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03/07/2018 - 4:41pm Well that's a first

This is certainly the first time anybody has ever referred to anything from my twitter feed as "useful".

01/25/2018 - 10:10pm FT Disparity

With 1:17 left Purdue had 11 FT attempts to UMs 7. The gap came due to intentional fouls (Purdue shot 12 FT in intentional fouls in the last 77 seconds). No chance this was on the refs. UM also benefited from a few dubious calls. Get the officiating was pretty even.

12/06/2017 - 5:38pm My Thoughts

I've been pretty bothered by some of the reaction on the boards to the early season. The above analysis is well-reasoned and certainly makes a case for what we've all seen with our own eyes, but I think it misses some nuance that is harder to quantify. I believe a large part of Simpson's large share of PT thus far has been due to a few factors that have nothing to do with merit:

1. Michigan has played a ton of games in a short period of time. This has robbed them of valuable practice sessions that are critical to the players that are less familiar with the system. Simmons clearly is still thinking and not reacting on instinct out there. When it clicks for him he'll get more minutes.

2. It's important to limit minutes to true freshmen early on. Again, we played a lot of games in quick succession. Sitting Brooks in large stretches is good for him. He gets valuable time to observe the offense up close and also hopefully stays fresh for late season when they'll rely on him more. If he hits a wall late season because of overplaying early that could be calamitous.

Yes, Beilein has played the worst of the three options the most early on. But I'd argue he's been right to do so. There aren't must-win games in November and December. JB doesn't (and shouldn't) coach them like they are must-wins. We've seen him successfully balance these personnel issues in the past (starting guys like Donnal and DR who know the system but are/were lesser players). It looks indefensible statistically, but JB has to play the long game here. I'm not saying it's definitely going to work out, but his decisions have certainly made sense to me thus far.

Anyways, that's my rambling two cents. Hopefully somebody thinks that was helpful/insightful haha

06/09/2017 - 2:48pm What I expected when I clicked on this link

10/28/2016 - 11:36am Competition

10 year old Jourdan Lewis AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY

03/27/2014 - 8:47am Hmmmmm

Virginia may want to see someone about that.

02/25/2014 - 5:45pm Best Dakich Dance

Was actually during/after the Stauskas triple at 8:38 in the 2nd (the one after which Stauskas' mom indicated that Nik was mad). It's some sort of river dance. So glorious.

09/12/2013 - 12:00pm Teach a man to fish

and he'll start a Quarterback for Michigan State

08/28/2013 - 12:14pm Any word

on whether Mattison thinks Zurlon Tipton is a very good running back?

08/15/2013 - 1:35pm FWIW

The new Scout 300 has Keisean Lucier-South listed as a 5-star and 18th overall while Jashon Cornell is listed as a 4-star and 47th overall. Lucier-South's tape is terrific too. I wouldn't consider him a consolation prize by any means.

06/11/2013 - 1:49pm Areas For Improvement

-Follicle Intensity

I generally like my O-Linemen to look like Viking Lumberjacks, but given everything else I think Kugler will be just fine.

06/08/2013 - 12:45pm Competition

Don't forget he will have very real competition from Speight for those 2 years. From what I've seen/read/heard/divined he is a competitive kid that loves Michigan. The hope is that competitive fire pushes him to the next level rather than causing problems with his psyche. Being a 2 year starter at a major program is nothing to be ashamed of though.

06/02/2013 - 4:34am It's truly agitating

But I sincerely hope that the staff at Ohio has the same foolish over-confidence. I get the feeling Urban thought this would be easier. I look forward to the day when their fanbase has the same revelation.

05/31/2013 - 1:13pm Commit Watch

Any word on whether Hamlet III's commit will speed up the timetable for 2015 hoops prospect Dwayne Bacon?