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11/13/2018 - 12:31am Agreed.  I'd maybe even put…

Agreed.  I'd maybe even put Purdue fifth at best in B1GW momentum.  UW/Iowa/Nebraska/Northwestern are all probably positioned for more immediate success than is Purdue.

I think the Purdue job is more prestigious, but I also think it's harder to succeed.  He's a good coach but I'd think it's in his best interest to move on.

11/09/2018 - 4:31pm Yep.  Also, half of FBS pays…

Yep.  Also, half of FBS pays their coaches less than Rutgers.  Even by their low standards they are underachieving.

http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/

11/07/2018 - 9:22pm Who do you think it would be?

Who do you think it would be?

11/05/2018 - 2:27pm IMO we need to get more…

IMO we need to get more snaps from Wheatley & Asiasi.

 

Wait...

10/25/2018 - 12:41am Really says a lot about…

Really says a lot about Duncan and the basketball program in general, in my opinion.  Long may he rain threes.  That's gotta be a dream come true.

10/24/2018 - 9:43am Sad to me that she felt…

Sad to me that she felt compelled to post this because people on the internet are questioning her son's integrity

10/23/2018 - 9:26pm Dantonio has got to be the…

Dantonio has got to be the biggest RichRod fan in the world.

10/22/2018 - 12:28am U motherfuckers can't see us…

U motherfuckers can't see us or be us

10/21/2018 - 2:10pm Not going to lie, it's…

Not going to lie, it's pretty disappointing that you don't know that "gonna" isn't a real word.

10/21/2018 - 3:04am I was really confused why he…

I was really confused why he was in the game down 4 scores with 2 minutes left.  Why risk it? 

At some point you throw up the white flag, move on, and get ready for next week.  Just seemed a bit irresponsible to me.

10/21/2018 - 2:28am Both guys put their bodies…

Both guys put their bodies on the line for Michigan football.  Because of this, people like to see them do well.

10/20/2018 - 5:31pm I wouldn't say gash either,…

I wouldn't say gash either, but our running game dominated the late third & fourth quarter.

We killed seven minutes of clock on a scoreless, ten play fourth quarter drive.  Did much if the same on the scoring drive late in the third, also.

10/19/2018 - 10:52am Are you basing you're…

Are you basing you're McCaffrey take on his garbage time snaps?

Patterson is likely leaving for the NFL after this year.  There's no way you start anybody but him.

10/19/2018 - 10:49am Mobile QBs are hard for…

Mobile QBs are hard for every team to stop.  Do we score as many points against Wisconsin without 156 QB rushing yards on 12 carries with 2 TDs?

Unlikely.  We also had Denard Robinson which kind of balanced our cosmic mobile QB equilibrium.

10/19/2018 - 10:45am I am piggybacking on your…

I am piggybacking on your comment here, but I'm curious.  Should we make anything of Milton getting starter snaps while Peters continues to ride the bench?  Or was this 100% situational?

10/19/2018 - 10:42am I've gotta think Speight…

I've gotta think Speight would be starting under Hoke.

10/19/2018 - 10:41am I checked on 247, they have…

I checked on 247, they have him as a 4 star, composite #299, claiming offers from M, OSU, FSU, MSU, Miami, Oregon, & WVU.

10/14/2018 - 3:23am There's always room to…

There's always room to improve.  I agree with what he said, those are some takeaways we can try to improve on.  It doesn't mean we score every time but the Metellus pick FG miss could've been seven easily, and even if it wasn't, you usually expect Nordin to make at least one of those kicks.

We're not berrating the team.  It was a fantastic team victory.  But you'd like to see these things improve next week.

10/14/2018 - 3:13am Dude, even before the fourth…

Dude, even before the fourth and two punt, UW was running the ball a LOT.  And I know the run was working for them, it just seemed like they killed a TON of time they didn't need to.

 

If you're down by three scores in the second half, you save clock and lengthen the game.  Even if you run you should still be in hurry up mode.

