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08/13/2018 - 4:23pm Right.  Better to do the…

Right.  Better to do the work of trusting the scouting services, rather than one's own lying eyes.

08/13/2018 - 4:21pm One million percent is…

One million percent is minimal acceptable, in my opinion.

08/07/2018 - 1:24pm One of the reasons for its…

One of the reasons for its importance is because if the position doesn't work out well, then you're in trouble.  So when Ulizio did not work out well as a starter, our season went downhill.  It was important for him (or someone in that spot) to step up.

08/07/2018 - 12:40pm He actually looked pretty…

He actually looked pretty fast too me -- seemed to always be pulling away from defenders when it came down to a foot race.  

08/06/2018 - 5:33pm Brad Hawkins was another…

Brad Hawkins was another good receiver recruit.  Anyway, after having the top wide receiver recruit in the country last year (DPJ) I'm still not complaining.  Worst case, Brian is right and we aren't in the running for any of the remaining top uncommitted recruits.  Best case, JERRY RICE!

08/04/2018 - 5:36pm Like the rest of you, I know…

Like the rest of you, I know nothing.  But these type of recruits have a Beilein feel.  We're all disappointed that we didn't get the 5 stars Tyus Battle and Trevon Bluiett, then we win 2 B1G tournament championships and go the NCAA championship game with 2 star Mohammed Ali Abdur Rahkman.

08/03/2018 - 10:54pm From your mouth to Harbaugh…

From your mouth to Harbaugh's play-calling, I pray.

08/02/2018 - 9:47pm Well he was about 4th string…

Well he was about 4th string last year after many years in the program.  So he wouldn't be expected to be a factor this year.

07/23/2018 - 10:02pm (c:

(c:

07/23/2018 - 5:07pm Yes (reply to bluebyyou),…

Yes (reply to bluebyyou), but that worked out as Michigan went to national championship game, and the guy that went to Syracuse helped beat MSU in the NCAA tournament earlier this year.  

07/18/2018 - 3:39pm Yes.  Great format!  Great…

Yes.  Great format!  Great content!

07/15/2018 - 9:23pm All Name team, for sure.

All Name team, for sure.

07/10/2018 - 5:02pm Darnell Wright got beat by…

Darnell Wright got beat by Welschoff 3 out of 5 times.  That makes Welschoff high top 5.

07/04/2018 - 5:04pm (c:  (I saw that movie)

(c:  (I saw that movie)

07/03/2018 - 2:02pm Another best post evah!  …

Another best post evah!  (first was Civil War letter, this one about Dwumfour and 10 vipers another)

07/03/2018 - 2:01pm Best post evah!

Best post evah!

06/29/2018 - 4:34pm Heh, he reserved the right…

Heh, he reserved the right to fudge day, and this group calls for some fudgin'.  Could be the top group before all is said and done.

06/25/2018 - 7:21pm +1

+1

06/25/2018 - 7:18pm Looks like Najee Harris, but…

Looks like Najee Harris, but will always be on the field.

06/20/2018 - 4:12pm With a 4.3 40 he might be…

With a 4.3 40 he might be faster than anyone on the team now?

06/19/2018 - 11:44pm You're probably right --…

You're probably right -- just going on my gut instinct, which is not always right.

I do remember being blown away by Collins and Griese, and then seeing Brady on another planet in his senior year when he was forced to split time with Henson, until finally even the most ardent Henson supporter would have to acknowledge that Brady was far better.

Henne never impressed me in the same way.  According to the stats, he was good as a junior, then regressed as a senior.  But my (lyin' ?) eyes tell me there was no comparison to Brady.  I see at Wikipedia that Henne has had a higher QBR in his junior year than Brady in his senior year, but I doubt the difference is significant.  Remember, Brady split time with Henson for much of the season.  

Watching Brady in 1999 was an experience I'll never forget.  Poetry in motion.  To tell the truth, I can't remember a thing about Henne in 2006.  Could just be me, I suppose.  On the other hand, it's probably not a coincidence that Brady went on to become the greatest QB of all time, and Henne was just another guy.  Sure, that doesn't count for college, but perhaps has value with regard to varying fan perceptions.  There is no doubt that Brady was ultimately the greater talent, and that he was ascending by the time he finished at Michigan.  Henne was a 5 star who never blossomed into a great player, IMO.

06/19/2018 - 4:43pm Also Braylon Edwards was far…

Also Braylon Edwards was far better than any of the other receivers. 

He played college football for the University of Michigan, earned unanimous All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college wide receiver. He was also the first receiver in Big Ten Conference history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and only the third to do so in NCAA Division I-A. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Following his senior season, he won the Fred Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver, was awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten Conference's most valuable player, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American.

 

06/19/2018 - 4:36pm In fact, the Michigan QB…

In fact, the Michigan QB performance fell off a cliff when Henne started as a true freshman, and hasn't recovered since.

06/19/2018 - 4:35pm Re Brady v Henne in college …

Re Brady v Henne in college -- IMO Brady was much better.  Henne played more because he came in as a 5 star, but by the end Brady was twice as good.  It sometimes takes years to realize that the star ratings were wrong.

Todd Collins was also better than Henne, as was Griese.  

