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01/22/2019 - 8:59pm I slowed my tv down as far…

I slowed my tv down as far as I could and I can't tell if he got it off.  

01/22/2019 - 8:39pm I don't think having a…

I don't think having a weight limit is going to have much of an effect.  It's not like Marcus Ray would have come close to 250 lbs when he was playing, and look at him now.

01/22/2019 - 8:21pm If it's a per game stat, the…

If it's a per game stat, the reason is probably that we are one of the slowest tempo teams (#316 nationally per kenpom) in the country, so other teams just get more possessions per game.

01/22/2019 - 8:02pm You'd think that could be a…

You'd think that could be a flagrant 1 without the review.  Everyone and their mother saw the play.  Why the need to huddle in front of a monitor?

01/22/2019 - 11:23am Thanks Magnus, I made the…

Thanks Magnus, I made the mistake of using Mgoblog's depth chart, which it turns out is missing Perry, Pesek-Hickson, Anthony Solomon, Keegan, and Cornelius Johnson, and still includes Eric Gray.  That should probably be fixed.  

01/21/2019 - 6:56pm Are we over the limit?  We…

Are we over the limit?  By my count, we had 4 players leave early, Ulizio is in the transfer portal, Aubrey Solomon transferred, and O'Maury Samuels was dismissed from the program.  Even if Ulizio were to return, that leaves 11 current juniors (by eligibility) next year, 21 sophomores, 29 freshmen, and 23 incoming.  That's 84 players.  

01/19/2019 - 1:10pm He's 1-10 over the last 4…

He's 1-10 over the last 4 games (counting this one).  He had a 3 against Illinois.

01/16/2019 - 8:45pm Can he help with my dog's…

Can he help with my dog's anal glands?

01/15/2019 - 6:03pm (No subject)

01/14/2019 - 10:48pm You're probably right. I…

You're probably right. I think I was conflating losing Battle with losing the battle (ha!) for Cassius Winston, and then signing X right after that.  Gotta say that I'm happy with how all that worked out at this point though.

01/14/2019 - 10:42pm I hope we are.  Maryland…

I hope we are.  Maryland blew that lead and almost lost.  

01/14/2019 - 10:32pm If Battle didn't decommit,…

If Battle didn't decommit, then Zavier Simpson would be elsewhere also.   I doubt we'd take 2 PG in that class.

01/14/2019 - 9:39pm Also, Wisconsin is down 33…

Also, Wisconsin is down 33-15 at halftime at Maryland.  Only 3 players have scored for them.  I'm not that scared of them.  

01/14/2019 - 9:35pm I can see your BPONEr…

I can see your BPONEr through your jeans.

01/14/2019 - 9:33pm Yeah, this is still a bad…

Yeah, this is still a bad loss for Duke at home to a team that came into the game squarely on the bubble (a frequent location for Syracuse, it seems).  I was just trying to add context as to how it even happened.  It's tough to beat anyone when you miss 34 3-pointers in a single game.  

01/14/2019 - 9:26pm This thread is already off…

This thread is already off the front page.

01/14/2019 - 9:25pm I was going to post mine but…

I was going to post mine but this one went up before the game ended.  

01/14/2019 - 9:21pm Tre Jones was hurt in the…

Tre Jones was hurt in the first half, Cam Reddish was out with an illness, Duke's starters were 5-33 from 3 as a group (including 0-10 from Jack White), and Syracuse made a ton of tough shots, including a 70-footer to end the first half.   

Big win for Cuse, and an opportunity for Michigan to claim the #1 spot with a win Saturday.

RJ Barrett ended up 8-30 (!) from the field.  Ouch.

01/11/2019 - 12:00pm I mean, isn't that what…

I mean, isn't that what Rutgers is for?

01/09/2019 - 9:18pm Rutgers should be…

Rutgers should be temporarily awarded Ohio State's former conference room at the Residence Inn Ann Arbor.  

01/06/2019 - 4:40pm Me, for one.  Because the…

Me, for one.  Because the Cleveland area has a real vested interest in the NFL playoffs, apparently.  

01/06/2019 - 4:38pm As someone who doesn't live…

As someone who doesn't live in Indiana or Michigan, fuck you CBS.

01/05/2019 - 7:26pm First non-shootout win in 7…

First non-shootout win in 7 weeks.  3 one-goal losses (one in OT), two SO wins, three SO losses, and the draw in the GLI 3rd place game.  0 true wins in 9 games, and we were only outscored by 3 goals in those games. 

This was a great time to break that string.  Lots of work to do to make the tournament, but the opportunity is there.

01/05/2019 - 7:21pm Empty netter! Fuck yeah!

Empty netter! Fuck yeah!

01/05/2019 - 6:33pm The good news is that there…

The good news is that there are lots of opportunities to move up in the rankings, because we have this game and one more in February at RPI #4 ND, a home series with RPI #8 Penn State, and four games against RPI #3 OSU.  If we can go over .500 in those games, a tournament bid could be in play.  Road wins get an extra RPI premium as well, so this would be a huge win.

01/03/2019 - 8:55pm Is winter break over yet?  I…

Is winter break over yet?  I know the ticket office was trying to sell student tickets yesterday. 

12/29/2018 - 1:13pm Ol' Woods!

Ol' Woods!

12/29/2018 - 12:57pm Florida split out the RB and…

Florida split out the RB and lined their fastest WR (Toney) up at RB.  Long was in man on Toney.

12/29/2018 - 12:50pm The good news for you is…

The good news for you is that it's summer in Bolivia.

12/29/2018 - 12:36pm It was a screen.  He can…

It was a screen.  He can block downfield legally.

12/29/2018 - 12:17pm Great defensive start. 

Great defensive start. 

