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06/03/2018 - 11:14pm I miss all the fire Beilein

I miss all the fire Beilein people - ohh where have you gone:)?

In all seriousness I hope he stays. I believe ultimately the ability to teach kids to become players is a huge draw for him making this fairly moot. If he did jump however, Yaklich becoming the coach and Patrick Beilein an assistant? Interesting....

Ok I want the master here and I know Warde wants to get him to 4.5 and the assistants to 500 grand. BQ is both right and wrong - it’s money and challenge. One of those problems can be solved or at least that’s what donors have been told. The other can’t. If he leaves - it’s not for the money.

05/29/2018 - 11:25pm I suspect he is gone. The

I suspect he is gone. The fact that it’s even being discussed when two months ago it was a foregone conclusion he would stay, portends departure. I think he has a THJ game and one more year could have refined that pull up game making him an even more deadly slasher but maybe he feels that’s more likely to happen in the pros vs college.

05/29/2018 - 5:32pm We will be fine as always.

We will be fine as always. Different offense but better defense. There is a lot you can do with Teske as your big. I’m more excited for that shot volume to go Jordan Poole and Isiah Livers. Man those two are going to be fun. The whole team will be fun. Wish Charles the best - we will always laugh at Nick Ward together...

05/13/2018 - 8:24pm Again the statistics say that

Again the statistics say that Harbaugh will win at a consistent and meaningful rate. The system he espouses is not one that youth picks up readily. I’m not sure that the impetus was for the Frye and Drevno duopoly but if anyone believes that Harbaugh doesn’t ultimately decide what play is run on the field, a notorious control freak who is maniacal about both preparation and competition, is kidding themselves. The kids could have been taught to their level but I believe Harbaugh thought he could have his cake and eat it too. Accelerate their learning while back filling with fundamentals. Leverage two coaches so that parallel paths could occur with the hope your QB can help with protections and pick ups if need be. This was a calculated error that failed miserably and got compounded by historically bad QB play. I recognize expectations and the entitlement our fan base has but honestly we have an amazing coach with amazing kids who the stats say, by 2019 (not 18) will have a death machine for a team. I for one am excited recognizing it’s only a game, played by kids who went to my school, and represent us proudly through great risk for short and long term injury. This program is on the right track and Harbaugh is the right coach. I hope he gets the chance to see it to fruition.

05/13/2018 - 7:51pm Celtics +245 was good money

Celtics +245 was good money from an analytics perspective - better than the+190 against Philadelphia. This is purely from an analytics perspective looking at variance across all aggregated metrics. From a basketball perspective, I have no idea what the Cavs are going to do to counter the Celtics being able to switch on wings constantly. Stevens is brilliant because he is amazing at avoiding down screens on his defenders making it really hard to do any sideline action at all. And he gets his shooters clean looks by forcing big centers to cover tons of ground and using Horford whenever other teams to go to small ball. Cavs only chance would be too put Thompson and love out there together - let Thompson get screen action going to the rim and love going away to force Boston to make choice. It also gets you a guy in Thompson who can play switches effectively.

Frankly, Celtics should win this series and it shouldn’t be close by the numbers. Lebron will make it close but the Celtics having the ability to neutralize with Horford makes this a celts series win. Unfortunately the numbers say as long as draymond green plays (yes draymond green) they aren’t beating the warriors. Draymond green is THE statistical nightmare of the NBA driving all the variance in every regression model. Him vs Capela is the match up of the entire NBA playoffs and the Rockets are the only team with a chance against the warriors. It will require chris Paul to be 4-5 points more efficient than Steph curry which ultimately means who will manage the switch better - Capella or Green.