05/31/2018 - 3:02pm He did get a Michigan State

He did get a Michigan State offer.

05/02/2018 - 6:58am I wonder he compares with

I wonder he compares with David DeJulius?  DeJulius was certainly making some waves earlier in the year, and you have to love a point guard who can shoot like he does.  Michigan really benefited from shooting guard MAAR being able to handle the ball while being on the floor with point guard Z Simpson.

05/02/2018 - 6:52am Right, the thing about b-ball

Right, the thing about b-ball 5 stars is you're obligated to play them the first year and then they leave for the NBA.  MSU, for example, has done worse since they started landing 5 stars.

04/03/2018 - 12:19am Yeah, Villanove deserved to

Yeah, Villanove deserved to win because of DiVincenzo and, to a lesser extent, Bridges, hitting quick and long 3 pointers.  But the officiating was suspect, favoring whichever team was behind.

04/03/2018 - 12:09am Yes, great season, and

Yes, great season, and Villanova is a great champion.  Michigan has nothing to be ashamed of -- we left it all on the floor, but the better team won.  We play great defense, but 3-point shooting was the difference.

03/24/2018 - 11:25am 3-9 is pretty fucking bad. 

3-9 is pretty fucking bad.  8-5, not so much.

03/22/2018 - 11:37pm What a team!  Everybody

What a team!  Everybody stars, but MAAR sets the pace.

03/16/2018 - 5:11pm The announcing wasn't much

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03/16/2018 - 5:11pm The announcing wasn't much

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03/16/2018 - 5:10pm The announcing wasn't much

The announcing wasn't much fun.  There was no mention of the foul trouble and lineup irregularities for Michigan in the first half.  They shortchanged us of 2 wins in commentary at the end of the game (27 for the year instead of 29), although they did correct that.

The already late advertised starting time of the game was delayed 30 minutes.  The TV station provided no information (that I heard, anyway) as to when the game would actually start.  They just kept playing commercials.

The first play of the game -- the jump ball -- was recovered by Michigan when Wagner hustled and went to the floor.  He was called for travelling.  But apparently he had possession so the next jump ball went to Montana on the alternate possession.

11 seconds later MAAR was called for a foul.

The most disgusting was the LOOOONG delay, followed by a few seconds of action, and then a commercial timeout.

There were a few good things:

- Ace's writeup

- The Montana coach is an excellent sport.

- Michigan players and coaches didn't let the nonsense get to them.  Excellent games in particular by Matthews and Simmons.

 

03/11/2018 - 9:17pm Definitely would prefer

Definitely would prefer Xavier to UNC.  But 4th seed Gonzaga will have to play Ohio State.  Ohio State has a relatively easy road with Gonzaga, then Xavier, before facing us in the Elite Eight.

03/07/2018 - 1:43pm Yes, that occurred to me. 

Yes, that occurred to me.  M's B1G tournament success the last couple of years has been thrilling.  With the round robin of top tier teams approach, the B1G tournament would be anti-climatic.

03/06/2018 - 1:22pm Beautiful!  Thank you

Beautiful!  Thank you

03/05/2018 - 1:43pm I was laughing out loud all

I was laughing out loud all through this post.  Extremely enjoyable

03/04/2018 - 9:14pm Gotta get Livers healthy

Gotta get Livers healthy first.

03/03/2018 - 9:44pm Bridges is big and can shoot,

Bridges is big and can shoot, but I don't think he's as athletic as some of our players.  I like Bridges as a competitor and team player.  It's not his fault that he is what he is.

03/03/2018 - 4:46pm Yes, I don't always watch

Yes, I don't always watch Muppets, but when I do it's after a Michigan victory.

03/02/2018 - 10:06pm MAAR

Yes, he's been underestimated quite a bit.  He has a really good handle and can drive to the basket whenever he wants.  He's perhaps our secret weapon tomorrow against the Spartans.

02/28/2018 - 11:09pm Too stupid to upvote.  Why am

Too stupid to upvote.  Why am I laughing?

02/17/2018 - 7:01pm First Game Turnabout

"Down by 20 just before halftime Monday night, Ohio State stormed back and dominated Michigan in the second half on the way to a 71-62 victory...  The Wolverines (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten) shot a dismal 17.2 percent in the second half, after hitting 56.7 percent in the first...  When the Buckeyes were rolling back, Williams said the crowd at Value City Arena was as loud as he's heard in his previous three seasons in Columbus...  Ohio State led in the game for only 8:05, compared to 28:20 for Michigan." [http://www.espn.com/ncb/recap/_/gameId/400986404]

 

 

11/18/2017 - 9:47am Randy Creek = Hornibrook

GROAN

11/14/2017 - 1:55pm Plus Davis

And the good news is that even if Wagner and Teske get in foul trouble, Davis will hold his own when he comes in.

11/09/2017 - 1:13pm Right

The Indiana game in particular sticks out.

11/09/2017 - 1:13pm Right

The Indiana game in particular sticks out.

11/09/2017 - 1:11pm Good Play Calling and a QB who was ON FIRE

Glad we don't play Iowa this year.

11/07/2017 - 9:28pm Rowin' the Boat

That Winovich wiggle was hilarious.