12/28/2018 - 12:36pm 1. Who wasn't? That's not…

1. Who wasn't? That's not the achievement it once was.

2. They lost to 4 unranked opponents this year, including a 28-point loss to Vanderbilt and a 32-point loss to App. State.  They're also graduating a 4-year starter at QB.  Maybe they aren't Baby Seal U., but that's still a cupcake for a team expected to be in the top 10.

12/27/2018 - 8:09pm Half of ND's opponents were…

Half of ND's opponents were ACC teams too, so I wouldn't go betting the house on them.

12/22/2018 - 4:31pm Good to see Johns getting a…

Good to see Johns getting a little first half run.  Air Force is a bad matchup for Davis anyway, but hopefully in Johns has been earning more playing time in practice.

12/20/2018 - 11:21pm You forgot "once coached by…

You forgot "once coached by Brady Hoke."

12/19/2018 - 8:48am 65% of the time, he's right…

65% of the time, he's right every time.

12/18/2018 - 5:07pm What's his pad level like…

What's his pad level like though?

12/18/2018 - 8:46am I regret that I have but one…

I regret that I have but one downvote to give for this post.

12/15/2018 - 10:18pm I don't think it's acting.

I don't think it's acting.

12/15/2018 - 1:05pm Yeah, so far it's a…

Yeah, so far it's a competitive game, but I wouldn't call it a particularly well-played one on either side.  Kansas should be up by 10-15 right now, but they've gone out of their way to keep Nova in it.

12/10/2018 - 2:58pm I'll believe that was…

I'll believe that was Sideshow Bob when I hear him sing the entire score of HMS Pinafore.  

12/09/2018 - 8:15pm Great.  Now the NCAA is…

Great.  Now the NCAA is going to investigate Chase's grandma.  

12/08/2018 - 2:48pm Kentucky-Seton Hall was…

Kentucky-Seton Hall was absolutely crazy.  Great job by the Hall to come back after the half-court buzzer beater at the end of regulation.

12/07/2018 - 10:26pm Ugh. There goes the PP.

Ugh. There goes the PP.

12/06/2018 - 12:10pm I think we need more…

I think we need more interconference games, not fewer.  Right now most teams play one nonconference P5 team, if that.  The SEC is asserted to be the best conference on Day 1 and is never challenged on that until bowl season, when it's too late.  The B1G almost (dammit) went undefeated in bowl season last year and yet can't get its champion into the playoff the following year (not that I'm complaining). Teams and conferences should have to prove their strength on the field against similar competition, not by beating up on local FCS schools like the SEC does.

There are currently 64 teams in P5 conferences.  I suggest realignment that returns us to 6 major conferences, some of which have 10 teams and some with 12.  You can form a conference resembling the former Big East out of Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, West Virginia, Pitt, UConn, Syracuse, BC, Virginia Tech, and someone else (maybe Miami). Put Nebraska, Missouri, and A&M back in the Big XII where they belong. You have 12 in the PAC-12, Big XII, and SEC, 10 each in the Big 10, ACC, and the new Big East. 

Now you mandate that each league member plays at least 2 nonconference games against other "Power 6" teams.  If teams want to play 9 conference games, they can do that too, but at the cost of a guarantee game against a cupcake. 

Now scrap the conference championship games.  That's when you play the first week of the playoffs, with higher seeds having home field advantage.  Playoff selection is the Sunday after Thanksgiving at noon, and games are split between Fox and ESPN the following Saturday, as they are now.  Split the TV contract among the major conferences, with a minor conference getting a cut if they make it in; that way they are still getting their money as they would from a conference championship game.  (Or just split the "FBS" into two different championship levels so UCF can play for a Group of 5 championship.)  After that first week, the winners play in the semifinals as they are, and losers can still play in bowl games like everyone else.

 

12/05/2018 - 11:58pm Keep in mind though that…

Keep in mind though that Villanova has flamed out early a number of times.  Nova made the Final Four in 2009.  They didn't reach the Sweet 16 again until 2016, when they won the championship.  In the interim, they missed the tournament once, lost two 8-9 games, and lost as a #1 or #2 seed in the second round three times.  They also memorably lost to Wisconsin in the second round as the #1 overall seed in 2017.

Beilein took over a program with significantly less recent (at the time) success. He got to the tournament faster (2 years vs. 4), has missed only one tournament this decade (same as Wright), and has only been upset twice in the tournament (2012 vs OHIO and 2014 vs. very underseeded Kentucky). Beilein is also undefeated in 8-9 and 7-10 games, and won as a 14 seed while at Richmond.  Beilein teams have a history of overperforming in the tournament and Jay Wright's Villanova teams generally don't.

 

12/05/2018 - 7:46pm The B1G's nonconference…

The B1G's nonconference success (apart from Illinois) is going to be very helpful come March.  13 teams in the top 100 in NET, with Illinois at 127. All 14 teams are top 100 on KenPom at the moment.  That's a lot of quad 1 and 2 wins available in conference.

12/05/2018 - 7:39pm Livers should be the backup…

Livers should be the backup 5 and play it like Wagner.  He's not at that level, obviously, but he's been shooting well enough to pull the opposing 5 outside and open up driving lanes.

12/05/2018 - 7:16am Yeah, I should have given…

Yeah, I should have given Morgan more credit. He was the starter for most of the 2012-13 season as well. He sort of disappeared for much of the tournament as McGary emerged but stepped up big on defense late against Kansas, and more memorably against Syracuse.  

Anyway, we can't expect Johns to be at that level defensively quite yet, but he should be able to give some decent minutes off the bench at the 5. How many B1G centers are 6'10" or above?

12/05/2018 - 1:13am Good point, I had forgotten…

Good point, I had forgotten the impact of preseason projections.