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08/21/2018 - 1:29pm Dwumfour leaving early for…

Dwumfour leaving early for the NFL?  Let's see him play more than a half dozen snaps first. 

02/15/2018 - 1:19pm I don't know why people feel

I don't know why people feel compelled to make excuses for Drevno. His resume and history as an OL coach is impeccable? Have you watched the last three years of Michigan football?

01/05/2018 - 12:04pm Yeah, would love to see his

Yeah, would love to see his writing on a more recurring basis

01/05/2018 - 11:36am Yeah he calls in from Hawaii

Yeah he calls in from Hawaii during the winter.  I find his analysis is always pretty sharp, both basketball and football.  Brian seems to agree with him most of the time. 

01/05/2018 - 11:24am Would love to see Craig Ross

Would love to see Craig Ross start contributing to Mgoblog with a weekly column or something. 

12/01/2017 - 1:28pm Or he could UFR every game,

Or he could UFR every game, since there's only 13 every year

12/01/2017 - 1:24pm Why haven't the OSU defensive

Why haven't the OSU defensive and offensive UFR's been posted yet?  

10/23/2017 - 4:00pm This is going to be the best

This is going to be the best thing to ever happen to PFT and Big Cat.  It just emboldens their huge fanbase even more against ESPN. 

10/23/2017 - 2:48pm The development of McSorley

The development of McSorley and Barkley should be a check in Moorhead's favor, not against him. 

10/23/2017 - 12:02pm Jedd Fisch, Mike Yurcich,

Jedd Fisch, Mike Yurcich, anyone whose most recent job wasn't working for the browns?

10/23/2017 - 11:42am Particularly when the passing

Particularly when the passing game looked quite competent under Fisch.  It was a mistake letting him leave. 

10/23/2017 - 11:40am Come on man, Penn State's

Come on man, Penn State's offense was in this exact position just two years ago and they went out and got a top notch OC. It's not unreasonable to expect Harbaugh to find someone just as capable. 

04/23/2017 - 9:47am Getting paid to kick Tom Izzo

Getting paid to kick Tom Izzo in the nuts

03/24/2017 - 1:10pm Love Coach B, but I think he

Love Coach B, but I think he got outcoached in this one.  The minutes Wilson sat really ended up costing us and he finished the game with just two fouls.  This was a game where Duncan was clearly overmatched on the defensive end and yet he played 28 minutes, more than Wilson's 27. 

Also I also would've used a timeout on that final possession.  The shot Walton got ended up being fine, but I think he could've used a quick breather beforehand.  

03/09/2017 - 11:27am No, he wasn't traveling with

No, he wasn't traveling with the team.  He was at the Verizon Center before the team got there (https://twitter.com/ksvoboda/status/839858210127417344).  

And "pushing for the game to be later"?  It's really not that hard.  He should've come out yesterday and said the accident requires the team to move back its travel and we'll have to play the game later.  End of story.  

 

03/09/2017 - 11:10am Warde deserves blame too.

Warde deserves blame too.  He's had the last 24 hours to get them to move the game back.  What has he been doing?

02/10/2017 - 2:43pm Nice

Nice

01/16/2017 - 1:28pm Look at how well we've done

Look at how well we've done in NJ since Partridge came on staff. 

01/16/2017 - 1:26pm Seems like they both might

Seems like they both might belong to Wilcher.  Fwiw, @wilcherthomas hasn't tweeted since November.  And Sam only follows @ThomasWilcher

01/09/2017 - 5:41pm A great hire and certainly

A great hire and certainly one that we can all be proud of.  Welcome Pep!

01/05/2017 - 5:56pm All of these reports about

All of these reports about flights don't just appear out of thin air.  Najee or someone close to him is leaking this stuff. 

01/05/2017 - 3:26pm You gotta love Najee's

You gotta love Najee's no-drama old-school approach to all this.  It's been such a drama free recruitment. 

