|02/08/2016 - 4:22pm||I am young, you caught||
I am young, you caught me.
I'm not trying to lecture you (if it came off that way, it was unintended).
I get that wins matter, but I believe Beilein is a very good coach (and one that is great for Michigan) and I don't think the last 2 years are a strong enough sample size to make me change my opinion. That's my analysis in a nutshell.
The blog seems to disagree, whether it be my age or arguments (or both). It happens.
I am sorry if the blog did not enjoy my portion of the discussion. It has in the past, but that's neither here nor there. I will just move on with my day.
|02/08/2016 - 4:00pm||It's just an example to show||
It's just an example to show other coaches have had periods of slumps after periods of success and that a dramatic shift of opinion in their abilities is not wise.
|02/08/2016 - 3:40pm||Two seasons though.
Two seasons though.
TWO. One and a half really. With injury trouble! That's a horrible sample size to evaluate a coach.
Billy Donovan won back to back titles and then went to the NIT two years in a row. Did he suddenly become a bad coach during that stretch?
Changing an opinion of a coach that quickly is too reactionary.
|02/08/2016 - 3:35pm||RR failed and was fired||
RR failed and was fired because he was a bad fit. Beilein is a good fit and has had success, so I don't see comparison there. Respect is just a factor I believe should be included in evaluation (akin to scouting in baseball).
And if missing the tourney 2 years in a row is such a crime, why did Tommy Amaker get 6 years?
|02/08/2016 - 3:25pm||Funny, I just pulled up the||
Funny, I just pulled up the old "Has Beilein passed Izzo" thread for laughs and you thought Beilein was a hall of famer "guaranteed" and you'd take him over Izzo.
It is insane how much the opinion of this man has changed over 2 years.
|02/08/2016 - 3:16pm||Yes I did. Because I trust||
Yes I did. Because I trust coaches more than I trust mgoblog posters to know what coaching talent is.
You can make whatever analysis you want, but I'm gonna trust the opinions and analysis over other coaches over yours and any other poster's. I think they might know a thing or two more about basketball.
And you completely ignored my argument about why his record is the way it is. Your record is gonna look like that when turning programs around. It takes time. There's more to coaching evaluation than W/L.
|02/08/2016 - 2:46pm||Beilein has some flaws =/=||
Beilein has some flaws =/= Beilein can't coach
Beilein has done some great things at Michigan and this year's offense is still at #16 on kenpom. Fran McCaffery (of the first place Hawkeyes) called him "one of the greatest coaches of our generation."
The defense and recruiting have been frustrating, but knows what he's doing. The other coaches know that. Lots of smart people in basketball know that.
I'm not sure why this fanbase doesn't know that.
|02/08/2016 - 2:04pm||Nothing suggests he's more||
Nothing suggests he's more than solid, really?
How about being respected among his peers? Being voted one of the best offensive coaches in the country? Fellow coaches rave about Beilein.
How aboug going to many different programs that have had no history of success and then laying a foundation of winning? Taking 4 different schools to the NCAA tournament? Winning everywhere he's been?
He doesn't have a spotless W/L record because he took a strange route to get where he is today. Turning around those types of programs doesn't happen overnight and it leaves you with some bad looking W/L records.
And then come on. "Solid" coaches don't win conference championships and a final four in a 3 year stretch.
I get that people are frustrated with the basketball team, but come on. Let's not act like Beilein can't coach.
|02/08/2016 - 12:10pm||The original topic was on 4||
The original topic was on 4 star, #65 247 compositie, Mr. Ohio Basketball front-runner Xavier Simpson.
This seems like a very weird place to complain about recruiting.
|12/24/2015 - 11:50am||Only 1 of those is on the||
Only 1 of those is on the road (@ Minnesota). Penn State is home and neutral court game.
@Ilinois, and Indiana, Northwestern, and Iowa at home are very winnable games. Could be favored in all of them.
@Ohio State and @Wisconsin can be done. They've lost to teams not nearly as good as Michigan on those courts.
|12/24/2015 - 11:30am||Penn State, Rutgers, and||
Penn State, Rutgers, and Minnesota are very bad teams. They play them 5 times.
You can't find 3 more wins on the schedule?