04/03/2018 - 10:05am Villanova offense changed

Michigan took Nova out of their wing PnR action completely which forced Nova into what they don’t want to do which is gaurd isolation at the top of the key. This is not their offense - having the gaurd break you down from the middle of the floor because it doesn’t allow them to maximize ball movement from what they run. Dante blew that up by basically bombing us into oblivion and because Nova has NEVER run that action all year I’m not sure Michigan could have stopped it. I do believe that Michigan in the second half should have done a much better job of ball denial on him but again the only way to do that effectively is to press on the inbound because once you go to a one gaurd offense that guy will gave the ball in his hand. Michigan countered by putting Matthews on him and Nova then used Dante as the screener with Bridges to free him up on to MAAR so that he could just shoot over him. When they tried to pinch him he either split the double team or found an open wing shooter who would have a wide open look.

I don’t think that lost us the game however. MAAR getting his second foul with 5 in the first half, Nova ball denying on Wagner, going 3/23 on a multitude of open looks and getting destroyed on the offensive glass lost us the game. Only one of those three things is on coaching and it was a defensive counter by Jay Wright that worked because MAAR was gone and no one else could initiate the PnR as effectively because the one thing the team has been missing all year, especially if MAAR isn’t there, is a ball dominant gaurd who can get his own shot. Wagner was exhausted by the second half, seemed a step slow on everything and no Robinson or Poole to get you rise and fire points spell doom. If we hit our season average on 3’s and defensively rebound like we normally do this is a very tight game.

As someone who has made a very profitable living building data and analytics companies, I can tell you that for an underdog to win they need a meaningful statistical outlier to go their way. Nova scored 79 Pts with almost 50% of those points scored by ONE player! The statistical outlier in this case went to them which is why this became a blow out.

I’m amazed by what this team accomplished without a primary shot creator. It truly is amazing and we should all be very proud. This feels like a beginning not an end and I’m excited for the future. One of these moments we will be the outlier.

03/31/2018 - 3:17pm Gambling is built on regression

If you just want to have fun you can parlay moneyline Michigan and Villanova with the points. Though a moneyline parlay of both teams is a solid idea, from an ROI perspective using Kelly Criteria and either Torvik or Ken Pom you will not win enough against the risk of the events combinatorially happening. You want to find an arbitrage between the rate of return and the probability of winning. You see this in moneylines on underdogs vs kenpom (likely Torvik as well but I haven’t back tested). The only bet with a higher rate of return than win probability is Loyola sadly by Kenpom. If you look at Torvik then the only bet today is the two team moneyline and the ROI doesn’t justify it.

Or you don’t have to be a complete stat nerd like me and just bet to your interest. I hear people still do that:).

03/04/2018 - 12:25am I loved him as a hire having

I loved him as a hire having been blown away by how intricate a two guard offense he ran at WVU. But what really made me a believer was the Manny Harris tournament team when he took basically a ball
dominant guard with limited surrounding talent and built a team that was offensively exceptional. He has also always been a teacher and very honest about the short comings of his team. If you see a problem, he has diagnosed and tried the fix already. He’s never lied to us as a fan base and consistently improves himself as well. I’m just constantly surprised how people just forget. It’s one thing to win with tremendous innovation or talent advantages - it’s quite another to take lightly recruited players, identify their talent and nurture them so well. Look at Blueitt, KBD, Kevin heurter, Vince Edwards - even Klay Thompson! He was in on those players before so many others. He has won everywhere he has gone with his talent his way.

Remember that as you get down on Harbaugh. Great coaches who are motivators, teachers, structured, disciplined, with a consistent system and have won at every level don’t suddenly forget how to coach. Subpar performances for them are statistical anomalies. Ohh and every bad year at Michigan for Beilein has been when he doesn’t have a true lead guard. His system depends on it - like a QB for a prostyle offense.

Just think it through as you choose to be derisive. Past performance is highly predictive of future results especially with longitudinal experience.