01/05/2017 - 2:58pm Oh for fuck's sake

Oh for fuck's sake

12/22/2016 - 3:51pm Teddy Greenstein sucks and

Teddy Greenstein sucks and I'm going to kick his ass

05/03/2016 - 4:51pm By the time that elite 8

By the time that elite 8 season ended Wilson, Chatman, Doyle, and Hatch had already committed.  Only Rahkman and Dawkins committed after that Kentucky game.

https://michigan.n.rivals.com/commitments/basketball/2014

05/03/2016 - 3:49pm 2014 recruiting class, coming

2014 recruiting class, coming off a national championship game appearance: 

Dawkins (gone)

Chatman (gone) 

Doyle (gone)

Hatch (done)

Wilson (very limited contributions so far)

Rahkman

 

05/03/2016 - 9:40am You're right, it's not like

You're right, it's not like we've suffered any injuries in recent seasons.  No need for depth.  Probably best to leave that scholarship vacant than fill it with a 5th year senior who has done everything for our program in the last few years.  

05/03/2016 - 9:29am Another disastrous mistake

Another disastrous mistake managing the roster by Beilein.  Who's the next diamond we're going to pluck out of the rough, develop for four years and then ship to a Big Ten rival for his last year (while we do nothing with an empty scholarship I might add)?

03/28/2016 - 9:00am Why is it impossible to

Why is it impossible to judge?  Just like anything else, judge by the results.  In the Stauskas/Mcgary/Burke years he did great, in the last several, not so much.

03/26/2016 - 10:26am But that's why people are

But that's why people are upset.  Bielfeldt was better than Doyle and Donnal last year and he was better than them this year.  Beilein's inability to recognize that cost Michigan this season.

03/19/2016 - 1:31pm One other thing to add to the

One other thing to add to the wish list: some changes to the coaching staff.  Beilein needs to look in the mirror and realize his shortcomings coaching the defensive end.  I'd like him to go out and find a defensive guru to replace Bacari.  There's got to be an assistant on one of the perennial defensive powerhouses like Virginia or Villanova or Uconn who we can offer a substantial raise.  

I wouldn't mind letting Sanderson go either.  At a certain point you need to be judged by results.  And although there have been some physical improvements through the years from guys like Jordan Morgan and Stauskas, we've also seen debilitating injuries each of the last three seasons.  McGary, Horford, Levert (2X), Spike, Walton.  Not to mention the back injury Irvin suffered that Beilein continues to blame for his poor performance.  It's a trend.

03/19/2016 - 1:19pm Donnal's now had three full

Donnal's now had three full years in the program.  He is what he is at this point.  Probably a decent enough big to bring off the bench for 8-10 minutes, but not nearly good enough on either end to justify a starter's role. 

03/19/2016 - 1:17pm And this doesn't include

And this doesn't include Spike if he decides to come back (I don't think you can turn away a fifth year for Spike -- Beilein should have learned his lesson with Bielfeldt). 

I think there are very frank discussions to be had with Doyle, Chatman, and Wilson about the reality that there won't be much playing time for them.  If they want to look elsewhere they should. 

03/07/2016 - 7:15pm Not really sure why you would

Not really sure why you would recruit a kid, develop him for four years and then let him play his best season for one of your biggest rivals.  He was our best big last year and he would have been our best big again this year.  Beilein screwed this one up -- the choice was Bielfeldt or an empty scholarship.  Why on earth would you choose the latter?

03/06/2016 - 12:15pm We've seen enough from Wilson

We've seen enough from Wilson and Chatman to know that neither of them has it.  

02/23/2016 - 11:30pm I don't know, I see that

I don't know, I see that headline and don't worry about the grammar, but instead worry that Beilein continues missing on top recruits

02/13/2016 - 12:52pm Glad to have him back.  Feels

Glad to have him back.  Feels like the most important game of the season so far, with games @OSU and @Maryland coming up next. 

