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06/24/2018 - 6:50pm Great news for us! OSU…

Great news for us! OSU missing out on Grant Gunnell to freaking Kevin Sumlim at Arizona was critical here. Best of luck to Mathis but Urban’s QB development.... 

06/24/2018 - 5:25pm Thanks for picking up the…

Thanks for picking up the slack in big picture recruiting coverage. Key with the lower rated guys is, sure the coaching staff like them but it's not a good sign if we're constantly settling on the coaching staff's Plan C or D kids. We'll never really know how the coaching staff sees the board. And recruiting rankings are certainly less valuable than when we had 4 providers, we really only have 2 now that ESPN is useless. 

06/01/2018 - 3:48pm Because he didn’t have actual

Because he didn’t have actual interest from the high level Midwest powers, so you’re left with the Purdues, Kentucky’s of the world.

Also rankings are getting worse and worse as a guide for any individual player as there’s really only 2 services now that put out a ranking. Obviously on the whole higher ranking the better but for any individual player I wouldn’t sweat the ranking difference between a low 4/ higher 3 star

05/31/2018 - 1:24am YMRMFSPA = DJ Wilson or Mo

YMRMFSPA = DJ Wilson or Mo Wagner? I wish basketball recruits could get the full, post senior year recap like football, #content! But it seems like Jalen Wilson might compare best to a fully Belein developed DJ Wilson, good all around skill while playing mostly below the rim. 

05/30/2018 - 10:03pm Welcome aboard. Our average

Welcome aboard. Our average composite ranking per player is actually higher than Clemson right now and in line with PSU and much closer to OSU than last year. Finish strong what a Wednesday!

05/29/2018 - 10:30pm Sam Webb this morning on wtka

Sam Webb this morning on wtka seemed to be bracing the fan base for a Mathews exit, I hope Mathews stays but can’t blame the guy for going to get paid at any level and I hope he comes back to finish his degree if basketball doesn’t workout

05/27/2018 - 5:01pm This will be interesting.

This will be interesting. Glad to see someone try this. Brian should be happy

05/26/2018 - 1:05pm This is huge news thanks for

This is huge news thanks for posting. Glad we’ll keep the brown jug going. I hope they keep 9 conference games going forward. Glad to see osu will be challenged every other year by going to Iowa, it’ll be interesting where that program goes after Ferentz

05/25/2018 - 9:23pm Sorry I don’t mean to

Sorry I don’t mean to generalize and I know there’s obviously high level academic football players at Michigan and elsewhere.

I just took exception to saying Dobbs is afraid of the academics at a high level school, any level of academic involvement and investment is possible at any school. Plenty of kids have mailed it in academically at high level academic schools and plenty have really worked hard at less selective schools

05/25/2018 - 9:10pm Oh yeah because all of our

Oh yeah because all of our football players are physics majors. Don’t bash the kid, on the whole there’s very little difference between football players academically at all power 5 schools except the few with specific restrictions like ND and Stanford and even there the football players are nowhere close to the average student.

05/24/2018 - 2:14pm I agree Fife isn’t the

I agree Fife isn’t the favorite to win the job but Izzo would pick Fife if it was up to him. Not sure how big the Izzo coaching tree is but it’ll be interesting to see what direction MSU goes in after Izzo. They may be best to hire an outsider mid-major riser.

Same with their football program where Narduzzi is a good fit but not sure if he’s proven enough at Pitt

05/24/2018 - 1:39pm I agree I hope Izzo stays and

I agree I hope Izzo stays and takes his beatings, unless they replace Izzo with Fife whose even worse. I’m guess this is Izzo throwing his name out there to help his recruiting sales pitch “I’m an nba level coach”

05/22/2018 - 7:18pm I hate this. Going to 8 games

I hate this. Going to 8 games increases scheduling disparities and inevitably gifts someone into the conference title game. Michigan has already been on the losing end of this by getting Wisconsin for 6 years in a row while osu got Nebraska and PSU got Iowa

05/18/2018 - 7:10am Thanks for providing some

Thanks for providing some consistent football recruiting content. In a camp setting does mitigate his height deficiencies but hopefully we’ll see the coaches operate with a similar plan to Shae. Cade seems like a great get in a tight market for QBs this year.