03/04/2018 - 12:25am I loved him as a hire having

I loved him as a hire having been blown away by how intricate a two guard offense he ran at WVU. But what really made me a believer was the Manny Harris tournament team when he took basically a ball
dominant guard with limited surrounding talent and built a team that was offensively exceptional. He has also always been a teacher and very honest about the short comings of his team. If you see a problem, he has diagnosed and tried the fix already. He’s never lied to us as a fan base and consistently improves himself as well. I’m just constantly surprised how people just forget. It’s one thing to win with tremendous innovation or talent advantages - it’s quite another to take lightly recruited players, identify their talent and nurture them so well. Look at Blueitt, KBD, Kevin heurter, Vince Edwards - even Klay Thompson! He was in on those players before so many others. He has won everywhere he has gone with his talent his way.

Remember that as you get down on Harbaugh. Great coaches who are motivators, teachers, structured, disciplined, with a consistent system and have won at every level don’t suddenly forget how to coach. Subpar performances for them are statistical anomalies. Ohh and every bad year at Michigan for Beilein has been when he doesn’t have a true lead guard. His system depends on it - like a QB for a prostyle offense.

Just think it through as you choose to be derisive. Past performance is highly predictive of future results especially with longitudinal experience.

01/21/2018 - 10:27pm I’m just not as down on

I’m just not as down on Michigan football as everyone else. I think everything they wanted to try or thought they could try this year went up in smoke and they couldn’t adjust for it. But the track record of the coaches involved is too good to assume otherwise. I’ve stuck with Beilein for the same reason and I think the results speak for themselves. Patience based on history is prudent especially around an outcome you don’t control.

01/16/2018 - 10:37am What he really said

What he really said was...."PLAY BETTER OR ELSE THERE AIN'T NO DAMN MAYO ON THE SUBS!   YOU WILL HAVE ONLY MUSTARD AS A CONDIMENT.....AND I DON'T MEAN DIJONNAISE....I MEAN GOLDEN'S....NO...SCREW THAT....FRENCH'S....YOU...GET FRENCH'S!"

01/01/2018 - 6:10pm This is the same fan base

This is the same fan base that bags on Beilein. I’m good with Harbaugh. You guys can circle jerk if you desire. It’s your right as fans.

I’m excited for next year but I firmly believe team needs to become far more creative on offense. You need an Alabama level of precision to execute this offense. This is not where we are from an experience or personnel perspective. We also need a quarterback that is leader with swagger. That make something out of nothing guy.

This season sucked for sure. But I’m honestly excited for our future. So get it out of your system - you have that right. But Harbaugh is going nowhere and I’m excited by that knowledge.

12/10/2017 - 7:32am It’s an exceptional offensive

It’s an exceptional offensive design but it requires a point guard who knows how to run the pick and roll efficiently and can create his own offense if things break down. The PnR being initiated from either top of the key or the wings drives spacing. There is a reason that most of the point guards at Michigan under Beilein are sons of coaches. It’s a very complicated offense to run but when it runs, it’s a buzzsaw.

11/27/2017 - 12:39am Well imagine your surprise

Well imagine your surprise when it does. Like every odd based statistical determination in the history of sports. You will just have to decide what is an acceptable level or trend of success because it’s hard to be the best in a high variance sport like college football forever.

11/27/2017 - 12:34am I concur Bronx - level

I concur Bronx - level headed, rational presentation of both facts and expectations. I think getting perspective is the most important thing. Ultimately this is a sport and being a fan, though short for fanaticism, is not carte Blanche for half the wailing and rending of garments being demonstrated. I remember watching Michigan lose to Randy Edsell. Now we complain about being competitive with OSU. Yesterday’s heroes and villains are buried in the graves of our memories. Tomorrow is when the real narrative is written. I hope people stick around because it will be glorious. Oh and just wait for 2019....

As always stellar writing - it would have been wasted on endless briefs. I’m glad it’s wasted on irrational fans instead:).

11/26/2017 - 7:01pm We will miss you Wilton -

We will miss you Wilton - heal up, go forth and kick ass. You will always be a Michigan man to me.