02/12/2016 - 4:31pm I mean, Beilein has been

I mean, Beilein has been completely inconsistent in the way he speaks about this.  First, a month ago the Levert injury was "temporary" (https://twitter.com/BFQuinn/status/687728432864612352).  Then earlier this week he was cleared by everyone and the decision was his to play or not.  Today Beilein says both he and Levert still need to clear him.

Meanwhile the team has been playing terribly.  You can dismiss Duncan Robinson's quote as just "a single tweet from 10 days ago quoting a single player" or you can evaluate this holistically and see a situation that is confusing at best, unstable at worst. 

02/12/2016 - 4:05pm 1) His teammates don't seem

1) His teammates don't seem to have any idea what's going on (https://twitter.com/nickbaumgardner/status/694737411281174528

2) Do you really believe the uncertainty about Levert's injury is having any effect on opponents' preparation?  Indiana, MSU, and Minnesota all seemed to play just fine against us relative to what you'd expect from those teams. 

02/12/2016 - 3:36pm Ok and what's the "strategic

Ok and what's the "strategic benefit" in obfuscating for weeks?  This strategy has hurt the team more than it has helped.  It's become a distraction.  If it weren't a distraction Beilein wouldn't have given such a testy answer to reporters.

02/12/2016 - 3:26pm Agree

For all the fawning media coverage Sanderson has gotten over the last couple years (see here, for example: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/11/michigan_strength_con…), you'd think he'd face a bit of scrutiny for the team's injuries.  And for, you know, being totally manhandled athletically by so many teams on our schedule.

02/12/2016 - 3:02pm Coaches give injury updates

Coaches give injury updates all the time, very often on players who have ambitions of playing professionally.  I don't understand why this case is any different, particularly because every single NBA executive will be aware of Levert's medical history before the draft anyway. 

02/12/2016 - 2:58pm Really?  There's "zero

Really?  There's "zero strategic benefit"?  How about not alienating a huge chunk of your fanbase?  If this thread shows us anything it's that many fans aren't happy with all the mystery surrounding the status of the team's best player. 

02/12/2016 - 2:56pm You don't think any team that

You don't think any team that drafts him will want to learn exactly what this injury was?  What is the point of "covering for him" and obfuscating on all the details when that information is going to come out eventually anyway?

02/12/2016 - 2:33pm Agree on all your points

Agree on all your points except the premise that continuing to sit is what's in his best interest for NBA scouts.  I have to think that the more games he misses with a lower leg injury, the worse it looks.  Even coming back slowly, working his way into the rotation playing 5-10 minutes a game at first would be better for his prospects.  

Gotta say this whole thing reflects poorly on Levert, Beilein, and the training staff.  And Beilein/Levert aren't helping matters by being so secretive about it.  Are they worried that disclosing what the injury is would hurt Levert's draft stock?  Won't that information come out eventually anyway?

02/12/2016 - 2:28pm If an All Big Ten player is

If an All Big Ten player is not "mentally" ready to get back on the court, then that is a big story which should be reported.  If he's not ready conditioning-wise (even though Beilein just said he practiced for an hour the other day), then why doesn't Beilein just say that?  Giving reporters and fans information about the team is part of Beilein's job, we don't need to handle this situation with kid gloves. 

02/12/2016 - 2:22pm Totally agree

Seriously, what is going on here?  He was cleared by the medical staff, so why isn't he playing?  Would be nice if someone who covers Michigan's basketball team could get to the bottom of this.  This is now two years in a row (last year with Walton) that a player went down with a seemingly innocuous injury that turned out to cost them basically the whole season. 

11/30/2013 - 6:13pm yeah, you're right. 

yeah, you're right. 

11/30/2013 - 6:07pm I don't know, I'm sort of

I don't know, I'm sort of glad he's retiring.  He [has political opinions that differ from other people's political opinions]. 

03/21/2011 - 11:28pm Douglas is our best defender

Douglas is our best defender - something that often goes unnoticed.