|01/18/2019 - 5:43pm||Got it, I misunderstood the…||
Got it, I misunderstood the part about the ranking system. I agree long term looks promising, the difficulty in my mind (theoretically) is that we’re reloading our defense this year, next year it’ll be the offense replacing 3 maybe 4 OL, a QB RB and 1-2 WRs, then back to the defense (probably?). Seems like our recruiting classes are unbalanced based on needs, hopefully we can get more balance going forward.
I think Nebraska will be the class of the West starting in 2 years.
|01/18/2019 - 7:34am||3 7th grade offers and 2…||
3 7th grade offers and 2 Friday’s later we’ve finally made it!
|01/17/2019 - 10:55pm||Call me a homer, but why…||
Call me a homer, but why Penn St above Michigan? Lots of turnover, They’re gonna start a 5th year senior QB and Barkley or Sanders aren’t walking back through that proverbial door, I see a significant drop off coming this year.
That said, I think we’re treading water in second. Lost a ton on defense, offense should improve but I just don’t see a “stock up” analysis given that we’re talking about needing 11 wins with half of our d starters returning. Hope I’m wrong...
Iowa down, maybe even, but not up, they lost quite a bit.
Nebraska way up, they finished the year strong, year 2 for Frost and Martinez should build off that.
Rutgers belongs last until they can beat Kansas.
And Fuck Sparty... their stock is down for eternity.
|01/16/2019 - 9:26pm||Aww man, he was a perfect…||
Aww man, he was a perfect cultural fit, public victim shaming has been an accepted practice for a while now, I wonder what changed.
|01/16/2019 - 8:04am||Pass...||
|01/14/2019 - 1:27pm||this looks familiar... it’s…||
this looks familiar... it’s like the CFP no one moves unless they lose. No one takes into account on court performance aside from 1-0 vs 0-1.
|01/13/2019 - 9:28pm||At the begininning of the…||
At the begininning of the season, who woulda thought Z and Big Sleep would be carrying the team with OFFENSE! All Hail Beilein!
|01/11/2019 - 3:36pm||You are wrong... We have one…||
You are wrong... We have one top 100 signee, Zeb Jackson, with an average ranking of 97 vs 0 signees for OSU, MSU also has 0 FWIW.
|01/10/2019 - 11:43pm||Watching that was about as…||
Watching that was about as humorous as a james franklin timeout.
|01/10/2019 - 11:41pm||Charles couldn’t hit…||
Charles couldn’t hit anything, we turned the ball over 11 times before the half and still got outta there with a win. Great game boys!
|01/09/2019 - 8:02pm||Or just drive 1 block down …||
Or just drive 1 block down (first light after the big house) and street park on pauline for free
|01/06/2019 - 8:55pm||This team is fun to watch. …||
This team is fun to watch. Johns was huge tonight, I was skeptical about him being able to be a 5 as a true freshman, but hot damn he pulled down some nice boards and got tips around the rim. Looks like he’ll likely be entrenched into the number 2 role by March.
love the skyhooks by Z, awesome that he added that to his game.
Matthews is a freak athlete, great moment early in the game today where he yelled at the IU a bench and stared them down after an and 1, always brings the intensity.
Jordan Poole is impressive with the ball in his hands, that step back 3 is entertaining and lethal.
Beilein is a great coach and even better human being, I appreciate that he always gets the loudest ovation during intros, much deserved.
We are a basketball school! A very entertaining one at that. Support it and embrace it.
|01/06/2019 - 8:40pm||Beilein seems to be content…||
Beilein seems to be content letting the big guys be high usage. We rarely give help and almost never double. Pardon, big guy from PSU whose name is escaping me, and then today. The formula is working...
|01/05/2019 - 8:01pm||I’d rather have Shea...||
I’d rather have Shea...
|01/04/2019 - 9:52pm||Bobby Knight is not…||
Bobby Knight is not impressed.
|01/04/2019 - 9:45pm||How did you figure this out?…||
How did you figure this out? They play after dark so less people can see how bad they are, unless you live on the west cost. They keep yelling “East coast bias!” hoping no one actually watched. Or “The conference is so deep we beat each other up”. But then Seattle, Princeton, Santa Clara, and Liberty won on the same day, and their cover is blown!
“Worst power conference ever” is thrown around with legitimate stats to support it, and they’re not even close to being second worst.
