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06/11/2018 - 10:50pm Any idea if something…

Any idea if something similar could be made by MGoBlog? Does Brian's Twitter automatically tweet front page post alerts, or does he do that manually? If an additional alert account could be made for Diaries and Board Posts, I think it'd be a huge help for members.

06/06/2018 - 5:53pm It'd be nice just to have an…

It'd be nice just to have an app for the board. I have no issue reading front page content on the wctuac site, but the board is confusing as hell on the site (as opposed to the basic Android app). The website arranges posts by last comment date. Is there a way to organize by the time they were posted? That's why I liked the app -- it'd just show "posted 45 mins ago" "posted 2 hours ago" "posted 4 hours ago" and so on. It was an easy way to check for breaking news without hopping on the site or on Twitter.

05/13/2018 - 11:24pm What happened to that O-Lineman that flipped to

What happened to that O-Lineman that flipped to Stanford last minute? Totally can't remember his name. The kid that had a connection to Poggi. Has he done anything so far in his career?

05/11/2018 - 2:53pm I'm not saying the trips

I'm not saying the trips should be viewed as payment. I'm saying that the trips are something that Harbaugh figured out to legally (by NCAA means) add value to his players college experience, that other players at other schools are not enoying. It's not direct compensation, but it's definitely a great benefit.

05/11/2018 - 2:49pm That's what it cost the

That's what it cost the University, but how much would it cost to take 5 separate trips to Europe on your own after college? All travel, hotels, food, activities, and so on completely paid for. If a game show told you that you won all-expenses paid vacations to Rome, Paris, and three other European destinations, I'm guessing that wouldn't be viewed as a weak prize ...

05/11/2018 - 12:48am The current 2nd year players are probably going to

The current 2nd year players are probably going to get $100k+ each in vacation and travel value if these Rome and Paris type trips keep happening for their full 4 (or 5) years. Pretty sweet deal for the players.

05/08/2018 - 10:31pm Sometimes I blend the three together -- find a

Sometimes I blend the three together -- find a hooker who will let me snort coke off her ass and do a Sudoku on her back. It's been a little more difficult to come by since Backpage got closed down though.

05/08/2018 - 10:18pm Hookers, Blow, Sudoku. No particular

Hookers, Blow, Sudoku. No particular order.

05/07/2018 - 5:59pm Why isn't Bluiett a pro

Why isn't Bluiett a pro prospect? He's got the size and the three ball. Is he not a great athlete or something? I didn't watch him much at Xavier, but I saw him tear through the Indiana HS tournament.

04/29/2018 - 10:11pm Probably just a super small signing bonus at best

Probably just a super small signing bonus at best I'd assume. Camp arm.

04/28/2018 - 10:58pm He is the best QB in the draft, just not at

He is the best QB in the draft, just not at football. Huge caveat.

04/28/2018 - 10:13pm Well, at least they'll know who to give the ball

Well, at least they'll know who to give the ball to if they're in the Super Bowl and need to score from the goalline to clinch a Championship.

04/28/2018 - 12:48pm I liked the story of his rape defense or whatever

I liked the story of his rape defense or whatever the issue was -- "I was too high to want to have sex with anyone"

04/17/2018 - 5:25pm Not the exact same situation, but it immediately

Not the exact same situation, but it immediately made me think of the social media threats by Jonathan Martin (former Miami Dolphin).

04/11/2018 - 7:45pm Those must be some big ass

Those must be some big ass herpes.

04/11/2018 - 1:03am Who has the torrent? C'mon

Who has the torrent? C'mon

04/09/2018 - 11:23pm C'mon man, have some decency. Don't just spew out

C'mon man, have some decency. Don't just spew out non-sense. A bag of white, Christian, family-man dicks only. Ole Miss has standards sir.

04/09/2018 - 11:18pm That's 100x worse in my book. In the words of

That's 100x worse in my book. In the words of Snoop D-O-double-gizzle, "It ain't no fuuuun if the homies can't haaaaave none."

