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09/02/2018 - 11:00pm I don't think that's…

I don't think that's accurate. I'm not a football guru by any means, but he has put together gameplans that were successful. The only issue is that he has not had the personnel to get it done (see o'korn-osu). It seems the problems that have taken the longest to fix are the ones where it takes the players the longest time to develop; qb and ol. I think Runyan and JBB will now be benched in order to get the younger, more high upside players developed. 

03/21/2018 - 5:11pm Recruiting

I understand where you're going with that.  Unfortunately, I don't think it works quite that way in college bball.  I don't know if it was an mlive podcast or article, but Brendan Quinn and Nick Baumgarder talked about Beilein not being able to bring in the "top" recruits.  Ultimately, they said it boiled down to due to the fact that Beilein isn't willing to pay for them, he realistically has a chance at one or two five-stars a year.  Do I think he should have done better coming off those two really good years, absolutely.  But I don't think we're going to see many of the best coming to Ann Arbor to be a one/two-and-done when the offensive system is so intricate.  I think the system of Calipari et al. sending out the five most athletic and saying "go play" appeals more to those players.

03/19/2018 - 6:38pm I saw that

and was going to respond but wasn't sure if you'd look back and see it.  Shoot me an email to [email protected] and we'll see we could work something out.

03/19/2018 - 5:14pm Los Angeles

I'm heading down to the game this weekend and will be staying the night.  Do any locals have recommendations for hotels that aren't too expensive and relatively close to the hotel to possibly walk?  Also, any good bars close to the arena for a post-game celebration?

03/18/2018 - 2:34pm Heading to LA

I just got restationed in California and am strongly considering heading down to the game on Thursday.  Does anyone living in the area have a spare bedroom or recommendations where to stay for a night?  I have never been to LA and have no idea where to start.

01/10/2018 - 2:48am I feel the same way

I think it's good that they want to make sure they get the calls right in order to make it as fair as possible, but it's gone too far.  A main point of this is them reviewing pretty much every made shot with under one minute to play.  They almost always go to the monitor and have to decide if the clock-keeper stopped it at the proper time.  This punishes the team that just got scored on because the other team now gets a free timeout and can set up their defense.  Not only that, the majority of the time the time is right, maybe off by one tenth of a second.  This is drawing out games and making it pointless for coaches to keep their timeouts because they are getting so many free ones at the end of the game.  As to replay, if you can't tell within 15 seconds of live action replays, then the call shouldn't be overturned.  There's no reason to have a frame-by-frame analysis in order to make a call.

That being said (and I was saying this as the ball got poked away), Matthews started that play way too early.  If he makes or misses, he is still leaving too much time on the clock for Purdue to create something.  Otherwise, an excellent game.  Unfortunately, the last ten seconds pretty much overshadowed it.

10/21/2017 - 2:52pm I concur

I think they have been in the ear of some of the top targets, just haven't been able to pull in an elite recruit at that position.  Isaiah Wilson choosing UGA over UM last cycle really hurt when he was so solidly for Michigan.  I think the situation would be drastically different had Newsome not gotten injured.  For a position that takes time/experience to really develop, having the lack of depth from the previous staff is really hurting us.  I think next year we'll see a much improved line with if Newsome comes back near the level he was and the current bunch develops.

10/17/2017 - 9:33am Another missed opportunity

O'Korn had another chance to do something positive but missed it. He could have given props to his O-line when asked about their play, but chose to talk about TEs, WRs and the RB.  Don't know how you can't give out a few good words to those that had a much better week and opened some good holes for the RBs this week.  Maybe I'm reading into it a little too much, but it would have been good to hear that.

09/20/2017 - 8:51pm I think it's both

I think the experience of the WRs allowed them to get open quickly and Speight knew what to expect with them.  Speight and the new WRs haven't shown that chemistry yet (outside of Perry) and that's what we're seeing now with this offense.  Last year the teams with good front sevens just tried to do whatever they could to overwhelm the line in order to take away all rushing opportunities but Speight was able to mitigate that some due to his familiarity with the WRs we had.

09/20/2017 - 1:08pm Stacking the Box

I think we'll see a lot more teams stacking the box with 8 or 9 players in hopes of completely stuffing the run or being able to get pressure on Speight.  This, coupled with the fact that most of our receivers aren't getting a whole lot of early separation and Speight's inaccuracy when pressured, has led to many stuffs at the line and horribly thrown balls to receivers.  With this in mind, defenses will pin their ears back and tell Speight to beat them (especially in the redzone).  I bet if we could start connecting on some decent quick-hitters in those situations, it would cause the defense to back off a little.  Hopefully we'll be able to see some of this execution and start softening up the defense to actually be able to see what this offense is capable of.

09/12/2017 - 12:10pm He was on Western's team for

He was on Western's team for a few years with his brother.

03/17/2017 - 5:05pm I DVR'd it

but made sure not to see or hear anything about bball until I got home.  Definitely worth it.  I also have to agree with some of the people that thought it was going to be a heartbreaking loss, especially after the Robinson misses.

One thought: I think a missed front-end of a one-and-one should count for an 0-2 in the stats.  I know the shooter technically only missed one, but that's two points given away.  In regards to Duncan Robinson, I really don't feel 2-5 captured how bad those misses really were.  Just my two cents...

01/11/2017 - 11:51pm He should be pretty soon.

The fact that he went to a National Championship and Final Four and this is where he is now is pitiful.  He has absolutely squandered any recruiting chances he had and we're left with these players that can't play defense and have a hard time generating offense.  I know it's tough to get five star recruits, but it seems he's looking at only a few four stars and the rest diamond in the rough players that don't pan out.

09/28/2016 - 2:56am 56 - 13 M

56 - 13 M