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07/27/2018 - 2:54pm Betts! No!!!!!!

Betts! No!!!!!!

07/27/2018 - 2:54pm Mookie Bets says hi.

Mookie Bets says hi.

03/24/2018 - 5:52pm Izzo’s Head

Have you checked inside Izzo’s head?

1. It’s huge.

2. Michigan gets a special rate on rent in there - it’s free!

12/06/2017 - 11:54am They should give it to the

They should give it to the player whose score is either the largest difference between first and second best, or between their score and the average of the top 10 at that position.

11/24/2017 - 3:37pm Would rather the DBs you see

Would rather the DBs you see get torched go to OSU.

11/06/2017 - 7:32pm Spanellis nickname?

How about Steve ‘Spanellis’ Spanellis? - Jamarick ‘Woods’ Woods.

09/26/2017 - 1:18pm So did we have to have the

So did we have to have the Michigan handlers pay for this kid in Canadian money?

09/21/2017 - 10:22am Thanks!
Sucks that we don't

Thanks!

Sucks that we don't get him for more than this year.

09/21/2017 - 9:49am Does anyone know what class

Does anyone know what class Foug is in?  The official roster says he is a senior in '17, was a sophomore in '16 and graduated from HS in '16.  How many years does he have left to play, if any, after this season?

06/28/2017 - 9:52am '18 Class

So a class of:

DeJulius (#89)

Locke (#104) or Mosley (not in the 150)

Jerome Hunter (#30)

Brandon Johns (#44)

Ignas Brazdeikis (#36)

Would be pretty sweet and pretty reasonable (maybe outside of Locke).

04/11/2017 - 8:27am Ah, okay - thanks for

Ah, okay - thanks for explaining that.

04/10/2017 - 4:12pm Hondo

You know Hondo has nothing to do with this report, right?  It's an article by the Freep's George Sipple.  Unless I'm missing the joke somewhere.

03/31/2017 - 10:47am Minutes with Bamba

PG - X 30/MAAR 6/Eli 4

SG - MAAR 30/Matthews 8/Poole 2

SF - Matthews 20/Duncan 20

PF - Wagner 25/Bamba 15

C - Wilson 30/Bamba 10

Foul trouble gets Teske/Davis in.  The freshmen guards don't play much if X progresses and MAAR can handle the point for a few minutes a game.

This gives:

X - 30 mpg

MAAR - 36 mpg

Matthews - 28 mpg

Duncan - 20 mpg

Wagner - 25 mpg

Wilson - 30 mpg

Bamba - 25 mpg

And is a pretty tidy 7 man rotation.

03/15/2017 - 8:04am Total, according to

Total, according to basketball-refernce, he made more than $52 million in the NBA.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/milicda01.html

03/14/2017 - 11:28am 17th among tourney teams if

17th among tourney teams if you filter from Feb. 6 to end of season (last 12 games).

03/14/2017 - 11:26am Just using the dates Brian

Just using the dates Brian supplied from the post yesterday:

http://barttorvik.com/trankslice.php?sort=AdjDE&begin=20170112&end=2017…

Our Defense moves up to 41st overall.  About 10 teams in front of M didn't make the tourney, so that'd be about the 31st best defense in the tourney, counting games from Jan. 12.

03/14/2017 - 9:15am 26 Tourney teams have a worse

26 Tourney teams have a worse defense than Michigan (according to KenPom).

Of those, 8 are 11 seed or better.  So most of the worse defenses come from Auto-Qualify small conference teams.

 

03/08/2017 - 4:00pm Why ruin Danotnio's birthday

Why ruin Danotnio's birthday with this news?  Yes, his birthday is March 9.  3-9.

02/10/2017 - 10:16am Adidas?

Any chance Swaggy G can get him some new Jumpman gear?

12/29/2016 - 2:00pm Curtis Samuel scored the

Curtis Samuel scored the winning TD.

12/14/2016 - 11:41am No Limit

No limit to the number of early enrollees.  The limit only applies to how many can be back-dated to the previous class.  Early enrollees who aren't backdated just count towards the overall scholarship count and current class size.