04/09/2018 - 9:34pm Try going incognito in

Try going incognito in Chrome, or private in Firefox

04/09/2018 - 8:42pm How do they find time to

How do they find time to practice?

04/09/2018 - 2:29pm Ferrero Rocher hazelnut

Ferrero Rocher hazelnut truffles.

04/09/2018 - 2:16pm kinky

kinky

04/08/2018 - 7:45pm I thought the framework of the coaching staff was

I thought the framework of the coaching staff was an issue, but I'm purely guessing. It took two guys to call plays, and that's assuming Harbaugh wasn't calling any as well. Drevno was supposed to worry about the offensive line, but also had to worry about when he'd be called upon to chime in with a run play. Pep is calling pass plays and then giving motivational telephone calls to the QBs between possessions. Harbaugh is giving feedback to the QBs before and after Pep calls. There were some serious blurred lines between the offensive responsibilities. Maybe that works just fine in practice, but I thought it looked clunky on gameday. There were a lot of times when neither the QBs nor the OCs knew which QB was going to be in the game, because that was Harbaugh's call and he was caught up in the game. Felt like sometimes 3 different guys had to make a decision just to get a play in.

04/08/2018 - 7:27pm The whole point was to show the personalities of

The whole point was to show the personalities of the players and coaches. It's not like we're creeping on their snaps or tweets. They agreed to be on a reality show basically. What should we be talking about?

04/08/2018 - 7:15pm I was surprised Khalid Hill got zero face time in

I was surprised Khalid Hill got zero face time in the documentary. He seems like an easy pick.

04/08/2018 - 7:13pm What ever happened to Khalid Hill in the bowl

What ever happened to Khalid Hill in the bowl game? Did that ever come out? I don't recall seeing him play, could be wrong.

04/08/2018 - 1:58pm I'm not sure he lost control, because he kept it

I'm not sure he lost control, because he kept it together until the game was over. I saw it more as a guy who gave his all, and realized it wasn't enough. I think he was physically and mentally spent. It also felt like he was more upset about not winning it for his teammates (seniors) than he was about anything that had to do with himself. He's a very interesting guy. He goes from the calmest of calm people to an absolutely crazy person, with virtually no transition phase. I don't know if he goes somewhere in his head to get himself like that, or if he does it when he feels like the team needs a spark, or if certain things just randomly trigger it ... but it's Jekyll & Hyde.

04/08/2018 - 3:52am I definitely noticed his car. His whole family

I definitely noticed his car. His whole family also moved to Michigan after he enrolled. Maybe it's a family member's car, maybe his family really believes in his abilities and took out a loan for him to get a new Camaro. But yeah, if an OSU player had a brand new Camaro and his whole family relocated to the Columbus area from Florida, then I'm sure we'd draw some conclusions.

04/08/2018 - 3:44am I feel like Jim Harbaugh goes through phases of

I feel like Jim Harbaugh goes through phases of having a gut and not having a gut on almost a month to month basis. Or he wears a girdle sometimes.

04/08/2018 - 3:40am And 12 copies of the same blazer or sportcoat

And 12 copies of the same blazer or sportcoat

04/08/2018 - 3:38am Brown is cerebral too though. He was damn near

Brown is cerebral too though. He was damn near predicting the future when he was drawing up plays on the whiteboard and telling guys who would pop free on pass rushes ... or when he knew the Florida lineman would have to choose which arm to cut off when they flooded his side.

