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03/16/2019 - 5:53pm goblueinlansing immediately…

goblueinlansing immediately brings in politics to the active shooter thread. Account is like 5 days old seems likely to be someone that already got banned for trying to subject the board to their political takes.

02/25/2019 - 4:24pm Unfortunately the way the…

Unfortunately the way the NCAA rulebook is written that was actually the correct interpretation. Poole was not vertical because he jumped and came forward while airborne. If the offensive player then jumps into him the foul is on the defensive player. If Poole had jumped straight up and then while coming down Mcquaid jumped into him to draw the foul it would be an offensive foul.

The problem with the way the rule is currently written is that it allows gamey bs like McQuaid's jump into Poole. That play by McQuaid was dangerous to Poole because he undercut him. They really should reevaluate the verticality rule so that an offensive player cannot initiate contact on a defensive player that is airborne and coming down.

02/16/2019 - 1:43pm That is why Teske has to…

That is why Teske has to keep shooting even when he is missing.

02/16/2019 - 1:42pm That Simpson spin and feed…

That Simpson spin and feed was beautiful.

02/09/2019 - 2:09pm I wanted to get in my shot…

I wanted to get in my shot at Wisconsin with the thread title.

02/09/2019 - 2:04pm Matthews was an ice-cold…

Matthews was an ice-cold killer today.

02/09/2019 - 1:28pm Wow they called Davison for…

Wow they called Davison for a flop. Maybe the refs have been paying attention

02/09/2019 - 1:27pm How many title games have…

How many title games have you made? Asking for a friend.

02/09/2019 - 1:14pm Wow they actually called…

Wow they actually called over the back in a game!

02/09/2019 - 12:41pm Somewhere Bo Ryan looking…

Somewhere Bo Ryan looking like

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02/09/2019 - 12:34pm Hell yeah Simpson. Take this…

Hell yeah Simpson. Take this game over buddy.

02/09/2019 - 12:25pm Are you kidding me he just…

Are you kidding me he just ran a guy over

02/09/2019 - 12:25pm What a shock the refs suck…

What a shock the refs suck and let Happ wander around fouling.

02/07/2019 - 6:20pm That is a terrible mindset…

That is a terrible mindset to have about learning. Schools already are prioritizing stem above all else. Learning is not just about preparing students for a future job it is about teaching them to be citizens that can think critically.

I am sure he may not care about learning about Pluto, but unless he has a terrible school/teacher there were other reasons he was assigned the work. The same skills that were being lauded above in this thread are a part of what your son is being taught. How to conduct research, how to identify perspective/bias in sources, etc.  

 

02/06/2019 - 10:31pm (No subject)

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02/06/2019 - 4:45pm That was the big piece of…

That was the big piece of the story to me. Why would Hopson think that he could just slip this move past the school and the public? Briles is toxic and will remain so. I was just glad that the school had the decency to make a statement and take him off the board immediately.

02/06/2019 - 3:08pm The fact that the coaches…

The fact that the coaches cannot comment on the situation leads to baseless speculation as to nature of what transpired. A lot of people jumping to the conclusion that Amauri got "processed" when that is not the case.

02/05/2019 - 8:31pm Is it just me or does…

Is it just me or does Rutgers look semi-competent? They seem to have a few guys that actually can play in the Big Ten.

02/04/2019 - 6:17pm I would agree that the…

I would agree that the current data about the team is not a great comparison to end of the year results. I wish I had access to the rankings of teams in February as a comparison point.

I think we likely have the same view on this subject, which is that Michigan's offense will improve a lot between now and the end of the season if they are going to be a championship contender.

The larger discussion I was trying to engage in here is that the ranking is not really that important, but the offense needs to improve a lot before the end of the year.

 

02/04/2019 - 5:26pm I would agree that we need…

I would agree that we need to wait and see if this is just a bit of slump rather than the actual level of the team. However, it has historically been the case that teams do not win the title without a top flight defense and offense. Last year's team making the final was a bit unusual given the ranking of the offense.

 

02/04/2019 - 3:59pm No team has ever won the…

No team has ever won the national title in the Kenpom era (since 2002) with an offense rated this poorly at the end of the year. Michigan is currently 42nd. The worst offense was UCONN in 2014 (39th). Last year we did make the final with the 35th ranked offense so it is not impossible to imagine Michigan making a run based on the strength of the defense.

