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11/02/2018 - 11:37am Yes--Rivals and ESPN didn't…

Yes--Rivals and ESPN didn't give him numerical rankings, though, which would have figured into the 247 composite (and for ESPN's BPI, no numerical ranking for a recruit by ESPN would presumably mean he's not counted). 

11/02/2018 - 9:02am We had a pretty highly…

We had a pretty highly ranked recruiting class--but the best player in the class (Iggy) was not ranked because of Canada (despite Rivals, etc saying that he'd be a five-star if they actually ranked him). So (in addition to the reasons you gave) we're actively underrated by any numerical ranking system because of a blind spot. 

09/18/2018 - 11:43am I went, and it was awesome…

I went, and it was awesome. I had no idea it would blow up on youtube so much at the time, so I'm really grateful I got to go. A pal of mine was in it and has now been on Broadway a few times--kind of amazing how many careers it kicked off. 

09/07/2018 - 4:50pm He gets what's basically a…

He gets what's basically a run grade and then a "protection" grade. So both. 

06/21/2018 - 11:50am Positive news like "oh there…

Positive news like "oh there are a bunch of four stars visiting this weekend"? 

I wish downvotes actually affected point totals in 3.0, just so you drop below the amount required to be able to create new topics. 

06/14/2018 - 8:54am I actually like the comment…

I actually like the comment sorting the way it is, but I have no objection (obviously) to having more options.

Totally agree on being able to click yourself. 

06/14/2018 - 8:53am I'd like to see everything…

I'd like to see everything get smaller. It feels like the extraneous data (on board posts in particular) is taking up a ton of space, to the detriment of being able to read threads without scrolling down a bunch. (Text smaller would be great too, although maybe I can do that myself? Computers, man). 

06/11/2018 - 11:05am I'm curious--what didn't you…

I'm curious--what didn't you like about Broken Earth? I thought the wordbuilding was top-notch and the characters were super interesting (particularly in the first book).


I agree with the above review of the Three-Body Problem--interesting ideas but the character work was lacking for my taste.


I'll always recommend the Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway. Simultaneously hilarious and thrilling. 

05/18/2018 - 8:49am Same


05/04/2018 - 8:47am If I'm Shea

I'm licking my lips. QBs will go high no matter the quality--if he has even a decent season, he's a high first rounder. 


Would be lovely to see him stay, but I'd rather he set the field on fire and roll out after a B10 championship.

03/29/2018 - 12:27am Komodo Island/Labuan Bajo in Indonesia

Looks like I’m going to be streaming off a new SIM card unless anyone has any clever ideas.

12/19/2017 - 8:21am I actually totally agree

We were all gaga over Bamba, but I think he would have been third string at best. Rim protection is elite but we need a center who is at least functional on offense (especially at setting screens, which Bamba is terrible at) in order to make everything work. 

12/07/2017 - 8:57am They should be able to do that

If the NCAA and your school fucks up this bad, you should be able to use this like free agency. I support it. 

11/21/2017 - 5:00pm I mean

I mean, the real problem is the inefficiency, not the friend-blowing, right? Blow your friend, don't blow your friend--doesn't matter to me. But don't blow your friend AND hire hookers, that's a waste of either money or saliva. Plus the hookers are probably better at it, so your friend would like it more. 

11/21/2017 - 2:46pm Hookers AND

Hookers AND blow your friend? Isn't that what the hookers are for?

11/20/2017 - 5:32pm Nope

My identity remains a secret. (Except to other blog readers who already know who I am, I guess).

11/20/2017 - 4:31pm Cool story bro

My picture still shows up on the first page of google images from College Gameday ten years ago (vs OSU) if you search for "michigan fans."


Relevant because--you could be immortalized forever! Just go to the MGoBlog tailgate!

11/01/2017 - 10:35am Andy Kryza

One of the writers went to MSU. So #2? But I like #3. 