05/15/2018 - 11:45pm Maybe it’s a move to a true

Maybe it’s a move to a true 3-3-5 at some point in the works with the lack of DT recruiting, be we haven’t been recruiting the necessary planet size NT. Have to trust the coaches on the DBs but the lack of DT bodies is concerning especially if Solomon goes pro after his JR year

05/11/2018 - 2:12am Or the gold pants are literal

Or the gold pants are literal gold. There’s always a way to pay the players, why not make it all legal and above board

05/11/2018 - 2:09am *Unacceptable/ not until we

*Unacceptable/ not until we beat MSU/osu do the players deserve a dime /s

05/10/2018 - 7:40pm So what’s the consensus on

So what’s the consensus on best Big Ten QB next year? Not to be a homer but given the choice I’d go with Patterson #1. McSorley #2 has the best production but what can he do with less NFL talent and no Morehead. Haskins #3 has a ton of upside as a passer and being forced to run Dobbins more will help OSU’s offense. I like Lewerke #4more than most on this board but he may have already hit his ceiling. #5 to NFL-window fitter/ int machine Hornibrook. Much better qb play in the conference than recently

04/26/2018 - 9:38pm It’ll be interesting if Ole

It’ll be interesting if Ole Miss tries to claim Patterson as their own for next year’s draft like NC State tries to be associated with Russell Wilson. He’s ours now!

04/19/2018 - 1:01am Agreed, the Head Coach at

Agreed, the Head Coach at EMCC is unstable and pushes things way too far (great for TV and emphasizing the pressures college football players are under). No Michigan coach even approaches that level, and I'd venture to guess even Kevin Wilson at IU didn't either.

04/19/2018 - 12:27am Has this guy ever watched

Has this guy ever watched Last Chance U?

04/18/2018 - 6:14pm Nope there are no real

Nope there are no real consequences for this kind of thing. PSU proved that with only 2 years of sanctions after decades of abuse by Sandusky within the football program. MSU athletics won’t be sanctioned at all, that’s why they’re fighting this. Maybe some MSU execs will pay fines/brief jail time. Their biggest problem is their financial liability if the insurance won’t pay their settlements, and ultimately the state of Michigan will pick up that bill if it comes due

04/12/2018 - 8:23pm Please let Speight run one

Please let Speight run one zone read keeper in UCLA’s offense! Best of luck to him

04/12/2018 - 1:19pm Great stuff guys. Thanks for

Great stuff guys. Thanks for making the off-season more interesting

04/11/2018 - 12:59am I guess the general

I guess the general frustration is that Jordan Morgan was the right kind of player Beilein needed to pull the program out of the cellar but to get over the hump and win a national title Beilein should have a talented stretch 5 like Mo or hopefully Castleton

04/10/2018 - 9:50pm I think Davis’ commitment and

I think Davis’ commitment and junior highlight reel (where he could barely dunk) were a low point for me and this board’s belief in Beilein. Glad to see Davis has put in the work to improve and hopefully can be a solid defender next year and even better if he can hit a 15 footer

04/06/2018 - 12:55am We’ve just been been punished

We’ve just been been punished to the maximum of our heartbreaking loses the past few years and our own game winners luck has come against inferior teams.

PAIN: ‘15 and ‘17 msu football. ‘16 and ‘17 osu football. December ‘17 osu basketball. ‘18 nd hockey. 1-6 in basketball national title games

But the miracles for the good guys have been underwhelming: ‘15 Minnesota and Indiana football. ‘16 Indiana football. ‘18 Houston basketball. 7-1 in men’s basketball national semifinals

04/06/2018 - 12:03am Great to hear that Brooks has

Great to hear that Brooks has already been on campus in that case. Seal the deal on more Top 40 type players and we won't have to worry about so many offense/defense tradeoffs 

04/05/2018 - 10:31pm Has Beilein changed his

Has Beilein changed his campus visit requirement for an offer? Would be great to start landing higher rated guys who value excellent coaching over a couple hundred thousand of bag money

04/02/2018 - 9:21pm Not sure if he committed now

Not sure if he committed now for minimum or max exposure

03/30/2018 - 8:55pm This 3x3 tournament is gold!