I guess the better question is how long has it been since the pac12 was good at either sport? Aside for a “1 elite team” scenario...
oh and the board says bowl games are meaningless (until we lose and everyone gets upset and acts like it was important again) so leave that out of your argument /s
|01/04/2019 - 7:39am||I’ve always thought he had…||
I’ve always thought he had too much usage too but he did carry us in the tourney last year with similar usage and shot selection.
|01/04/2019 - 7:32am||And failing to finish at the…||
And failing to finish at the rim when they get there. We’re struggling Inside the three point line but there were nice adjustments that were made when playing against the zone last night as opposed to how we attacked it against Binghamton. We settled for far fewer midrange jumpers but when we did take them, it wasn’t pretty.
|01/03/2019 - 8:46pm||Need to get better at the…||
Need to get better at the rim...
|01/03/2019 - 11:28am||Tempo is hindered by…||
Tempo is hindered by huddling. As I was watching random bowl games I couldn’t help but notice the only teams I saw consistently huddling we’re Iowa, MSU and UM... and none scored 30. I’m sure there are others that huddle, but every top 10 team (except UM) uses a “muddle huddle” or hurry up and is set with 20+ seconds left. As a matter of fact looking at the top 25 I don’t see a team that consistently huddles...
|01/03/2019 - 11:20am||I agree with a Clemson, JH…||
I agree with a Clemson, JH will never spread it out like the big12. In the Clemson offense JH can still play a fullback and/or TE as he likes to do. Spread the field add some tempo, and still maintain his “ball control” offense.
This gives a minimum of 2 wideouts, mostly 3, no more 3 TE/FB sets (please and thank you). DPJ, Nico and Tarik at the same time all the time, YES PLEASE! Add Evans/Charbonnet/both and Mason/ name a TE, that’s as much skill (arguably more) than Clemson has on the field.
|01/01/2019 - 10:15am||There will be a couch…||
There will be a couch burning celebration tonight. First stop Holgersens house.
|01/01/2019 - 9:44am||Give this man (or woman) a…||
Give this man (or woman) a HAIL YEA! What everyone casually forgets is the prediction thread from the beginning of the year that netted us out around 9 wins. Now here we sit with a sour taste in our mouths from watching our team get their asses kicked saying 10 wins isn’t good enough. We have one national championship in most of our lives... one. Harbaugh has put us in position to at least have a shot, is he going to do it? Maybe not (probably not?), but it’s sure as hell fun to be competitive. Enjoy what we’ve got going on and don’t act like anyone else is going to walk through the door and make this better.
Thank you OP, Happy New Year to you!
|12/31/2018 - 1:20pm||This...||
|12/30/2018 - 4:57pm||“Serious issues” and not…||
“Serious issues” and not good enough to be number 1 in the country are different ends of the spectrum. Our expectations are very high and clearly there is room for improvement, they certainly don’t look like a national championship team right now, but I think it’s a little extreme to say there are potentially “serious issues” with a team that is undefeated.
|12/30/2018 - 4:50pm||It had more to do with bad…||
It had more to do with bad shooting than being “unlucky”.
this is a very good team, but not at 2-pt jumpers, as you said they just need to get to the rim more and not settle for junpers. Many times when they took the midrange shots they could have dribbled once and had a higher percentage layup attempt
|12/28/2018 - 11:49pm||This is the first bowl game…||
This is the first bowl game I’ve been truly Interested in after the first half (or quarter). Two “good” teams playing like it matters.
|12/28/2018 - 7:15am||Bang away!
|12/18/2018 - 5:26pm||He’s run a 4-3, 4-2-5 and 3…||
He’s run a 4-3, 4-2-5 and 3-3-5... he doesn’t need to change. The only change would be if he rolled out a 3-4 which I don’t see happening.
|12/16/2018 - 9:17pm||Again... the Jumbotron is…||
Again... the Jumbotron is the issue... you’re so right. Because when I’m watching a basketball game I’m looking at the Jumbotron just waiting for it to tell me what to do. Honestly I think the concept of something telling you what to do when to do it is one of the worst things in sports. It’s forced and fake, go back to Ohio and get yourself some good Jumbotron.
|12/15/2018 - 9:57pm||Don’t attend another game vs…||
Don’t attend another game vs a non conference opponent that is outside the top 200... It’s pathetic you’re bringing this up vs Western Michigan and relating the Jumbotron as part of your displeasure.
