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06/04/2018 - 8:42am This is the worst take in this thread

Saying we needed a good running game and our season would be better. There are too many ways this is dumb for me to get into it

05/23/2018 - 9:21pm he didn't get every draft pick right(No one ever has)

But the point off the Process is to put as many bullets in the chamber as possible to maximizing your chances. And he absolutely won every single trade he made convincingly(especially in hindsight). All it takes is one look at the assets he started with and the assets the Sixers had when he left to understand that he conducted probably the best 3-year rebuild of all time. I can find that chart for you if you would like to get really sad about the last 8 years of Pistons basketball. 

05/23/2018 - 9:21pm Philly

won the lottery only once. Which also happened to be the only year they finished with the worst record in the NBA during Hinkie's tenure. Although the media will tell you that the Sixers went 0-82 for 7 years in a row only to draft Okafor and a bunch of injured rookies. Good thing we now have Brian Colangelo who brought us JJ Redick for $23 mil and Amir Johnson for $11mil. He is the true savior. 

05/23/2018 - 9:14pm Sixers fan here

That would be the smartest thing any team that needs a rebuild could possibly do. Ace has been saying it on Twitter ever since he got forced out in Philly. Dude is absolutely the most thoughtful and intellectual person I have ever heard and hopefully has learned his lesson about media silence from his days in Philly. 

Just please let him see the whole thing out because he isn't just a tanker. He was Morey's 2nd hand man in Houston for like 5 years and knows what it takes to remain a contender. You gotta Trust The Process all the way through.... I hate the Sixers owners/NBA for forcing him out before he could watch his Process bear fruit. 

/rant over

Boy did that feel good

05/23/2018 - 9:07pm StephenRJ

I agree with you that playing experience doesn't guarantee being good or bad, but you did cherrypick the good ones. Isiah Thomas in NY was absolutely awful, same with Stojakovic so far in Sac. I think being a coach with playing experience has a much better track record, especially recently with Kerr, Lue, Phil Jackson, and Doc Rivers. But we all saw the tirefire that Jackson left behind in NY as a President/GM. I think usually the best GM's are analytics/stats nerds from the likes of Ivy League schools, Stanford, UM and the such. The league is trending in such a direction towards that, that even the intelligent former player coaches are not equipped to handle it usually. Doc Rivers as a coach:mostly good. Doc Rivers as a President/GM: mostly awful. 

In the end, like we both said, it can go either way, but I think the track record of players being Presidents/GMs is more bad than good. We like to revere the players for their smarts and leadership on the court, but that does not mean that they will be good leaders of analytics teams and scouting teams that are the backbone of NBA franchises nowadays. It's completely different to be a leader of a bunch of nerds(in a good way), than a bunch of NBA players who look up to your skill on the court. 

04/22/2018 - 9:38pm I really hope you get banned for this

What an awful way to start a comment. Obviously the kid is dealing with something and some action should be taken. But calling him a piece of shit without any idea of what he is going through is absolutely despicable. He went home for a family emergency and then got kicked off the team in short order. I am sure there are other factors but obviously he is having a hard time. I'm definitely not condoning what he said, but judging someone in their worst moment and saying "fuck this kid" about someone you only know from tweets you heard about is pretty ridiculous. 

We should wish the best for the kid and hope he gets help. He obviously needs it. But to call him a piece of shit makes me think significantly less of you than a kid who uses social media to make non-descript threats. 

You make me sick and I hope you don't come back to this blog. 

Responding to huntmich btw...

03/31/2018 - 3:48pm nbastreams/r/ 



03/31/2018 - 3:46pm nbastreams/r/



03/26/2018 - 8:57pm reddit

I know you asked for non streaming sites, but that is your best hope

simple as that

03/24/2018 - 8:48pm the link to the office

the link to the office

03/24/2018 - 8:42pm GO

GO BLuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


03/24/2018 - 8:40pm we are playing an 11 seed

to get into the championship.... WHEN we win.... Go BLUE

03/21/2018 - 7:03pm There are multiple reasons its getting downvoted

1) It's an uninformed take due to the fact that his brother got hired on staff, which as the previous replier(?) mentioned and that might have been enough. 

2) Assuming that he has questionable character for being paid(Which we aren't sure of anyway) for a service he is providing to the University is ridiculous. If he did take money, I don't think we can say whether that is indicative of a negative character trait or whether its indicative of someone understanding their value and skirting insane rules to get compensation for it. The latter makes me like him more personally. 