11/25/2017 - 1:39pm And now the face planting

And now the face planting begins - Meyer has figured out that we aren’t going to check Barrett on the Read apparently. Sleeping giant awakes but hey it’s at least close af half. Mettelys drop ...ballgame.

11/25/2017 - 10:59am I want to see wildcat with

I want to see wildcat with Zach Gentry - that would be awesome.

11/19/2017 - 1:23pm I can’t believe Bredeson left

I can’t believe Bredeson left Wisconsin to come here. Those guys need to lock up that state....

Recruiting is recruiting - Wisconsin produces phenomenal lines and you will get great coaching there. I wasn’t offended when Zettel left the state or Jake Fisher. They went to great programs known for production at the position. You want to win the majority of your battles in the state but you won’t win them all.

All fan bases respond to immediacy vs trend. We are no different. I told Brian after the Iowa basketball game last year that it would be great to do a fire Beilein counter and correlate it to points awarded to see if the degree of irrationality increases vs immediacy of expectation. Shocker but it does...I’m a big fan of Harbaugh and am happy to give him the time to make it his culture and team. Honestly, he is the best option from the Bo tree and I believe if changes are necessary, he will make them.

11/18/2017 - 5:06pm I am fairly sure that if you

I am fairly sure that if you told any Michigan fan that we would be leading Wisconsin at Wisconsin deep into the game we would be surprised. If it was because we had significantly more passing yardage that would have blown me away. Peters looked great - he escaped pressure, made great decisions overall and played his ass off. Our line is not fast enough or athletic enough to cut off the pursuit angles of their linebackers who are the fastest group of linebackers I’ve seen in a long time. The big problem with the O-line in my mind is the Center who isn’t getting enough push and isn’t making the correct calls on passing downs and the right tackle in pass protection. I was ok with the fact that we got got as they say on outside blitzes. Those A gap blitzes are on the Center to know, point out, slide to stop. Anyway, once Peters got injured it was over. But until then it was a great game and Hornibrook threw some passes that were downright ridiculous. If that’s how you get beat, you tip your cap and move on.

11/15/2017 - 1:47am There is a difference between

There is a difference between statistics and analytics. Statistics can be misleading but analytics especially if indexes to an outcome rarely are. You can speak to correlation versus causation and how predictive regression is once you assume more volume but overall if data is clean and there is enough available longitudinally it is a very goood guide of performance. The one thing I will say is regression whether logistical or mutivariate has a meaningful flaw in that it attempts to normalize for variance. You have one equation that defines all outcomes and then scores the relative expression of variables that determine the outcome. You don’t actually create an equation for each possible outcome individually. Hence you can never predict variance. Only binary segmentation predicts variance.

In the case of college football, you want to find variables that define variance from a regression outcome. 70% of the time the favorite wins and the variables that define that winner are easily expressed. It’s the 30% that lose and their variance from the other 70 that is valuable to know. In football variance from regression usually occurs because of turnovers or explosive plays. If Michigan wins, that will likely be why because by all other metrics they should lose. Statistics may be fallible but analytics with informed data is almost always at least directionally sound.

11/14/2017 - 9:49am There is something to the

There is something to the culture you build. Alvarez has a very specific formula you follow and if you do success is almost guaranteed. But you have to commit to it or else it becomes a recipe for meaningful dissatisfaction. Barry is Bo in a lot of ways certainly for Wisconsin football - culture, identity and execution. This is a progran to be admired quite frankly with everything done the right way.

Having said all that - I still hope we whoop their ass on Saturday.

11/14/2017 - 12:09am Turnovers drive statistical

Turnovers drive statistical variance in football, three point shooting does that in basketball. This will be either a consistently good CMU team or they hit a lot of contested three pointers they will likely not hit the rest of the year. I think Beilein is right - I think CMU is good. But the discrepancy in three point shooting was the big difference in margin and that appears aberrant both ways.