10/25/2017 - 3:55pm Problem: defense

Mo has a hard enough time staying in front of big 5s, he would have a REALLY hard time with 4s. Wilson was good enough at defense that he could guard both, but Mo (while an offensive savant) is definitely not. He's wily but not that quick side to side.

09/25/2017 - 1:15pm gives a new meaning

Gives a new meaning to the word "boilermakers"

08/31/2017 - 9:56am 29-0


07/20/2017 - 2:41pm Ha - yes

That counts as part of the "being a dick" reason in my book, when you have a person's life in your hands. (and I work in politics, so I think I've got a decent perspective on it, unfortunately).

07/20/2017 - 2:19pm Two possibilities

1. He's pretty confident in his case.


2. The prosecuter is not offering a plea deal that is realistically any better for him than a guilty verdict would be (either because the prosecutor thinks his/her case is pretty strong, or because s/he is being a dick, which is not unlikely, unfortunately). 

07/17/2017 - 2:56pm Agreed

Although I think putting Tyson and Locke together is misleading. While Tyson is probably primarily a shooter, I think he's definitely flashed the ability to drive and finish at the rim. (Helps that he's 6'7"ish too). I think Tyson (while a project) has the potential to be able to be a pretty good ballhandler and driver.

07/17/2017 - 1:44pm Yeah

But IU also has a lot more historic success than Michigan. Plus, we literally just lost two assistant coaches, including one of those who was our main recruiter in the region.

07/17/2017 - 1:37pm There's a difference

I'm obviously not claiming Beilein is the best recruiter in the world, or even that if Michigan had another coach we might not get in on some guys we can't now. But there is a theme on this site in particular (umhoops forum is much more realistic, IMO) that he's absolutely terrible at it.


Michigan IS NOT a blue blood basketball program that recruits want to come to because of its long-time success. The last 5-6 years have been great, and maybe that'll pay off in the long run (especially with the record of putting kids in the NBA), but Beilein has much less of a recruiting advantage than I think people assume. 


I think MGoBlog is too used to the recruiting success of our football team, which is a totally different story. If Brady Hoke could get top ten classes, you know that recruiting comes down to more than just the coaches. Beilein could be better; but he isn't operating with the advantages everyone assumes.

07/17/2017 - 1:10pm Do you have any evidence for that?

JB has literally been at every AAU tournament game Hunter has played in this summer, and most of them from last summer. 


I fucking hate the "JB can't close, can't recruit, won't work hard to get recruits" theme on this site. We've got three great 2018 prospects (including one ranked higher than Hunter on some sites) and are in on a bunch more. JB has learned his lesson from previous years and is offering more players and making more backup plans, because he's seen how bball recruiting has changed.

07/16/2017 - 11:01am Could also see a transfer or two

I think Beilein has figured out that he needs to have an oversigning mentality so he doesn't get screwed like in previous years.

07/10/2017 - 11:48am Methodology problem

Their "sports competitiveness" factor is literally just based on the previous year's W-L number.


This is hilariously bad.

07/08/2017 - 12:33pm I'd recommend not Community

Community is awesome but you have to do sports and music at one of the other high schools anyway (it doesn't offer either except jazz band). Might be easier coming into a new place to do sports and music with your actual classmates.


Also, Community basically doesn't have any AP classes, etc, if you are interested in those. Its math/science curriculum is not particularly advanced as an upperclassman.


If you're more into journalism/literature/etc Community might be a good place though! 

06/27/2017 - 1:18pm Waleed Samaha

Is an amazing coach. Totally turned around Huron's program and made it one of the best in the state, without too much D1 talent.


I'm not sure he's experienced enough (both coaching-wise and on the recruiting trail) to get the job now, but I bet he'll be a Michigan assistant in the next decade.

06/26/2017 - 3:10pm His tape, in 7 words




06/25/2017 - 10:16pm Frisbee

So I play ultimate frisbee pretty seriously (yeah it seems like an oxymoron, but it's real). So these moments are all from one particular tournament.

