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03/25/2018 - 2:43pm I actually think Duke is the worst matchup for us

They might be the most talented team in the tournament. Two lottery picks and the rest of their starting five could go on the first round too.
More than that, Marvin Bagley against Duncan Robinson and Livers looks like a terrible matchup for us. I love the strides Robinson has made on defense but nobody has been able to stop Bagley and his combination of motor, size, and athleticism is a huge problem.
Mo against Wendell Carter should be fun because Carter brings many of the same skills (outside shooting, passing, ball handling) while also being a load in the post. He might even have the quickness to make things difficult for Wagner on the other end.
I do like the matchups at the guard positions for us. The key would likely be if we can knock down threes against Duke's zone.
Nova of course would be just as difficult because of how damn well they play. They have a lottery pick of their own in addition to Brunson.
Let's worry about Loyola first though

03/05/2018 - 10:11am Also

Bagley plays the 4, it would likely be Duncan Robinson/Livers guarding him.  As much as Duncan has improved on that end, Bagley is a different beast.  

Wagner and Teske would have to match up with Wendell Carter, who is a load on the post but also a very good passer who can shoot from the outside.  Wagner can make him defend on the other end, but Carter has surprised scouts with his mobility so this won't be like going against guys like Caleb Swanigan.  

I do like the matchup with the guards.  Trevon Duval is turnover-prone and feel like Z can really get the better of that matchup, and I'm confident in Rahk's ability to penetrate against Grayson Allen.  

Still, Duke is one of the worse matchups for us.  They've been defending extremely well of late.

10/20/2017 - 10:17am "How will history remember this weekend?"

Much more favorably than it will remember your dad aiding and abetting a pedophile or your students overturning two news van when he was held accountable (did they do that "with class" too?).  

10/20/2017 - 10:15am I grew up in CT

So I know a lot more people who went to Penn State than MSU or OSU.  They are absolutely insufferable.

I actually talked to one Penn State fan who said he would rather have what happened to PSU's football program than lose a game to Appalachian State.  One of the most disgusting things I've ever heard.

It's unlikely but I hope for one game, Michigan can just mercilessly destroy this team.

10/14/2017 - 7:50pm Van Wilder

Let's do it

10/02/2017 - 11:11pm WHERE BROOKLYN AT

As a New Yorker, I'm happy to have a local guy to root for.  Make us proud!

09/28/2017 - 11:10pm Led Zeppelin

Kashmir

09/28/2017 - 2:40pm This guy?

09/27/2017 - 5:05pm Never. Fucking. Forget

09/25/2017 - 2:17pm Interesting fact

James Earl Jones actually had a speech impediment as a child:

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/james-earl-jones-returns-broadway/

09/11/2017 - 11:22am Cox-Graham

Is the Eagles' version of Hurst-Gary

09/11/2017 - 11:20am I'm an Eagles fan

Graham will eat this year.  He's been underrated but advanced stats love him, and playing next to Jernigan and Fletcher Cox is going to get a lot of great matchups.  Loved seeing him destroy Cousins.

Maybe it's because I follow both teams closesly, but the Eagles and Michigan remind me quite  bit of each other this year.  The strongest position group for both teams is by far the defensive line, helped by creative defensive coordinators (Jim Schwartz is Eagles' defensive coordinator).

Both teams feature heady quarterbacks in their second years as starters who are great at avoiding the pass rush and extending plays but struggle with accuracy.  Both Speight and Wentz receive numerous comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger.  

Hopefully, I'll get to see Brandon Graham destroy Ezekiel Elliott later this season too.

04/02/2017 - 10:47am I mean who did T-Mac have on his team though?

Grant Hill never played (sad...they really could have been special together) with him due to injuiries.  Yao pretty much the same thing.  You could say AIr Canada I guess, but McGrady was still very young when he was in Toronto.

Give T-Mac Peja Stojakovic, Vlade, Brad Miller, Mike Bibby, Bobby Jackson and then let's talk.  C-Webb had game but T-Mac's playoff record shouldn't count against him.

04/02/2017 - 10:47am I mean who did T-Mac have on his team though?

Grant Hill never played (sad...they really could have been special together) with him due to injuiries.  Yao pretty much the same thing.  You could say AIr Canada I guess, but McGrady was still very young when he was in Toronto.

Give T-Mac Peja Stojakovic, Vlade, Brad Miller, Mike Bibby, Bobby Jackson and then let's talk.  C-Webb had game but T-Mac's playoff record shouldn't count against him.