11/12/2017 - 8:43pm Though Harbaugh will have

Though Harbaugh will have beaten Rutgers, Minnesota and Maryland more. You know if the goal is to objective....

11/12/2017 - 8:39pm Strategery....

Strategery....

11/06/2017 - 8:33pm Karan Higdon is an amazing

Karan Higdon is an amazing kid independent of anything he does on the football field. He has a bright future in whatever he chooses to do and will be a pillar to any community he becomes a part of - Michigan or not...he is a really good human being. We just happen to be lucky enough to call him one of ours.

11/05/2017 - 10:44am Run blocking exceptionally

Run blocking exceptionally improved, and running backs breaking tackles and finding holes which is a huge improvement from the beginning of the year. A large part of the issues in the passing game appeared to be Ruiz and his exposure to stunts. A large part of an offensive line working in pass protection is everyone knowing their role and who to hand off to on stunts and twists. That requires everyone playing the part and any new person in game will make that a liability. Peters isn't as physically big as Speight or Lewerke so if he gets hit he is going down. I don't think those sacks he took will inform what his pocket presence is as the rush was on him quickly.

I think the passing game will be waggles, roll outs, screens and throw backs. The QB is too young at reading defenses to do much more. I did really like the people Jones back shoulder throw so the talent is definitely there.

11/02/2017 - 8:45pm Not sure how you stop the OSU

Not sure how you stop the OSU RPO if the QB is straight dealing in the passing game. I mean JT is throwing seam routes. That game has ugly all over it. But the narrative in terms of close vs blow out never follows script in this match up.

10/29/2017 - 12:37pm I will say what I found

I will say what I found different isn't anything situational necessarily. I can see the comparisons between their two defining games. But the post game comments from Harbaugh were radically different. With O Korn it was as if he felt grateful that he came into the Purdue game and despite his limitations played the best he could and it worked out. With Peters he described his performance like you would a young quarterback who you are proud of (good depth on drops, felt the rush, understood what the linebackers were doing, etc). The evaluation itself felt more promising.

Quite honestly, this kid will face teams going forward that will mix coverages and mess with his reads and keys. He will look young and make really silly at best, crushing at worst, mistakes. But his future and potential are enticing. For Harbaugh and hopefully the fan base.

10/28/2017 - 4:41pm Why would you ever say this?

Why would you ever say this? Are you really just a Penn State fan?

10/28/2017 - 1:13pm I mean PA should be open all

I mean PA should be open all day if you can run the ball as well as Michigan is running it now. I mean this is like 1st year at Pittsburgh Rothlisberger. Hand the ball off and PA. I mean, it should work.

10/26/2017 - 6:21pm The interior line will be

The interior line will be good next year. That is something to build on. The tackles..ehhh the guards are going to be really good

10/22/2017 - 12:43pm I concur with Nate. I

I concur with Nate. I support any fans right to complain in regards to the game or our performance but if people honestly believe that this program is Hoke level then all I can say is ...I heard he is available. Apparently willing to crawl here from Knoxville over shards of glass or something to that effect.

I shouldn't be surprised. This is the fire Beilein crowd so this isn't a shock really. For the quality content and in depth analysis that thoughtful posters and Seth, Brian and Ace provide you will get the poorly rationalized takes. I remember going to the Orange Bowl last year and saying this will be the best Michigan team for the next couple of years. Offensive line will take some time to assume an identity and get to where we have known it to be. This PSU team is highly likely to be playoff bound and Moorhead understands how to get his best players in space against yours. We didn't switch to zone and rush 4 and we should have - that would have slowed the death but it wouldn't have prevented it. You saw a team that wanted to beat us badly and did. I have complete confidence we will be that team over the next couple of years. If you don't well you can be sullen on your own with unmitigated rage against an event you can't control. You've got that going for you....