12/14/2016 - 7:59am Franklin

I would guess Meyer and Franklin are Jive Turkeys #1 and #2.  The race for the 3rd Jive Turkey would then be between Dantonio (staying in conference), Brian Kelly, Dabo, Freeze and Saban.  Saban seems the least likely one to me, as he doesn't really need to negativly recruit.  He can sell Alabama on it's own.  The other guys all have been in multiple head to head battles with Harbaugh for recruits.

10/10/2016 - 2:15pm My bad - thanks!

My bad - thanks!

10/10/2016 - 2:14pm My bad - thanks!

My bad - thanks!

10/10/2016 - 1:12pm A&M's spread is 7/NR.  So at

A&M's spread is 7/NR.  So at least one person didn't rank A&M in the Top 25.

Tennessee's spread is 9/15.  So the person who didn't rank A&M ranked UT at least 10 spots in front of them.

07/11/2016 - 2:30pm If Herbert adds 20-300 pounds

If Herbert adds 20-300 pounds of muscle... man.  A 550lb pulling guard?  Put him at NT?  Even if he only adds 150 pounds of muscle... that'll be one strong DUDE.  

04/28/2016 - 11:20am Ha!  First, I'd want to know

Ha!  First, I'd want to know Dave Brandon's thoughts on the nickname.  If he likes it - I'm willing to walk away from it!

04/28/2016 - 11:16am Crap - should have

Crap - should have trademarked it first!

04/28/2016 - 10:58am Nickname?

The Pizza Oven or just The Oven?

04/19/2016 - 2:13pm What do you mean by

What do you mean by stretching to the max?  Isn't the rule for being granted a 6th year that you must first have graduated?  And that if Knox/Davis/other guy graduate in May, they will have done so within the 5 years?  And that you can't even apply for a 6th year until you've graduated, which is why the players/school has not yet petitioned for the extra year?

04/19/2016 - 1:46pm I'd love to see MSU fall on

I'd love to see MSU fall on their face for this too - but could the players have been named "Scout Team Member of the Week" for their film study/study habits?  Something not necessarily physical?  

04/14/2016 - 1:33pm On Davis/MSU

Doesn't it stand to reason that MSU feels very cofidently in getting Davis a 6th year - because if they don't, they would have cost him a shot at going in this year's NFL Draft.  If the decision on Ott was late (whoever is to blame for that) - the decision on Davis will come much later (I believe he has to first officially graduate in the spring).  So MSU either knows he'll be back provided he graduates, or Davis is running a huge risk of costing himself a year of pro ball.

04/12/2016 - 11:06am I got the important ones

I got the important ones :)

So 11 states = he only needs the smartest person in half of those states every year to have 20 on his roster.

04/12/2016 - 10:09am 20 Kids from SEC states

So if Stanford has 20 kids on the roster from SEC states and there are what - 8 SEC states (TX, TN, SC, FL, LA, MS, AL, GA) that means he's getting the smartest kid from 5 of those states every year.  

02/05/2016 - 11:06am And Hall.  No one remembers

And Hall.  No one remembers Ja'Raymond Hall.

Wilson, Slaton, Hall, Johnson and Ruiz.  Nice 5 man class right there.

02/05/2016 - 11:05am And Ja'Raymond Hall.

And Ja'Raymond Hall.

01/14/2016 - 9:02am They would only count if they

They would only count if they are still here a year from now.  A year of paying their own way, not getting much PT (or any at all) and seeing another recruiting class coming in behind you... might mean you start to look to transfer for more PT yourself.

Lots of things can happen between now and then.  

01/14/2016 - 8:44am Greyshirt two.  25 plus 3

Greyshirt two.  25 plus 3 backdated plus 2 greyshirts is 30.

07/08/2015 - 1:59pm Interesting.

That makes 3 Michigan schools sponsord by Jordan (Mich, Oak, Hillsdale) - but not MSU! Ha!

Seriously though - the wiki link (again, veracity unverified) says Oakland, Wright St and Fresno St are sponsored.  So I would assume they are on a different level from Hillsdale.  But not on the same level as UNC, Cal, Marquette, G'Town, Mich. 