04/02/2017 - 10:44am Lol

Webber was not an "OK pro".  In addition to being a five-time all star and a 20-10-5 guarantee for a while, he was the best player on some loaded Kings teams, one of which got robbed of a Finals appearance (and likely title) by some Kobe love from the officials.  Stop it

04/02/2017 - 10:41am Do you even NBA, bro?

Go back and watch Tracy McGrady highlights.  He was Lebron before Lebron

04/02/2017 - 10:40am Putting T-Mac ahead of Webber

Is NOT a head-scratcher.  More All Star games, All-NBA teams.  And for about two years before injuries set in, he was kinda LeBron.  

Bill Self is definitely a head-scratcher.

03/22/2017 - 12:20am Kindly

Fuck off

03/19/2017 - 10:10pm A lot of it

Has to do with dribble penetration.  Quick guards get in the paint and our bigs help, leaving us vulnerable on the glass.  That's how Jawun Evans could go 10/23 and still wreak havoc with "Kobe asssists".  

It's a bit by design.  I don't think our perimeter defenders are bad or slow, but our defense is designed to prevent 3 point shots at all costs...doing that AND stopping penetration AND cleaning the glass is quite tough these days, especially with the new foul rules.  

03/19/2017 - 3:47pm Fuck that

I want the Warriors. Wagner and Wilson will eat up draymond and KD and Walton will break steph's ankles. GO BLUE

03/15/2017 - 9:28am It wasn't quite so binary for me

I won't lie, after Marquette and SMU I was thinking B1G contender and at least Sweet 16.  That was obviously a bit premature, and after that Illinois loss I was not quite a fire Beileiner, but I was starting to wonder if it might be best (for both parties) to part ways.  

THen, gradually my expectations started to grow again.  The first major jolt fo enthusiasm was the Indiana blowout, but I kept my expectations tempered after  the loss to Ohio State.  I was confident we'd make the tournament after the State blowout, but I still thought it would be more similar to last year, or one of the Novak teams that pushed a high seed but ultimately fell.  

Beating Purdue at home is what told me "When clicking, this team is dangerous enough to beat anybody and they're starting to click a lot more often."  That's still where I'm at now.  

03/14/2017 - 7:22pm Yeah

That game should have ended with Kate Upton fucking one of our point guards, not the refs fucking our point guards!

03/14/2017 - 3:08pm Well

Considering LaVar Ball just said he would have smoked Michael Jordan in one-on-one (LaVar Ball of the whopping 2.2 ppg average at Washington State), he's got Dakich handily beat in the "Outlandish Statements Made by Fathers of Players in the NCAA Tournament" category.

03/12/2017 - 11:15am Is Khalil Iverson

Related to Allen?

02/19/2017 - 10:45pm Talking about next year

Of course

02/19/2017 - 10:45pm Without a proven point guard

(Not discounting the fact that X has emerged as a playmaker), I'd argue he should be option 1b with Wagner. He's a good passer and combined with his IQ running more sets with him out of the high post should be explored. If you want to stick with pick and roll make him a draymond, but let him create!

02/19/2017 - 10:33pm How do you get DJ more involved on the glass?

I feel a similar frustration with porzingis' role on the Knicks. Neither player is soft, both have shown an ability to rebound well, but their roles make it difficult (spending a lot of time on offense on perimeter, having so many help defense responsibilities). Very tough balance to strike. KG, Bosh might be good examples to learn from

02/19/2017 - 10:29pm This is NOT a fire beilein comment

DJ Wilson is a very unique player given his history, development, and unique skillset. Even a Gregg popovich would find it challenging to tap all his potential.
But the guy can do thing most other players simply cannot. He simply has to be involved more. He had two points against Wisconsin and tonight could have done a lot more. It's no easy task and this is, again, not a knock on Beilein's coaching ability, but empowering him to dictate the game more has so much upside that it has to be explored, not least because he has the passing ability to ignite all the shooters around him as well as creating shots for himself.

02/19/2017 - 10:29pm This is NOT a fire beilein comment

DJ Wilson is a very unique player given his history, development, and unique skillset. Even a Gregg popovich would find it challenging to tap all his potential.
But the guy can do thing most other players simply cannot. He simply has to be involved more. He had two points against Wisconsin and tonight could have done a lot more. It's no easy task and this is, again, not a knock on Beilein's coaching ability, but empowering him to dictate the game more has so much upside that it has to be explored, not least because he has the passing ability to ignite all the shooters around him as well as creating shots for himself.

02/19/2017 - 10:29pm This is NOT a fire beilein comment

DJ Wilson is a very unique player given his history, development, and unique skillset. Even a Gregg popovich would find it challenging to tap all his potential.
But the guy can do thing most other players simply cannot. He simply has to be involved more. He had two points against Wisconsin and tonight could have done a lot more. It's no easy task and this is, again, not a knock on Beilein's coaching ability, but empowering him to dictate the game more has so much upside that it has to be explored, not least because he has the passing ability to ignite all the shooters around him as well as creating shots for himself.