10/20/2017 - 10:03pm I think we lose this game

I think we lose this game because we have to make PSU one dimensional and we ARE one dimensional. In addition our probability of getting an explosive play is low and we have to grind out mistake free football while their probability of getting an explosive play is far higher.

10/20/2017 - 12:06am I am completely content with

I am completely content with Jim Harbaugh. My reasons are fairly simple. He has exceeded expectations everywhere he has been. He is completely committed to the betterment of the kids he coaches and the university we all profess to love and support.

But most of all, it's because I expect to win and am disappointed when we don't. We are pissing and moaning about MSU. Why? Because unlike the years where they were unloading on us, and we knew there was no way we were going to beat MSU,we expect to beat them now. I love how the narrative is about getting owned by rivals, yet a 35 yd Hail Mary at the end of the last MSU game is as improbable to connect as a botched punt leading to a touchdown from the 50 yd line. Then we say things like "it's not luck that Harbaugh has dantonios number....".

There is an inherent sky is falling attitude that is pathgnomonic to this fan base. Every middle of January it strikes again when people call to fire Beilein and a bunch of us rage against the dying of the light to little avail. Then lo and behold, it turns around. But ultimately it never mattered. Our student athletes are being mentored by great coaches playing a game they love. I never feel, now, like they are ever overwhelmed of over matched. I can't say that prior to the current coaching staffs ive always felt that way. This is a win to me.

10/14/2017 - 8:07pm They can run power and they

They can run power and they can run counters from power. The big run from Higdon was an absolutely beautiful counter play that had every IU linebacker heading with the fullback. A thing of beauty.

Revisionist history and all that but did any of you actually believe that this team would run for close to 300 yds on a run defense with a pulse? No? Then this was a damn good performance.

10/14/2017 - 2:27pm Hey cool...a Harbaugh is the

Hey cool...a Harbaugh is the problem take. Oh Brady Hoke where art thou in our time of need?

04/01/2017 - 3:10pm Just a sad state of

Just a sad state of affairs...

04/01/2017 - 8:03am Don Quixote says "I see what

Don Quixote says "I see what you did there"

03/13/2017 - 1:22am I've always been a huge

I've always been a huge supporter of coach Beilein and it was hard to read many of the "fire him" missives from earlier in the year. But honestly we are a passionate fan base and maybe over zealous at times. But that same fan base does miraculous things such as keep the memory of Chad Carr alive, win very blood drive that we ever compete in and says go blue through good or bad wherever I go. Honestly I'm proud TJ be a Michigan Wolverine and it's ok to criticize as a fan if in the end you still believe in what the Block M stands for. That's all that matters: win with class, lose with pride and always stand proud.

This team almost died on a plane Wednesday, a tragedy that is unfathomable to me not just as an alumnus but as a parent. Beilein isn't just a great coach but a great human being. He is honest in his assessments and forth Wright with his candor. You always know where he and the team stand. If we paid close attention we could have seen this coming. The blew out SMU and that team didn't disappear, it just learned how to fight. Just like all of us learned how to rally around them and support that fight.

Never more proud to say these words: GO BLUE!

01/25/2017 - 2:18pm That is the look of a hokie

That is the look of a hokie sadly...oh well on to the next. The enthusiasm unknown to mankind is definitely based in truth. Look at the smiles on their faces.

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01/18/2017 - 12:23am I think he wants to go to

I think he wants to go to Alabama and his mom wants him to go to Michigan. Not sure what more there is to parse. Ultimately his mom wants him to choose Alabama is where he will go. Honestly the gnashing of teeth here is silly. If you go to a football program you inherently don't love how committed to playing your best for that school, a grueling task on top of being a student might I add, will you be? I want recruits who WANT to come here because they love what Michigan can offer not because of what they can do for the football team or vice versa solely.

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08/25/2016 - 5:14pm "What's your deal?".....and

"What's your deal?".....and Harbaugh responds,"that posters my deal..."

