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07/14/2018 - 1:50pm Ridiculous he's not in the…

Ridiculous he's not in the OP, but embarrassing it took this many posts to mention him

Ian McShane as Swearingen is maybe the single best character ever conceived, written & acted on a TV series! 


07/13/2018 - 5:07pm Yeah, I don't remember where…

Yeah, I don't remember where I got the psu lean info. I'm perfectly prepared to admit I'm NOT dialed in!

07/13/2018 - 4:43pm Not mentioning him has to be…

Not mentioning him has to be an oversight, although I've heard he's a psu lean?

07/12/2018 - 4:42pm Not ALL of us FKA, not ALL…

Not ALL of us FKA, not ALL of us!

07/12/2018 - 3:25pm NOT according to ESPN! 😉

NOT according to ESPN! 😉

07/12/2018 - 3:22pm You don't have to live in…

You don't have to live in Ann Arbor to "not vote for Brian's candidate" - You can not vote wherever you are. 

Now, if you want to vote for the opponent, then yeah...

07/12/2018 - 3:19pm Dammit! I really have to…

Dammit! I really have to learn how to .gif on here!

This is the PERFECT place for the old Powers Boothe standby! 

Or Ice Cube, if you prefer...

07/09/2018 - 9:30pm Finally! An idea about…

Finally! An idea about soccer I can get behind! 

Who settles their "Most Important" contests in such a trivial way?!

07/09/2018 - 7:03pm Our own fabulous coach Jim…

Our own fabulous coach Jim Harbaugh ran 3 consecutive corner fades in the SB, after Frank Gore had run the 49ers down to the 5 yd line.

Still can't figure that one!?

07/06/2018 - 6:17pm I actually feel a strong…

I actually feel a strong FINISH is more important to people's perceptions! 

I mean, Beat ND, Hell yeah... but BEAT OSU HELL YEAH!!!

06/30/2018 - 6:45pm I'm actually more concerned…

I'm actually more concerned if they were "surprised" than any "feelings" they may have about it.

Communication! Thought that lesson was learned in the Swenson Affair? 

06/30/2018 - 6:42pm Well, there's a…

Well, there's a communication issue, apparently? 

How was this not CLEARLY explained to the players? It's actually almost difficult to believe. 

But I don't want to get into casting doubts on OP's friend's son's story.

Just... doesn't seem all the story has been told?

06/28/2018 - 5:04pm Yup, I'm going with the gene…

Yup, I'm going with the gene pool on this one. Tried multiple sports, humble enough to admit he didn't excel at them, but has physical traits that can't be coached into a player .

We've got the PERFECT group to get at the very least a disruptive situational pass rusher out of this player ('16 version Winovich comes to mind) . 

And you can't really ever have too many of those!

06/28/2018 - 3:51pm As was Germany! 

As was Germany! 

06/28/2018 - 1:49pm Let's say the top 15 HS…

Let's say the top 15 HS hoops players have a pretty reasonable expectation they'll be 1st rounders in the next draft (even the lottery, if that still means anything?) They don't need Beilein, and they may not care anything about the college experience. McGary is the only player from this group to commit to Beilein.

So let's take the next group #16-30 - they're probably convinced they'll go in the 1st round as well, whether history bears it out or not. But this group has ppl in their ears about who's gonna showcase them best Year One. History shows that's not Beilein's system. I don't follow the player rankings enough to know who we've gotten from this group. Anyone? Chatman maybe? 

Now we come to the group that should ALL want to play for Beilein - the 30th to 60th ranked players. Even a cursory grasp of reality says they're not getting drafted in round 1 after one year. This group is not that well represented among Beilein croots either, and that's where Dragon's list of explanations comes in. Money, academics, other? Ego prob still huge factor here as well, when it shouldn't be! Getting more of the 30-60 group would be ENORMOUS for M. 3 Final Fours in 6 years already. This group would translate to NCs!

Multiple NCs!!!


06/28/2018 - 1:24pm Your last sentence summed up…

Your last sentence summed up the "Why don't one & dones come to Michigan" question pretty well, better than all the stats you threw out there. 

It's been my point ever since '13 when ppl ranted about no uptick in crootin despite consecutive E8s.