You're underrating this team.
|12/09/2015 - 1:26am||It really isn't||
It really isn't though.
McGary scored points because he could shoot. JMo couldn't shoot so he contributed in other ways. Beilein does not need a 5 who puts up double digit PPG to win.
His lack of scoring points didn't stop them from getting a B1G title outright 2 years ago. Or from getting to the Elite 8 (and damn near another Final 4).
If you think JMo mediocre at best because of PPG, I don't know what to tell you.
|12/09/2015 - 1:02am||Freshman McGary was on a||
Freshman McGary was on a tear. Of course he was gonna start.
You said they were all awful. JMo was far from awful.
He made an all-defensive team. Was good on the glass and took charges like a champ.
Say what you want about Doyle and Donnal, but Beilein and co. did a good job with 2/3 star JMo.
And points per game? It's a guard-oriented system. His job really isn't to score a bunch of points. He's there to set screens, play defense, take charges, and if they leave him alone, he'll dunk it down. He did his job.
|12/09/2015 - 12:48am||And he was excellent for||
And he was excellent for Michigan.
What's your point?
|07/02/2015 - 12:10am||Yeah I'm with you.
Yeah I'm with you.
The Sixers are getting a lot of heat, but at least they have a long term plan: Stink for now to get top draft picks. Eventually (assuming the prospects don't all bust), they'll have a lot of young, cheap talent to win with. They aren't gonna stink forever.
I'm happy if I'm Nik too. The Kings weren't really using him and he'll have a chance to play in Philly.
|06/26/2015 - 1:35pm||So when Saban and Urban do||
So when Saban and Urban do something like this, we call it "dirty" and "classless", but when Harbaugh does it, now it's the "business of winning".
|05/11/2015 - 2:39pm||Will this please, ONCE AND||
Will this please, ONCE AND FOR ALL, put an end to the silly "Beilein can't recruit" narrative.
Just stop spewing that nonsense.
|02/12/2015 - 8:41pm||Was Dave Brandon Obi-Wan?
Was Dave Brandon Obi-Wan?
Did striking him down allow him to rise up as a bunch of students with even more terrible ideas or something?
|12/09/2014 - 3:23pm||Ian Rapoport's reaction was||
Ian Rapoport's reaction was predictable.
|12/02/2014 - 3:44pm||He tried his best, but he||
He tried his best, but he just wasn't the guy for the job.
He got his dream job and lost it today. I can't imagine how sad he must feel.
Thank you Brady Hoke and I hope you are able to find peace.
|11/06/2014 - 7:57pm||Because Dan Wetzel says so, I||
Because Dan Wetzel says so, I guess.
|10/31/2014 - 2:54pm||Worth every penny||
Worth every penny
|10/29/2014 - 11:10am||If that isn't muppet worthy,||
If that isn't muppet worthy, nothing is muppet worthy.
|10/28/2014 - 11:33pm||"I don't read blogs"
"I don't read blogs"
Says the man who literally has his own blog?
|10/26/2014 - 6:57pm||Can I sign up somewhere?||
Can I sign up somewhere?
|10/22/2014 - 9:07pm||Yeah I feel like I missed||
Yeah I feel like I missed something...
|10/21/2014 - 7:46pm||Been saying since ALDS Royals||
Been saying since ALDS Royals wouldn't lose a game.
Sticking to it!
Royals in 4.
|10/16/2014 - 9:36pm||Rule of the internet:
Rule of the internet:
If an opinion exists, no matter how crazy you might think it might seem, someone has it and will rant about it.
|10/12/2014 - 7:47pm||It's Mississippi State. He||
It's Mississippi State. He has the #1 team at Mississippi State. That is really hard to do.
Since I was born, Miss St. has had 9 or more wins TWICE. Dan Mullen has 1 of them (and barring a collapse, he'll have another this year).
A 60% career win percentage is different at Miss St than it is at a powerhouse. Considering his resources and recruiting, it's quite impressive what he's done.
|10/05/2014 - 1:45pm||Oh okay.
Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the info.
|10/05/2014 - 1:39pm||Since he's under contract and||
Since he's under contract and other NFL teams would want him, wouldn't the 49ers trade him rather than fire him?
|10/03/2014 - 9:15pm||DON'T EVEN JOKE ABOUT THINGS||
DON'T EVEN JOKE ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS
|10/03/2014 - 5:10pm||Forgot about DH. Highly||
Forgot about DH. Highly unlikely they let V-Mart get away.
|10/03/2014 - 5:10pm||All fair points.
I just wish
All fair points.
I just wish he'd do more though. Like bringing in another lefty to compete with Phil Coke in spring training. Perhaps instead of spending big on a few guys, spread it out. Sort of like what he did with SS this year, threw a bunch of guys at the wall and went with what stuck.
Maybe could have made a move for Andrew Miller too, but hard to know what they were asking for.
I've probably come off a lot stronger than I wanted too. Dombrowski is one of the best. Just wish he'd try something different for the bullpen.
|10/03/2014 - 4:50pm||It's about a 30 batter swing||
It's about a 30 batter swing of lefties Nathan has had to face more of.
That said, when you split it, per wOBA against, Al Al is better against both lefties and righties than Joe Nathan is.
A 10 inning postseason sample size would not scare me away from using one of the Tigers' better (that's not saying much) RP in Alburquerque in a higher leverage situations.
|10/03/2014 - 4:44pm||The Tigers are still built||
The Tigers are still built pretty well to win next year with some moves
OF JD Martinez
OF Rajai/Platoon Partner (Healthy Dirks?)
3B Nick C
SP Verlander, Price, Porcello, Sanchez, Lobstein or Ray
Bullpen PILE OF FIRE AND SEWAGE
Rotation could be fine if they are willing to roll with Lobstein or Ray. Need an OF. Yasmani Tomas? A CF? (The market for CF is weak). Also need bullpen pieces. Plus, can always trade to move pieces around.
Right moves and the Tigers can compete again next year.
|10/03/2014 - 4:33pm||There are some BABIP and||
There are some BABIP and strand rate luck arguments you could make for Al Al, but basically, across the board, his nubmers have been better.
You can take experience. I'll take the guy with the numbers.
|10/03/2014 - 4:28pm||He signed a 39 year old||
He signed a 39 year old closer and brought in Joba Chamberlain, who stunk for years.
And that was it.
That was never gonna be enough to fix all of the bullpen issues. This collapse really isn't shocking.
|10/03/2014 - 4:22pm||You could make a very strong||
You could make a very strong argument for Alburquerque.
|10/03/2014 - 4:16pm||Bingo.
Ausmus has been
Ausmus has been making horrible decisions all year (most notably, keeping Joe Nathan as closer but there are many more).
That said, bullpen is on Dombrowski. He's had years to fix it, but it still sinks every year. Love Dave, but it's on him.
|10/02/2014 - 10:46pm||I hope you have a nice TV to||
I hope you have a nice TV to watch the games on then.
|10/02/2014 - 4:48pm||Just pointing it out man.||
Just pointing it out man.
|10/02/2014 - 4:31pm||He also endorsed Dave Brandon||
He also endorsed Dave Brandon FWIW
|10/02/2014 - 1:12am||This honestly worries me more||
This honestly worries me more than anything yet if he can spin it well.
Hopefully people see past it.
|10/01/2014 - 12:40pm||Dan Dakich: Master of straw||
Dan Dakich: Master of straw man arguments.
|10/01/2014 - 12:38pm||Yeah Dan does not get it.||
Yeah Dan does not get it.
|09/30/2014 - 9:52pm||I think the data points he||
I think the data points he was referring to are the 2 cokes for tickets and Morris incident.
|09/30/2014 - 7:28pm||We just wanted our voices to||
We just wanted our voices to be heard man.
I sacrificed some of my free time to try and force some change in something I (and all of us here) care about.
If that makes me embarrassing, so be it.
|09/30/2014 - 4:29pm||I will be there, so you can||
I will be there, so you can count on at least 1.
|09/30/2014 - 2:13am||Oh my god this is||
Oh my god this is perfect.
The left penguin is large, waddling and completely clueless. Totally Hoke.
The right penguin you can just tell is a smug son of a gun and wrecks the other penguin without an ounce of compassion or care. Totally Brandon.
A+ gif choice.