3) They didn't "magically get a 5 star QB". They had high recruiting classes and solid seasons the few years before which might have led Patterson to believe they were a good destination to win games and improve his draft stock. 

Just to be clear, I have no idea whether he was paid, but saying that he obviously was is an uninformed take. He probably was is better, but even then, calling out his character because of that is just stupid. And when you factor in that his brother got hired, I think a likely scenario is that the two factors that played into his commitment to Ole Miss was the fact that he was helping out his brother(probably a sign of high character) and the likelihood to win games. 

On top of it all, he chose to go to UM for his transfer, and almost assuredly didn't get paid to do so. I'm sure if he were looking for money, he could've found it somewhere, but instead chose to go to possibly the best coach in college for improving your draft stock. I think he cares about getting better and being drafted. Which signals to me that he thought Ole Miss gave him that opportunity, which wasn't all that wrong. Hugh Freeze is a solid-to-great offensive coach who turned Chad Kelly into a drafted quarterback. 

03/18/2018 - 11:03am HAHAHAHA
WE WON.....


WE WON.....

03/10/2018 - 1:40pm Ayton and Doncic

are the top 2 in the scouting community. Bagley at best is going #3 and most likely in the 4-7 range. If Bagley works on his 3 pt shot and gets a more consistent form than he will be a good player. Doncic and Ayton both have the same potential and have shown much more consistantly that they have clear paths to being a superstar. I love Bagley btw, but definitely not the clear #1. 

03/09/2018 - 8:11pm Just thought I'd leave this here...

Barry might not've been the fastest RB ever but his quickness, vision and understanding of leverage and angles will probably never be matched in the NFL.... My gawd these highlights

I wish I could embed

03/03/2018 - 9:01am ....


02/28/2018 - 2:57pm Don't sell yourself short

I think I speak on behalf of all the commenters here that you are the most knowledgeable and helpful commenter in regards to basketball recruits. Also the fact that you trained Livers(I think? May have the wrong player) is awesome. He came in as maybe the most polished 2-way player we've had. Shot form looks really good, defensive positioning and instincts are already there, and overall demeanor is really promising. Perfect player to slot into this team with the incoming class and the vets already here. 

02/28/2018 - 2:57pm Don't sell yourself short

I think I speak on behalf of all the commenters here that you are the most knowledgeable and helpful commenter in regards to basketball recruits. Also the fact that you trained Livers(I think? May have the wrong player) is awesome. He came in as maybe the most polished 2-way player we've had. Shot form looks really good, defensive positioning and instincts are already there, and overall demeanor is really promising. Perfect player to slot into this team with the incoming class and the vets already here. 

02/28/2018 - 2:25pm Matt D

You are the best. I love your comments and posts about UM commits/targets and appreciate some of the inside info. Please never leave us because I've already dubbed you "Matt "Big" D"

02/15/2018 - 7:55pm Thanks

This is a solid diary post. Many of the stats given(other than adjusted line yards) can only partially be chalked up to OL performance, and therefore OL coaching, but as there aren't many stats out there to really guage an OL coach's ability, this is as good as it gets. I will say that I am, and have been completely fine with keeping Drevno around as his track record has been pretty solid as an OL coach. Pep on the other hand... IDK man. The only success I see in his track record is coaching Andrew Luck at two different spots, i.e. not on him. 

I trust Harbaugh and think that he knows much more than I do about the problems with UM's offense this past year. When a coach that has the track record of Harbaugh is the coach of my favorite team, I will trust them until they prove that I shouldn't. I think we as fans need to realize that although something(many things) obviously went wrong last year with the offense, we should trust in the man who has probably the best qualifications of any coach in the world to bring UM to where we want to be. 

02/07/2018 - 8:43pm Already

On Leffe number 3. Got a date coming up soon that I gotta get a lil warmed up for. 

01/31/2018 - 6:52pm That only works in the

That only works in the NBA. 

And boy does it work well!

/76ers fan'd

01/31/2018 - 6:49pm I think

That your idea that he was only brought in for his name is proven wrong based on his history and political ties. The man has attempted to cover up sexual crimes before, has a large amount of connections to higher ups in the Michigan community, and doesn't seem to have a problem sacrificing morals for the benefit of himself and those around him. 

Considering what has gone on at MSU and their history of hiring people who don't have moral integrity and have continually chosen to protect MSU rather than the women who have been assaulted and mistreated, this seems to continue a disturbing trend. The board of Trustees and the university itself has not tried to own up to its mistakes, nor seem to understand the severity of the issue. They continually try to find someone to bail themselves out of a situation they created and nourished on their own. 