Trey is the only player I can think of ever got significant run as a true frosh under Coach B. McGary & Stauskas in the tournament, but not that much before.

It's not a program screaming out to one & dones "this is made for you"

And I personally am JUST FINE with that! 

06/28/2018 - 1:16pm Huh? 


06/25/2018 - 9:20pm Best spellcheck correction…

Best spellcheck correction ever?

06/25/2018 - 9:20pm Normally I'm not a fan when…

Normally I'm not a fan when they state the 3-4 years goal, but in this player's case, Hell Yeah if he's drafted after 3 years he'll have had a Woodson-mosque career. I'm in!

06/25/2018 - 6:02pm Yup, I'm same guy here as…

Yup, I'm same guy here as twitter. I stand by my opinions & I'm extremely reasonable!!!

Now, I comment on politics a lot in addition to M stuff, so those of a different political stripe may NOT think I'm so reasonable! 😂

06/25/2018 - 5:33pm Every once in awhile strange…

Every once in awhile strange shiznit happens - like upvoting Sydney & Bluey posting something positive! 

But there it is...😄

06/23/2018 - 4:12pm Ok Bluey, you clearly follow…

Ok Bluey, you clearly follow crootin very closely - FAR closer than I ever will!

So, my question then is- what should Michigan's crootin strategy be, sharing a relatively 2nd tier state, talent-wise, with another team in the same conference.

Meanwhile, a very powerful rival, recent CFP winner, sits adjacent as the only Power 5 school in a far more talent rich state.

I believe I've seen you suggest to focus their energies on recruiting Michigan athletes, rather than say Ohio or Georgia?

How can they ever compete by doing that? They'll lose some pieces of a smaller pie to msu for various reasons; some to osu due to their recent successes. Some maybe to ND also.

I say the far better strategy is establish relationships with some key talent pipelines (Cass, OLSM, maybe now Belleville?) while focusing on doing the same in states with more talent to choose from.

Which, as far as I can see, is exactly what they're doing!


06/23/2018 - 3:53pm The best way for US -…

The best way for US - helpless crootin followers with no say in the matter- to think of Zach Harrison is as if he's ALREADY committed to osu.

The coaches will work on him, maybe he will turn out to be that Ohio kid that just loves Michigan, but for my peace of mind he already plays for osu and anything else will be a happy surprise! 

06/23/2018 - 3:35pm I'm on your side, but if you…

I'm on your side, but if you're talking about the state of Georgia, there's UGa ($EC) & GT (ACC)

06/23/2018 - 3:29pm Oh, I thought the "most…

Oh, I thought the "most reliable" thing was Maizen Ka Bluey's opinion of whether a croots offers are "committable."

Thanks for the clarification! 


06/23/2018 - 3:24pm People are "angry" at YOU!

People are "angry" at YOU!

Who the FUCK are you even?

Why do you spend SO MUCH time on here draining your doucebag all over every post?


06/23/2018 - 11:58am A dickish "fact" - since as…

A dickish "fact" - since as has been pointed out in this player's case, he was thought to be a baseball only commit and has been given commensurate scouting  

I mean - which part of "Don Brown wants this kid" didn't sink in for you?


06/18/2018 - 3:43pm Is there any snaps…

Is there any snaps limitations?  Or just here's 4 games,  pick & choose which ones, play as much as seen fit?

McGrone Man will certainly play a lot within the 4 games, and probably more as he seems like the perfect replacement for Bush.

Look forward to seeing him whack some dudes!

06/16/2018 - 11:42am I can vote  - I just became…

I can vote  - I just became the 4th to neg your obnoxious post Va.

Which just proves the issues are real - I'd have been more like 24th on 2.0

Your tone almost makes me think you're a Seth burner account?! I'm gonna say something about Seth's collars just to see if you reply that they're normal...

06/16/2018 - 11:33am ^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^


06/16/2018 - 11:32am Seth said that would happen…

Seth said that would happen from the start of the rollout. Don't understand the tech enough to know why, but he seemed to indicate it was not fixable?

Pretty annoying, in a sort of minor way tho... 

06/16/2018 - 11:27am I'm class of '82, been on…

I'm class of '82, been on this site for about a decade, regular reader, lurker, sometime poster. 

This re-do is a little too complicated for me, and I'll guess for other pre-internet brains as well.