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08/25/2016 - 2:35pm I think Speight wins because

I think Speight wins because ultimately it is about trust, right?   I think Speight may not win you a lot of games by himself but he won't lose them for you either.    I think that O'Korn is more of a gunslinger and will take chances.   I can see Harbaugh being frustrated trying to make that a controlled phenomenon.

By sheer talent this should be no contest.   The fact that it is a contest portends that O'Korn is continuing to do something that is not getting fixed quickly enough.

I'm not as worried about Bredenson - I think he is winning the job.  I don't think Newsome is losing it.   Competition usually forges excellence.   So it is good to see in both of these cases that is true at the very least.

THE SEASON NEEDS TO START LIKE NOW!!!!  

05/15/2016 - 12:50am I was in the best place for

I was in the best place for myself at that time. I felt centered, grounded and I knew I was ok being alone. I didn't need someone to fulfill me, I just wanted someone to share myself with and if I was good for myself, then and only then could I be good enough for someone else. Love doesn't fix us and marriage doesn't cure us. We still have to be happy with ourselves otherwise you'll always be seeking. I met her at a good point in my life. I saw her at a friends party and though to myself just how striking she was. When she spoke she was so sure and confident in who she was and what she wanted to be. And I found myself just wanting to make her laugh and this real need to get to know her so she could know me. I asked her out, we went on our first date at midnight, we were walking on Penns landing about everything and we both just knew we were each other's missing piece. 14 yrs, two kids, I still find her amazing everyday.

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04/13/2016 - 2:13pm I think Zak Irvin is THJ with

I think Zak Irvin is THJ with a better mid range and passing game but with less efficiency going to the goal. I think we didn't see the best Zak we could this year due both to injury and our inability to run the curl very effectively. I think coming off curls especially with a pass shoot option Zak will be lights out. If the screener on the curl can actually catch the ball it will be great. Notice how wide open Ricky Doyle is off the curl.

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03/21/2016 - 8:11am My dad and I didn't get along

My dad and I didn't get along in most every way. We bonded on Michigan football and tigers baseball. I remember he got me this bedside radio so I could fall asleep listening to Ernie Harwell call the west coast games. Those are my best childhood memories.

Tigers go as far as pitching takes them namely middle relief. They have a nice blend of veteran plus young arms and I actually like the pieces overall. V Mart is the key to their offense. If he drives runs in with regularity we will score more than enough. Middle relief is my biggest concern.

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03/12/2016 - 6:22pm This is simple. First decide

This is simple. First decide how many big ten teams would be in. Then if you think it's seven you have to decide between Michigan and Ohio state. That is actually what this comes down to. If it's six, then it doesn't matter because we are out. I think seven big ten teams will get in and we will be one of them. But that is the metric I'm using.

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03/06/2016 - 11:26am Yes beilein can survive. I

Yes beilein can survive. I think he needs to bring in some defensive help on the staff. He doesn't maximize his staff resources effectively and he is very provincial in his thinking at times. But this team's primary problem is poor wing defense and minimal ability to penetrate. Those are kind of Caris' Levert thing. This team did better than last year with even less time having Caris on the court. I bet this team not only makes the tournament next year but makes real noises. And as usual we all forget we said this stuff in the first place.

We aren't a basketball school and we won't do the dirty things you have to do to win in college. So not sure what else people want. When you won't do those things then you have to have an identity. Either offensive or defensive. This team does not have an offensive efficiency that is off the charts the last two years. They haven't shot as well, the pick and roll game has been sub-optimal, and our best penetrators have been sitting on the bench. We've been spoiled by success so any drop off makes us question leadership. Just silly.

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02/06/2016 - 3:46pm Though have we been blown out

Though have we been blown out at home two games in a row like this? It's been a long time. This is an extremely perimeter dependent team and Donnal is no Jordan Morgan. I miss Jordan Morgan.

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