04/08/2018 - 3:35am I thought Harbaugh was going to be more involved

I thought Harbaugh was going to be more involved (or involved at all) with playcalling. Also, the coaches seemed to know when plays weren't going to work. The most notable play was the fumbled handoff to the TE (McKeon or Gentry?). Pep said something about not liking the play. Harbaugh said something about "who is in there?" and then, boom, fumbled TE handoff. Then Harbaugh tells the TE that he (Harbaugh) should have killed then play with a timeout. Maybe Hill was injured or something and somehow they got the wrong personnel in and didn't realize it until the play was called? I dunno, but it's kind of ironic that we were all screaming and posting about "why the f do you run that play, and why run it to a TE that has never taken a handoff, wtf wtf wtf" ... and it turns out the coaches were saying the same thing. At least we know they didn't outsmart themselves with some dumb play design, it was likely just a play meant for a player who wasn't in the game when they usually would be (Mason/Hill I'd guess) or something along those lines.

04/08/2018 - 3:26am I think Pep was ready to move on to Peters well

I think Pep was ready to move on to Peters well before Harbaugh. Maybe JH locked in a little too hard on Wilton and JOK bc he invested so much time trying to make them serviceable -- like some weird sunk cost effect. When Peters went down and JOK came back in, Pep was NOT thrilled, lol. He said something like "Ok John's coming in ---- he's played before ----" and then he paused bc he couldn't think of anything positive to say about JOK taking the reigns.

04/07/2018 - 8:31pm I'll never question whether or not Rashan Gary

I'll never question whether or not Rashan Gary cares, and I'll never question his motor.

04/07/2018 - 10:14am I don't think he's hitting .280 ... that's a damn

I don't think he's hitting .280 ... that's a damn good average in the today's baseball, which is full of shifts and strikeouts.

04/07/2018 - 10:10am DH

DH

04/07/2018 - 10:10am MadBum could probably do decently if he DH'd daily

MadBum could probably do decently if he DH'd daily like Ohtani is doing. His average would be low (.200 maybe) but he'd hit quite a few dingers.

04/06/2018 - 11:20pm It's still fun to wake up every game day Saturday

It's still fun to wake up every game day Saturday morning though.

04/03/2018 - 3:36am Livers scoring really faded down the stretch this

Livers scoring really faded down the stretch this season. Maybe the postseason stage was too big for him in his freshman year, but I really thought he was developing during the regular season.

04/03/2018 - 3:34am MAAR is the man. Everything about him is

MAAR is the man. Everything about him is different; from his name, to his recruiting profile, to his demeanor. I don't think we'll see anybody quite like him again. I'm glad he (and Duncan) got to play as many games as possible this season.

04/03/2018 - 2:03am They guy was hitting from NBA range, you had to

They guy was hitting from NBA range, you had to respect his jumper all the way to the hashes. He was quick enough to get around Zavier. He had enough lift to shoot over MAAR. He had enough ups to finish at the rim without being chase-blocked by Matthews. The guy was feeling it. He's basically Stauskas -- maybe better. He definitely was tonight. If he was on Beilein's team, our offense would be running through him. He's no 6th man.

04/03/2018 - 1:07am I thought the same thing after the THJr, Stauskas,

I thought the same thing after the THJr, Stauskas, GR3, McGary, Burke crew left. Beilein turned guys like Walton and MAAR into Big Ten Champs. He made LeVert into an NBA combo guard. Poole definitely has the raw talent to be a Stauskas type, and you can build an offense around him creating with that quick first step and stepback three ability. Beilein turned LeVert and GR3 into good shooters, and he could do the same for Livers -- and make Zavier a serviceable shooter while being an elite defender (Aaron Craft type). Teske can play, but he's built for short spurts -- whether he starts or not is insignificant. I'm not sure how Watson and Brooks will develop, I'm not as high on them as Livers and Poole.

04/02/2018 - 6:15pm He's just not athletic enough to be a stretch

He's just not athletic enough to be a stretch player, and he's not big enough or athletic enough to play a conventional 5. I can't think of many comparable players that are having success in the NBA. Frank Kaminsky was much better in college and he's like the #3 big in Charlotte. Lauri Markennan is taller and more athletic probably.

04/02/2018 - 3:52pm The real key ..