Thus fewer posts in general, FAR fewer protracted debates. I think us older fucks were responsible for a LOT of those! 

06/09/2018 - 12:11pm That seems.... high?

That seems.... high?

06/09/2018 - 12:02pm And you place the odds of…

And you place the odds of flipping a 5* fsu commit at?

06/08/2018 - 1:54pm And beverages will be served?

And beverages will be served?

06/01/2018 - 2:48pm Watch your salt intake there,

Watch your salt intake there, buddy! 

Too much can lead to a rash of health issues...

06/01/2018 - 2:45pm Wait - were they supposed to

Wait - were they supposed to complain while Drev was still here?

Unlikely & unseemly methinks...

I saw enough missed assignments to eagerly anticipate a change. Proof will be in the pudding, certainly...

06/01/2018 - 1:44pm There's been a slew of such

There's been a slew of such words - it's almost like in this social media era they've stopped even trying to muzzle the kids?!

And I say, in this instance at least, GOOD!

IF Warriner's changes have HALF the impact we're all hoping, I'll drive that Damn bus!!! 

Of course I'll be fighting Rudock, Speight, Peters and any other QB that had his neck near (or even ACTUALLY) broken for the wheel!

06/01/2018 - 1:05pm So, is it WRONG to want to

So, is it WRONG to want to beat Nova by a Million even though the player(s) that inflicted such pain and suffering upon us are gone?!

05/28/2018 - 1:29pm OK, Trebek

OK, Trebek

05/26/2018 - 3:52pm Unless Dobbs goes $EC...

Unless Dobbs goes $EC... can't make All-B1G that way!

As for Brown, I'm sure you were just being an /s, but NO ONE is saying anything derogatory about his game or his personality.

He's VERY welcome to flip!

05/26/2018 - 3:46pm Thanks for the info! Was not

Thanks for the info! Was not aware Brown was a Wiscy fan, that certainly makes a difference. (I'm a huge Whiskey fan of a different type!)

Anyway, like I said, this next season could go a long way towards opening his eyes to what Michigan has to offer, if Warriner and Shea do what we hope!

05/26/2018 - 2:35pm I don't know enough about

I don't know enough about OLine technique coaching to know why Dobbs is rated so highly despite appearing to be rather average, but I DO know the difference between a full court press by JH & staff to croot a player and a less-than-that effort.

And Dobbs has been stating he's getting less than "Wowed" for two years now, so...

I'm not that sure this staff loved this player. Whether they weren't convinced by his game or by his personality, THAT I do not know.

Now, the story with the OL Brown that committed to Wiscy (I believe?) - I really don't know what his motivation is, except maybe that they put a LOT of OL in the pros?

And there is a whole season left to be played before his decision becomes final, correct?

05/26/2018 - 1:07pm There may be some refusal to

There may be some refusal to acknowledge what you claim in a general sense, but this particular recruitment was always playing out as if this player demanded some type of special treatment.
This DIDN'T just happen, we've been hearing of his antipathy to Michigan since he was a sophomore, I believe?
In other words, since long before any theoretical dip in JH's recruiting acumen you claim.
Some ppl just aren't good fits in some places. Who knows why?

05/25/2018 - 3:15pm Counter Strike guy confirmed

Counter Strike guy confirmed

05/14/2018 - 4:35pm I think the G league is not

I think the G league is not currently a desirable alternative to playing the one year in college because I believe the "one n doners' are making far more scratch than what the G league currently pays.

Now if that changes, I'm sure those (non) student athletes will avail themselves of it.

05/14/2018 - 4:28pm Sorry, I didn't read all the

Sorry, I didn't read all the comments before posting same thought above, but your time stamp got me beat by an hour easy.

Great minds, great songs!

05/14/2018 - 4:24pm I like my Iggy a little more

I like my Iggy a little more hard core than Lust for Life, so may I suggest a series of dunks and 3-bombs set to Search & Destroy?!

"I'm a street walking Cheetah with a heart full of napalm" (series of slam dunks)

"I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A bomb" (medley of three balls swishing)

05/08/2018 - 6:08pm On the Quidditch team

On the Quidditch team

05/08/2018 - 6:04pm Or perhaps a scholarship

Or perhaps a scholarship offer from the University of spoiled children?