I guess I'm wondering how the levels work and why Jordan Brand gets out of OU, WSU, FSU?  Because attaching those three names seems to slightly devalue the Jordan association.

07/08/2015 - 1:30pm Jumpman Sponsor

Accoriding to the internet (never wrong!), the Jordan Brand also sponsors Oakland U, Fresno State and Wright State.  Which seems very odd to me.  They don't exactly fall in line with UNC, G'Town, D-Wade U and Cal.

Any idea how those schools got associated with the Jumpman?  Are they buying their own stuff?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Jordan

04/16/2015 - 12:01pm Detroit Southwestern in 1990

Detroit Southwestern in 1990 had 3 NBA players on it - Rose, Voshon Lenard and Howard Eisley.

The Indiana high school that had Conley and Oden was pretty good.

02/25/2015 - 12:38pm Agree

Partially responsible for sure.  They had no trouble accepting the good will of the homeless walk-on profiles.  The least they could have done was hold a scholarship for him when one opened up.

01/27/2015 - 9:28am More moves?

This offer has to mean a transfer is coming, right?  Add this kid and then you are done with the '15 class and only have 1 spot remaining in the '16 class.  And the '16 class (which already has Teske) needs to find the replacements for Walton and Irvin.  

Next Year's Lineup:

Walton/Spike/MAAR

Levert

Irvin/Dawkins/Hatch

Robinson/Chatman/Donnal/Wilson

Doyle/Potentially Cook

The following season:

Walton (senior)/MAAR

Dawkins/ONE OPEN SPOT for a 2/3

Irvin (senior)/Hatch

Robinson/Chatman/Donnal/Wilson

Doyle/Cook/Teske

We'd go from a guard heavy team to a having hardly any guards/wings in a hurry.

01/22/2015 - 2:09pm From:http://www.addictedtoqu

From:

http://www.addictedtoquack.com/2013/7/26/4557792/oregon-ducks-football-…

Furthermore, naturally existing stratification between the walk-ons and the scholarship players are reinforced by the NCAA itself. The post-practice meal is a buffet inside the Pittman Room at the Casanova Center. Between practice and study hall, players get treatment and help themselves to dinner, a rare time to unwind and bond as a team. However, players who are not on scholarship are not allowed to have their food paid for by the school, as it is deemed an extra benefit per NCAA regulations. If they wish to eat the post-practice meal, they must pay for it themselves. Otherwise, they must leave and eat dinner at home. Federico was fortunate enough that his parents would pay for his meals. Brown and DePalo would not be eating with the team.

So - they have the option of training table, but it's not free.  I beleive there are other "perks" similar to this that walk-ons don't get to take full advantage of.

01/22/2015 - 1:39pm Also - walk-ons, I believe,

Also - walk-ons, I believe, don't get all of the same perks that scholarship players get.  Things like training table, etc.  TWJ, or anyone else for that matter, is not going to pass on those perks just to help Michigan gain an extra 'ship.

01/05/2015 - 12:21pm Buy Out

Could further try and minimize cost of firing Ferentz by offering a buy out.  $2.66 million a year for 5 years?  How about $5 million now, to quit and $5 million two years from now.  Or something similar.

Now - Ferentz doesn't have to agree to that - but maybe he would.

10/30/2014 - 2:07pm For using a scale of 1-5,

For using a scale of 1-5, they sure seem to use a lot of 0's and 0.5's.

10/22/2014 - 7:57am Chart

Am I reading your wins chart correctly?  An 80% chance of beating App State, but 75% for Utah and 90% for Minnesota?  Those numbers don't seem right at all, even without the benefit of hindsight.

10/14/2014 - 11:32am I agree with all of this.

I agree with all of this.  The other risk you run with calling a time-out is a defensive penalty.  Move them up 10-15 yards and then give them another crack at a free play.  Calling it right away or not at all were the choices to choose between.  

10/13/2014 - 1:36pm it was.

Indeed it was.  But it's not simply Delonte Hollowell.  It's ALL-CAPS DELONTE HOLLOWELL!  Fot the number of times Brian has retweeted or referenced the ALL-CAPS!!, I would have thought he would have known it wasn't Lewis.