The real key to the game .. we have Beilein AND Yaklich. Yin and Yang. I imagine the prep for this game went something like this ... 

 

Coach B: "Coach Yak, come here. This is how you stop my offense, the most efficient offense in all of college basketball ..."

Coach B: **hands Yaklich a crinkled folder full of dog-eared papers**

Coach Yaklich **opens the crinkled folder, a golden glow fills the room**

THE END

04/02/2018 - 3:37pm I'm endlessly staring at

I'm endlessly staring at Kenpom.com and trying to figure out how it can be so damn on-the-money with Villanova (#1), but be so off base on Virginia (#2, pre-tourny #1)

... and sort of right on Duke (#3), but so off on Cinci (#4).

It's like I'm trying to decide if I believe in God or not ...

04/02/2018 - 3:32pm I'm just going to assume that

I'm just going to assume that "pork shoulder" is some new drug slang. 

04/02/2018 - 2:33pm You are correct, they beat

You are correct, they beat Tennessee in the regular season before Tennessee was ranked. That would certainly qualify as a solid win (Tennessee had just beat Purdue as well). UT was up 12 on Nova at halftime, FWIW.

04/02/2018 - 2:03pm I also posted in the preview thread ...

Some points of encouragement (which I'm sure have all kinds of stats to negate any good feelings, but I'll try anyway...)

  • From what I can tell, they haven't beat a top-8 Kenpom team. Kansas was their best win on the entire season; Kansas is currently #9 on Kenpom (and Kansas has the #47 adjusted defense).
  • UM has had 3 top-8 Kenpom wins (MSUx2, Purdue). All better than any Nova wins.
  • Their best regualr season wins were over Xavier (twice), who is #58 in adjusted defense. UM defense is #3.
  • They only beat 3 top25 teams all regular season. Xavier twice, Gonzaga once. Florida State beat both of those teams, before losing to Michigan.
  • They lost to Providence, St Johns, Butler, and Creighton. The best defense on that list is St Johns at #29, and the best offense is Providence at #22.
  • Virginia was #1 in Kenpom before the tournament started. It didn't make them unbeatable or anything close to it.

Summary -- they've put up a bunch of crazy-good stats against a bunch of "meh" teams. Their best win is Kansas (who is by far the worst defensive team in the Kenpom top10, not a good matchup for the #1 offense).

04/02/2018 - 1:34pm Some points of encouragement

Some points of encouragement (which I'm sure have all kinds of stats to negate any good feelings, but I'll try anyway...)

  • From what I can tell, they haven't beat a top-8 Kenpom team. Kansas was their best win on the entire season; Kansas is currently #9 on Kenpom (and Kansas has the #47 adjusted defense).
  • UM has had 3 top-8 Kenpom wins (MSUx2, Purdue). All better than any Nova wins.
  • Their best regualr season wins were over Xavier (twice), who is #58 in adjusted defense. UM defense is #3.
  • They only beat 3 top25 teams all regular season. Xavier twice, Gonzaga once. Florida State beat both of those teams, before losing to Michigan.
  • They lost to Providence, St Johns, Butler, and Creighton. The best defense on that list is St Johns at #29, and the best offense is Providence at #22.
  • Virginia was #1 in Kenpom before the tournament started. It didn't make them unbeatable or anything close to it.

Summary -- they've put up a bunch of crazy-good stats against a bunch of "meh" teams. Their best win is Kansas (who is by far the worst defensive team in the Kenpom top10, not a good matchup for the #1 offense).

04/01/2018 - 6:45pm If he didn't pass up the NBA, none of this

If he didn't pass up the NBA, none of this happens. He's the mismatch that makes the offense dangerous. Above all, he's a gem of a human being. He passed up on Euroball to even come to college. Beilein himself said that Moe is in an elite group for him (for all of his coaching stops combined). A National Championship puts him in the elite status for me.