I pointed out 2 days ago that we shouldn't have some dude's twitter post about MSU's situation on Mgoblog, as it provides no insight. But this actually does! I could go on but I think my point is clear already. 

01/29/2018 - 7:56pm I agree with you

Honestly, this is awful and the University, as well as Izzo and Dark Mantonio should be held accountable so that this doesn't happen again. But the idea that creating board posts on Mgoblog is going to keep the spotlight on this is ridiculous. The spotlight is already on them and almost none of that is due to board posts on Mgoblog. We don't NEED to post every little new thing that comes out. If there are new facts, then sure. But some dude on Twitter's opinion? I totally believe that he is correct in his statements and they provide some good moral ground to stand on but this isn't anything new. If you haven't come up with the idea that Universities should be able to punish people without the necessary evidence needed in court, then I don't know what to tell you. 

We all agree that Izzo and Mork should be punished, I just want to make that clear. But what Ijohnb said isn't discounting what has been done. He made that very clear. But piling on when providing no new information over and over again on Mgoblog seems like it provides no value. 

01/28/2018 - 7:09pm He is probably going to be

He is probably going to be suspended by Izzo for the first half of next game....

01/25/2018 - 8:05pm Using Acronyms

instead of players names/nicknames is just an awful habit. I have a few arguments with your comment, but that is the one that somehow bothers me the most. Sp8 takes the same amount of time and is much clearer to the rest of us than WS. 

01/16/2018 - 9:51pm I fell in love Season 2

and then it slowed down a little too much for me. I couldn't finish season 4 which saddened me deeply. The usernames are so much better here after watching the Wire though. 

01/11/2018 - 10:09pm +1 to you

I respect the honesty and just understand you were booted for a reason and try to be cool this time


01/11/2018 - 9:01pm Or

You are a high schooler who recently learned about the blog and have invested in understanding the intricacies of this blog and have been skipping your homework. 

01/11/2018 - 9:00pm You my good sir

Obviously had an account before 11/27/2017. Not that I am saying it is bad to recreate an account after being banned as long as you are a positive influence on this community and not just a fan who gets emotional and easily frustrated by recent events. But at least don't try to be Honest Abe and act like this isn't your 2nd(or 3rd, or 4th...) account. 

01/11/2018 - 8:56pm "Seniors"

Aren't what really matter. 

Talent is what matters, and this team is returning a lot of it. I'm not saying this team will be as good as 2016, because that was a team that definitely could(should) have been in the CFP. 

But next year's team has a chance to be as good if the QB play is at the same level. Pretty much every position group will be as/more talented than the 2016 team, excluding maybe the OLine. WR's will be much more talented, same with RB's, same with blocky/catchy guys(as a group.... Butt was better than any individual in that group) and the defense will once again be a top 5 unit next year unless injuries hit hard. 

01/09/2018 - 6:03pm Wow

Clever saying right there. Where'd you get that one?



01/09/2018 - 6:02pm Last year

was supposed to be the best running back class in 10 years too. They say that every 2-3 years....

01/09/2018 - 5:47pm I really appreciate you Ace

Even in this thread. Just wanted to say that I always forget about your condition between the times you write about it because you seem so happy and awesome on the podcasts and your writing style is in my top 3 for sports writers across all forums. But your enthusiasm and positivity is one of the most iinspiring things when it gets brought to my attention. Keep powering on man and know that you have an incredible amount of people who care about you even though many of us have never met you. 

01/07/2018 - 11:02am This is true

Recruiting is like a very large amount of case studies. We get an expected distribution of performance vs starz ratings, however some programs/coaching staffs are much better at getting more out of their starz rating and some do much worse. On top of that, we get a large amount of information from each recruit before, during, and even after(If they make it to the pros) they attend a school for football. Is Ronnie Bell the same type of low 3-star recruit that Nolan Ulizio was? Definitely not, and there is obvious reasons why that is. Is an O-line offer from Wisconsin mean more than an offer from most SEC schools? Obviously yes. We get so much information about these players that it seems that we can garner a lot of information about them after they are ranked where you can draw pretty safe conclusions about whether they were over or under-ranked and come up with reasons for that.