This 3x3 tournament is gold! Literal duffle bags of cash! Great to see the mid-major players have a chance to get in on this action

03/30/2018 - 8:55pm This 3x3 tournament is gold!

This 3x3 tournament is gold! Literal duffle bags of cash! Great to see the mid-major players have a chance to get in on this action

03/30/2018 - 1:15pm Only problem with mandating a

Only problem with mandating a winning conference record to make the NCAA basketball tournament is accounting for injuries. Canceling VT is good for playoff odds simply because a 2 loss team is going to be next to impossible to make the playoff, but sad because less good football.

What should be banned is teams scheduling football games more than 3-4 years in advance

03/27/2018 - 6:21pm Sweet baby Jesus we need to

Sweet baby Jesus we need to hit some luck on the OTs

03/20/2018 - 12:15pm This is sports podcast gold -

This is sports podcast gold - insightful analysis and hilarious. Keep it up with this informal format/schedule stuff! More content!

03/11/2018 - 1:33pm Georgia sold their soul in

Georgia sold their soul in football why not hoops too

03/09/2018 - 10:18pm So the committee with bump

So the committee with bump MSU up to a 2 and we’ll be a 3 in Boise

03/08/2018 - 2:07pm Could you imagine how much we

Could you imagine how much we would all hate Z if he went to Wisconsin (his presumed destination before we swept in). How can this guy defense so well and get off circus layups consistently.

03/07/2018 - 5:17pm Get this Federalist political

Get this Federalist political bs off this blog no politics! /s but really this thread is dumb because who cares about those losers, focus on our own team

03/05/2018 - 11:46pm Some of the great writing

Some of the great writing that makes Brian and mgoblog excellent. Go blue!

03/03/2018 - 11:45pm Correlation = causation let’s

Correlation = causation let’s go!!

03/03/2018 - 4:24pm Also fuck jjj for that bush

Also fuck jjj for that bush league foul with 12 seconds left that everyone ignored. He’s really taken to Izzos coaching

03/03/2018 - 4:09pm Fuck you Bridges. Take your

Fuck you Bridges. Take your $40 bitch ass out of here

03/02/2018 - 7:58pm *Doug Foug

*Doug Foug

03/01/2018 - 9:31am Minnesota made a final four

and they just completed a basketball only practice facility, imagine not having that!

03/01/2018 - 9:14am Not saying Minnesota is

Not saying Minnesota is Kentucky or anything but they did make a Final 4 in 97. So not exactly northwestern. They’re the only P5 school in a growing state and the only big ten school in a major city, they should have higher standards

02/28/2018 - 10:14am And the DeVos family has

And the DeVos family has close ties to MSU so... this will be the least informative investigation since MSU’s own internal “independent” review

02/27/2018 - 2:20pm But nowhere else offers the

But nowhere else offers the top level coaching, facilities, and exposure needed to develop into a high draft pick. Your model of “they’re actually students” would only apply if the athletes were held to the same admissions standards as normal students, which isn’t even the case in the Ivy League.

02/27/2018 - 1:45pm Thank you Brian. And it’d be

Thank you Brian. And it’d be helpful if the NCAA mandates lifetime scholarships so the student side of things is taken care of as well. It doesn’t take anything away from college sports if he players get paid. I wonder what the odds are of your fbi investigation yielding an Olympic model for all sports: 20%

02/26/2018 - 3:59pm Brian, so.. like any thoughts

Brian, so.. like any thoughts on how serious the FBI/ college basketball thing is or prediction on if it will create any real change in the system?