02/13/2017 - 11:31am We have Kyrie Irving

Not Julius Erving

02/06/2017 - 1:24pm Is Judge Culpepper

Related to Daunte?

12/13/2016 - 7:44pm Point forward

We have two 6'10" players with plus athleticism, ball skills, and the ability to shoot.  Beilein should look into putting more on their plates and perhaps by next year we can be running the majority of our offense through them.  Wilson seems a bit more suited for the point forward role and was reputed to be a strong passer out of high school.

Beilein ran a two-guard offense at WVU with a heavy dose of Pittsnoggle, and I'd like to see a return to similar principles.  Spread offenses can be run through a big, particularly a skilled one.  Look at Joakim Noah in his near-MVP year with the Bulls.  

It seems highly unlikely that Simpson or Brooks will be a big-time playmaker off the bat next year; Wilson and Wagner seem to have tremendous potential there and it shouldn't be wasted.  And surrounding them with Poole and Livers can create a ton of space.  

Rahk, Poole, Livers, Wilson, Wagner looks like the move to me.  Matthews, whoever wins the Simpson/Brooks battle for backup, Duncan, Teske off the bench.  

12/06/2016 - 8:50pm I don't want Clemson to beat OSU

I want Clemson to destroy and absolutely obliterate the assholes so bad that Urban quits.  

The asshole secondary is tough (and is allowed to get away with absolute murder), but if Watson can have success running the ball against the asshole defense I think it could get ugly.  I think Clemson defense will contain the asshole offense similar to how we did.

 

11/28/2016 - 3:33pm Are the refs

From Saturday dominated?  Assisted OSU better than any other administrators in the country.  YOU DA REAL MVP

11/27/2016 - 12:06pm I've gone back and forth on this

But I don't agree.  The defense had been outplaying osu's offense all day.  If you go for two (or go for it on 4th down in the subsequent overtime) you are taking the game out of the hands of Taco and Co. and relying on an offensive line that has been dubious all day.  The chance of picking up 2 yards was not too high.  

And in fact, we were a blown first down call away from being vindicated on the decision.  And if you don't buy that, we outschemed OSU on the play before.  The defense was clearly fatigued and that lends credence to your side...but I simply don't think the chances of picking up 2 yards on a given play against OSU was very high.

11/22/2016 - 3:49pm I've seen enough polls

To last a lifetime this year.  Ugh

11/01/2016 - 4:45pm I became a Michigan fan

In 2007, which is when I matriculated.  I grew up a Syracuse fan as my dad went there (I grew up in CT), but inherited a pretty fierce hatred for Ohio State because he grew up in the same neighborhood with a huge tool (like everybody in the neighborhood hated this guy) who ended up going to Ohio State.  So my dad always rooted against them and so did I.

So my hatred for Ohio State predates even my Michigan fandom.

10/31/2016 - 1:46pm He said WR/TE

Too bad Harbaugh hasn't shown any proclivity for getting the most out of TE's...

I mean seriously there has to be mutual interest right?  We were recruiting him (via Hoke) out of high school?

10/31/2016 - 12:18am Glad to see

We didn't fall after playing like hot garbage on Saturday

10/22/2016 - 10:14pm I'M FROM N-E-W JERZ WHERE SPARTAN KILLERS OCCUR

10/11/2016 - 10:01pm I wonder if Khalid Hill has...

acquaintances in Atlanta

08/01/2016 - 12:59pm A little low for Butt, no?

I mean it's likely he'll be a first round pick...

06/01/2016 - 4:21pm Mo Weezy Doe

Mo Weezy Doe

03/25/2016 - 12:25pm Is Naytron Culpepper

Related to Dante?

03/18/2016 - 3:45pm COME ON MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

LETS GO.  Also Cal but mostly MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

03/17/2016 - 7:40am It may have taken a while for the bulb to come on for Wagner

And he still does need to put on weight...guarding the girthy B1G centers is asking a lot of a freshman who hasn't seen a college weight room.  I do wish Wagner had played more, but I'm willing to give Beilein the benefit of the doubt on that.

Dakich decision, on the other hand, is inexcusable.  If Beilein tries that against Demetrius Jackson Michigan will be in big trouble.  

03/11/2016 - 5:27pm If UConn gets in over us because of that shot...

Ugh

03/01/2016 - 12:09pm Thanks

Beilein

02/27/2016 - 12:23pm Stupid question

Is Khalil Iverson related to Allen?