Best: Regional finals, playing for about the 10th best team in the country (yes, there is a national ultimate frisbee league, it's pretty legit) against the 5th best team. We were down 14-13, game to 15. I was playing defense on one of their star guys. Long pull, deep in their end zone, they are trying to work the disc out of it. Throw it to my guy, I dive full extension and catch the disc in front of him. We were still in their end zone, so I got the D in front of him and scored a point simultaneously. (It's called a Callahan). Mobbed by teammates.

Most disappointing: we then lost the game 15-14 on the next point.

Most embarrassing: after the games, I was getting food at a food truck on the field, chatting with a couple of ladies who had watched the game. OMGShirtless at that point because it was hot. One of my friends walked up behind me and fully pantsed me - so I was essentially fully naked with my pants and underwear around my ankles.

06/15/2017 - 2:05pm Yeah

he looks like Wagner in tape to me too. Runs the same way.

06/15/2017 - 1:54pm yeah

Shorter version. Doesn't have much of a back-to-the-basket game right now though

06/15/2017 - 1:49pm Currie

He's an above average athlete--dunks all the time. So not Mark Donnal.

04/28/2017 - 1:31pm I don't think

I don't think that's how names work...

04/28/2017 - 12:14pm I think

I think my favorite part of the strategy posts you do, Seth, is the "how to beat it" section--and it's all plays from Michigan's D. Damn. Don Brown is a good one.

04/26/2017 - 12:33pm From a source

All of the B1G writers except Dan Murphy have been fired.

04/25/2017 - 11:50am I'd agree with you

If not for some of Beilein's comments on DeJulius--essentially, he said DeJulius would have been playing over X last year, and would have taken some minutes from Walton. (This was before Walton's renaissance, but still). I think DeJulius is going to be GOOD.


And I'm not trying to take anything away from Brooks--I just think he's a way better fit at the 2, and he'll have more of a chance to develop there and learn the offense from that perspective, which gives him a better chance to compete for serious PT next year than if he were a backup PG with a really good prospect coming in.

04/25/2017 - 10:55am My favorite part

I read through the report to see if there was any interesting info. My favorite part:


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04/25/2017 - 9:10am I think this is actually good for Brooks

He was always going to be second banana at point guard with Dejulius coming in 2018. I think he's a better 2 guard prospect anyway, and this means he'll be learning the offense from that perspective right away instead of taking an apprenticeship year at a position he'd never probably play anyway.

04/20/2017 - 3:04pm To be clear

I didn't actually mean to kick off a debate about how ACL tears affect play. I just thought that it was pretty cool that we took both of them, and think it'll be interesting to watch them develop in parallel with one big difference (the ACL tear).


Obviously twins aren't exactly the same either, but it's about as close to an experiment with a control as you can get when it comes to human development.

04/20/2017 - 1:52pm Interesting science experiment

How do ACL tears actually affect your football career? Assuming they were pretty close to the same player pre-ACL, it'll be interesting to see how development shakes down and whether Gemon can recover and catch back up to his bro.

03/26/2017 - 3:38pm Except

Except Matthews is probably a big upgrade.

03/15/2017 - 6:04pm I'm familiar with Michigan law

Domestic violence is basically just a regular category of assault in terms of punishment. That means that simple domestic violence is a misdemeanor. It can get up to a felony if there are aggravating factors - a deadly weapon, or with murderous intent.


Interestingly, even some forms of aggravated domestic violence (even with a weapon) are still misdemeanors. System is kinda screwed up, in my opinion.

03/13/2017 - 11:56am Not if

"bad" is acting as an adverb. 


If you're gonna correct the grammar, at least be right about it

02/13/2017 - 10:04am I mean

He's a 44.2% three point shooter on 5.5 attempts per game. That's pretty good. Not Steph Curry good, but Steph Curry is also a star.

02/07/2017 - 2:26pm How did

How did the responses to a Tom Brady article start off with three Sparty references? Come on now y'all

01/28/2017 - 6:56pm It doesn't

It doesn't have anything to do with football