01/29/2019 - 11:10pm I need a GIF of Simspon…

I need a GIF of Simspon blocking that pos of Wesson. That was hilarious and the technical was well worth it.

01/15/2019 - 2:48pm Except that is not really…

Except that is not really true because you are only remembering the few instances in which Michigan has allowed a big to go off against them.

A comment about the information below.  I am using ORTG by opposing bigs rather than a another stat because I am not aware of a good way to measure team defense against a single individual player aside from ORTG.

I took a look at Torvik's numbers and here is a list of opposing bigs who logged more than 15 minutes (so we don't include scrubs benefitting from a small sample), had an ORTG greater than 100 (average performance),  and usage greater than 20% (to exclude guys that just do all their scoring off of putbacks).

NW: Derek Pardon    ORTG: 117.1   Usage: 25.8 (second game)
PSU: Mike Watkins    ORTG: 136.0   Usage: 28.0
NW: Dererk Pardon   ORTG: 132.6   Usage: 24.1 (1st game)
SC: Chris Silva          ORTG: 124.2   Usage: 29.7
PROV: Nate Watson ORTG:  115.0   Usage: 31.1 (in 17 minutes)

 

 

01/15/2019 - 12:07am The 2013 team was more…

The 2013 team was more talented and deeper than this year's team, but it would be a very close game. If it is beginning of 2018 vs. beginning of 2013 I think this year's team wins because the 2013 team did not really become what they would be until late in the season.

01/13/2019 - 9:22pm Simpson is a completely…

Simpson is a completely different player than he was a year ago. His confidence and leadership are so critical to the team's success the rest of this year. He doesn't have to shoot like that but hitting shots at a decent clip along with his ability to take care of the ball and play d makes him the key to a deep tourney run.

01/13/2019 - 9:13pm To Z

 

To Z

 

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01/13/2019 - 9:03pm Simpson is a straight up…

Simpson is a straight up baller. Just kicking ass and taking names.

01/09/2019 - 10:00pm The charge rule was just…

The charge rule was just poorly officiated.

The game is moving too far in the direction of allowing offensive players to initiate contact. A defensive player is entitled to his position and you cannot just bowl him over, jump into him, or push off with an arm. At least they are calling players who use their arm to hook a defensive player now.

01/09/2019 - 9:49pm (No subject)

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01/08/2019 - 3:27pm A million people have…

A million people have already said it but it has to be Rice. First if you add Rice you are getting the best shooter the school has ever had on a team that needs shooting more than anything else. Second you get the lineup flexibility of Rice playing the 4 or even the 3 if you want to go bigger on a team that has no backup wing other than Livers.

Starting lineup of Teske, Rice, Iggy, Matthews, and Z. Poole as a super sixth man  when one of Rice, Iggy, or Matthews sits. Livers as the backup 5 and maybe a few minutes here and there for Brooks. Hell with Rice on the team pushing Poole to the bench I might consider using Poole as a backup point guard too. He has a nice handle and a lineup with him at the point and Livers at center could play position-less basketball and play 5 out and just kill teams.

01/06/2019 - 6:32pm Great performance. Simpson…

Great performance. Simpson is such a leader. He ended that run with some clutch plays and he even hit some free throws. Hopefully today is a sign that Johns will get some more playing time. I want to see him yam one home at Breslin.

01/06/2019 - 6:15pm That dunk and block sequence…

That dunk and block sequence was nasty.

01/06/2019 - 5:02pm Well I guess certain posters…

Well I guess certain posters couldn't bother to post today since they don't have anything to complain about. Huge stretch here with a chance to put the game away.

12/22/2018 - 4:42pm It’s really cool to start a…

It’s really cool to start a thread with the goal of taking shots at former players. 

12/20/2018 - 10:20pm Hybrid space player. Jabrill…

Hybrid space player. Jabrill peppers.

12/19/2018 - 9:52am (No subject)

12/17/2018 - 11:11pm Thank you.

Thank you.