Obviously in general, it is better to get higher ranked recruits. But if you have restrictions in location or academic standards(Wisconsin and Stanford), then it might behoove your program to go after a certain type of player who has the mindset and physical tools to be good in your system. But maybe those players aren't as developed the 5 and high 4 stars and thus don't have the high rankings. But in that mindset you have to do a lot more projection and trust your coaches to develop the talent properly which obviously can't be done everywhere and leads to more randomness in impact players you receive in each recruiting class. 

01/06/2018 - 11:06pm Missed you Yost

Glad to see you back and here's hoping you get your points back. 

01/02/2018 - 1:01am OK

But where might he be drafted next year? He isn't a physical marvel and already has a year and a half of carries under his belt. The shelf-life of running backs in the NFL is short, so he should definitely be considering leaving. I don't know what he values so I am not going to be a snob and say one decision or the other would be correct FOR HIM. But if I were him, I would definitely leave if I was going to be drafted in rounds 4 or 5. Every year he stays in college he is losing millions of potential dollars. 

I think it is ridiculous to say that a player shouldn't leave college when he could be making millions of dollars by leaving. He can always go back to college and get his degree when he also has millions of dollars in his bank account. 

But as a running back who has a very slight chance of increasing his draft stock(and also a slight chance of getting an injury that depreciates his draft stock), it would definitely be in his best interest to at least consider going pro. It seems very disingenuous and selfish for a UM fan to say that a player shouldn't leave early to maximize their earning potential when they can provide us fans with a better chance at a better season. His decision should be made in his best interest, not for the University which has already made money off of him with a small compensation, nor the best interest of us fans. 

Sorry that take disgusts me and I think you should have a more informed take before commenting here on Mgoblog. 

12/19/2017 - 7:22pm Your arms

Are too small for you to use that pic as your avatar... Bro

12/16/2017 - 11:56am thank you for at least doing

thank you for at least doing the research. I was just gonna downvote everything in this thread until that happened

12/13/2017 - 9:34pm The point

Is not to avoid backlash though. There already is a bunch of backlash. The point is to do what is right and fair to these kids and players, whom many of the time come from situations where this is their only or best opportunity to get a college education/degree. And it also happens to be their only or best opportunity to make money in the short term. We should allow them to receive compensation that they actually value, not force them to accept that a college education is fair compensation. 

12/13/2017 - 9:29pm The real point

Is that the players should obviously be able to make money off of their likeness. It is that simple. Don't pay players any actual cash, but allow them to sell autographs, have sponsorships, etc... The water polo players and swimming athletes don't get paid money unless they are good enough that they actually bring money into the program. Football players like Deshaun Watson should be allowed to sell his likeness and make actual money when the athletic program is making millions off his bringing people to the crowds, selling jerseys, and more importantly the publicity and the TV Rights Deals. Or they could get a % of the money made from their jerseys being sold, or the revenue from selling tickets on behalf of their being there and there being no revenue without them.

Supporting a system in which the work force's only compensation(college education) is something that might not even matter to them or appeal to them is ridiculous when they are almost forced into that field. Saying that they get $40-50k per year in education is only worth that much if THEY value it at that. And honestly, many of the kids who are going to college for athletics(at least the 5 stars in football and basketball) don't value it at that much. They could easily be getting paid much more than that in the NFL or NBA if they weren't forced to go to college already. The main point is that if you are going to limit someone's ability to pursue the career they want, there should be a way to compensate that THEY DEEM VALUABLE. NOT WHAT YOU OR THE NCAA DEEMS VALUABLE. And it should be a fair amount of compensation, but that should be obvious. 

12/12/2017 - 11:34pm And against a "quadrile(quadrant) 1 team"

Bang me please...


Its been awhile

12/12/2017 - 11:30pm #onlyifyoutakeitthatway


12/08/2017 - 4:59am Rudock

Had over 160 yards rushiig including sacks. I remember multiple 1st downs gained by Rudock. Also.... He brought a team led by Kaepernick to the Superbowl. 


I think he can build around a QB who can run

12/05/2017 - 11:50pm No no no

You misunderstand. There saying, not they're saying. There is a place on the inside, but not an insider, as you say. 

/grammar police'd

12/03/2017 - 10:31pm As a local san diegan

I am pissed they are not playing here.

12/03/2017 - 10:30pm Sounds a lot like

The "hold harbaugh accountable" part of our fanbasr

12/03/2017 - 5:39pm never fly on spirit

they charge ridiculous fees on everything. You are literally the first person I have ever seen say to take a spirit airlines flight

12/03/2017 - 2:30pm diily dilly

diily dilly