, going 12-1 in the Big East/AAC is massively better than whatever Purdue has been doing in the Big Ten this past decade. I said nothing about that correlating to national title berths or playoff berths. The previous statement I responded too said nothing about winning the ACC vs AAC/Big East or how that relates to playoff berths, it just said that their record is over-inflated.

So yeah, by definition your response was a strawman argument.