12/15/2018 - 12:17am Yes times 1000. Never can…

Yes times 1000. Never can have enough guys in the pipeline. Having swing guys is underrated because having a guy you can bring in for an injury that doesn’t require you to move other guys on the line for continuity’s sake.

12/15/2018 - 12:14am I think ideally you want to…

I think ideally you want to take about 5-6 a year because the washout rate at oline is so high. More injuries than other positions and it’s so hard to project who is good coming out of high school. The six man class Brian reference is a perfect example of not ever being confident in how many guys you take.

12/12/2018 - 2:08pm He is getting negged because…

He is getting negged because he is a troll. This is not his first account and any real point he might be making is lost in his approach to posting. 

Running back recruiting has not been great but it hasn’t been bad either. The real issue is not having a good o-line. 

12/08/2018 - 9:37pm Well you have to have an…

Well you have to have an awesome passing offense when your defense can't stop a nose bleed. If having an elite passing offense means playing like Oklahoma on D count me out. They are going to get murdered by Bama.

Murray has been an amazing player this year. He carried a mediocre Oklahoma team that outside of its O-line and QB play was not a playoff caliber team. He deserved the Heisman and now he can go get paid to play baseball.

 

12/03/2018 - 5:00pm When I was a student the…

When I was a student the team sucked, Crisler was a dumpy place to see a game, and the student section location was also garbage. Those are no longer issues thankfully. One thing that has not changed is that Crisler is not a convenient location for most students to attend games, especially when the games are in the middle of the week.

Going to a game meant walking to the bus stop and taking the bus down and then back after the game. When it is winter, cold and dark, I am sure many students do not want to bother trying to make a tip off in the middle of week when they have to study or do any number of other things with their time. All of the games are on TV which further decreases the motivation to deal with the pain of going to the game.

Ultimately I think a huge part of the problem was the siting of Crisler by the football stadium. At other schools the arena is in a more central location which increases the likelihood of students going to the game. Also there is virtually nothing around the Arena in terms of food or bars.

The AD probably would have been better off building an arena with fewer seats in a different location rather than renovating Crisler, but Ann Arbor being what it is I do not know if that would have been feasible.

It is depressing when the team is playing so well that there are still a bunch of empty seats. College basketball is the most fun sport to attend live in my opinion. I probably would have gone to way more games during school if not for the location of Crisler combined with not wanting to see an Amaker team dribble for 30 seconds before taking another awful shot.

11/10/2018 - 7:15pm Rutgers sold out to stop the…

Rutgers sold out to stop the run. We could have had anything we wanted in the pass game given how much cushion they gave out receivers. Run calls were vanilla. All that adds up to a bunch of pitch and catch after running into stacked boxes.

I also am not sure what all the hand wringing about Milton getting into the game is about. Milton is not playing in the BIG Ten Championship game or the playoffs if we get to either unless Shea and Peters both get hurt. Also by the time the playoff comes around Dylan will probably have recovered from the collarbone injury. Thats like a 4-6 week injury and he is already had a week to recover.

Let guys get some playing time he is redshirting this year. That might have been his last chance to get into a game this season.

11/10/2018 - 7:08pm It's hard to get any sacks…

It's hard to get any sacks when the other team does not attempt to throw downfield. Rutgers passed like 20 times and at least half of those were screens. When they did attempt a pass it was either a short drop by the qb or max protect. Also D was in full on vanilla mode from the get go.

11/07/2018 - 3:56pm (No subject)

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10/22/2018 - 6:12pm I would be glad to see that…

I would be glad to see that POS retire.

Maybe MSU will have to hire a coach who actually disciplines his players when they commit crimes. /s

10/22/2018 - 5:41pm I would like to take a…

I would like to take a moment to applaud the Purdue crowd for that game. They were awesome. The overrated chant and Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Goodbye chant were music to my ears on Saturday. Now hopefully we can channel some of that Rondale Moore magic next month.

10/21/2018 - 12:28pm (No subject)

20 Forgetit, Donny Youre outvoureement

10/20/2018 - 9:54pm I am glad somebody else…

I am glad somebody else noticed this. The hold on one of the extra points was almost sideways.

10/20/2018 - 9:51pm Holds have been bad half the…

Holds have been bad half the time. Wet field probably didnt help today, but go and watch some of his extra points and field goals and see how bad the holds are.