Please go to a game vs a quality opponent and let me know if your opinion changes, that’s all I ask.
|12/15/2018 - 9:21pm||It was kids club day many…||
It was kids club day many people had kids on their laps or in their arms (myself included) sorry if I didnt stand at the end of the half against the number 200+ team in the country. I have completely failed as a fan and am ashamed of myself...
Did you go to the big house vs SMU or wait for it... Western Michigan. If you did how was the atmosphere? Spoiler alert!!! it was pretty lame, but fun nonetheless. Wisconsin and Penn St completely different story.
If you want atmosphere go to a different game, UNC was off the charts, Purdue was very fun, maybe try MSU later this year and reassess your “Jumbotron is the source of bad atmosphere” comment
|12/15/2018 - 9:16pm||UNC was absolutely bonkers…||
UNC was absolutely bonkers. Loudest arena I’ve ever been in when they went on the run to start the second half and put the game away.
|12/15/2018 - 9:15pm||Thankfully...||
|12/14/2018 - 7:42am||Doesn’t get much better than…||
Doesn’t get much better than a morning bang.
|12/12/2018 - 8:51am||OSU is a different beast,…||
OSU is a different beast, but I’d rather go to ND and MSU than Wisconsin and PSU.
|12/11/2018 - 1:53pm||It’s one thing to ding them…||
It’s one thing to ding them for not winning a road game it’s entirely different to not even consider them.
|12/04/2018 - 11:54pm||You don’t go 2 for 1 because…||
You don’t go 2 for 1 because you have the lead and don’t want to allow them to extend the game... I’m no basketball mastermind but I don’t know why you would EVER try to give them more time if you’re in the lead...
|12/04/2018 - 11:51pm||Johns is 6’8”... this is not…||
Johns is 6’8”... this is not a “like for like” conparison
|12/04/2018 - 11:48pm||IMO that was a message sent…||
IMO that was a message sent.
|12/04/2018 - 11:47pm||I thought Iggy was playing…||
I thought Iggy was playing with to much emotion and too fast.
Around the 10 minute mark when they were closing the gap he went up to XZ and said something while he was dribbling. XZ in turn gave him the ball on the next two possessions and they were both turnovers because he was sped up and trying to do too much .
Great player, but gotta control the emotions.
|12/03/2018 - 12:49am||Guess he wasn’t that good, i…||
Guess he wasn’t that good, i wish Maizen was here to chime in...
Good luck young fella
|12/02/2018 - 11:27pm||Bluewings
yep you crossed it...
|12/02/2018 - 11:21pm||The Patriot way!||
The Patriot way!
|12/02/2018 - 11:14pm||Take pride in raising a…||
Take pride in raising a division co champion banner!!! /s
I’ll nominate this for a top 10 worst post ever (and that’s saying something)
|12/01/2018 - 9:55pm||Totally agree, this team is…||
Totally agree, this team is special and we need to support it. I went to both the UNC game and todays what a great atmosphere when that place is packed. I’ve never been in a louder arena (or football stadium err hrrm) than when we went on the run to start the second half against UNC.
Cheaper to get in than football and they actually deserve our money!
|11/25/2018 - 8:53pm||I agree with this, I had a…||
I agree with this, I had a hard time understanding why Tru wilson was our there so much. Higdon and Evans should have been damn near exclusive. I think Tru was out there for 4 first and 10s and at one point 4 consecutive plays. I get maybe using him in spot pass pro but you have MUCH better RBs and you can’t convince me they were out of gas.
|11/24/2018 - 9:28pm||If you told me 10-2 with…||
If you told me 10-2 with bookend losses I would have said “you’re rational but I fucking hate you”. And here we sit today.
Nice season, I’ll save my rant about why we can’t break through for another day, tonight I’m just going to concede...
|11/23/2018 - 7:39am||LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!…||
|11/13/2018 - 9:19pm||This committee is full of…||
This committee is full of putzes.
I don’t think a single team has won and dropped more than 1 spot even though teams behind them may have had significantly better wins.
They had their minds made up at the first release and haven’t let on field performance change anything beside loses... that is unless a B1G team loses they drop 6-10 spots. When SEC teams lose they drop 2-4 spots.