10/14/2018 - 1:43am Thanks for the post, man.  I…

Thanks for the post, man.  I really like that Harbaugh is implementing more and more spread/option concepts to compliment the pro-style stuff.

Very interesting write-up.  Seems like a cool wrinkle and they pulled it out at the perfect time (heh).  I'm looking forward to teams game-planning for zone read keepers & RPOs and then we throw Ben Mason at them.  The Harbaughffense is so fun to watch when it works.

10/09/2018 - 11:26am Too soon.

Too soon.

10/03/2018 - 10:48am I understand your concern,…

I understand your concern, but it would be interesting to see if the Big Ten would be forced to squirm a little bit because they penalized a player who was making a show of support for a sick friend.  I doubt they acknowledge anyone made a mistake, but making Delaney/B1G look bad on the ESPN is always going to be at least a minor victory.

Players should be able to celebrate to a reasonable degree, in any case.

05/30/2018 - 12:12pm I wouldn't deify Matthews

Double posted so I'll expand:

Matthews ORTG was 105.5, lower than Robinson, Teske, MAAR, Z, Wagner, Livers, Watson, Poole, and Matthews. Obviously CM brings more to the game than his ORTG, but his DRTG was nothing special either.

Of course I want him to come back but if he doesn't I don't think it lowers expectations much. The team may take longer to gel without him, potentially leading to an early season loss or two, and having his leadership in the postseason would be lovely, but don't see the impact being much more than that.

05/30/2018 - 12:04pm I wouldn't deify Matthews

Obviously I think we all want him to come back, however, of all the players we've lost to the NBA in the Beilein Era, Matthews would probably sting the least. It's still gonna sting but not like Wagner, Stauskas, Burke, etc...

05/09/2018 - 5:06pm Not a poor example at all

Compare ticket prices from OSU/ND/MSU home games to PSU/UW/Nebraska... The big three are in a completely different tax bracket.

03/30/2018 - 11:03am it is objectively good for the big ten

The question is whether you care about what's good for the big ten...

Personally, I do, unless it's MSU or OSU (or in some cases some of the more easily hated teams from year to year, like Wisconsin w/ Darnold, Purdue w/ Kramer, etc...) who I will only root for if a win would directly benefit us (e.g. if one beating the others locks us in as out-right B1G champs).. 

When the Big Ten has a strong reputation, it makes it easier for us to get higher seeds, more bubble teams in the tourney, etc... (at least in theory).

Even Penn State winning the NIT impacts their KenPom/Torvik ratings, which (IIRC) impact the kenpom/torvik ratings for next year, and every little thing that the big ten can win OOC enhances quality of each conference game, win or loss.  This can lead to higher seeds, more quality wins/losses, etc...  Basically, if the B1G can get itself to the point of SEC football, where a 6-4 team can be ranked in the top 15, that benefits Michigan.

Just my take.  I know a lot of people disagree on the whole conference loyalty thing, I just don't really dislike most of the schools in the conference and have no need to root against them.

03/30/2018 - 10:49am that's a silly trope

PSU is #19 in KenPom & #18 on Torvik.  They are better than probably half the teams in the tournament (I'm looking at you, LIU-Brooklyn...)

03/27/2018 - 5:41pm The whole breakdown

The whole breakdown made me glad we have MGoBlog & UMHoops - both understand why advanced stats are preferred & how they work.  This breakdown could've been written by a high school kid.

03/27/2018 - 1:36pm why does everyone always forget about

Darius Morris - left after his sophomore year

03/27/2018 - 10:11am Very much so

Even his game reminds me of a poor man's AI.

03/27/2018 - 10:11am Very much so

Even his game reminds me of a poor man's AI.

03/26/2018 - 5:23pm Generational Bias, everyone!

Generational Bias, everyone!

03/26/2018 - 12:23pm it's not as impressive

Making the semis in basketball and hockey is not as impressive as it is for other sports, or say, women's basketball or football, for several reasons. 

First, it's pretty arbitrary to choose basketball and hockey - they don't have anything to do with the other.  You could probably say the same thing about Iowa and wrestling, but who really cares?  Michigan is tied for most frozen fours of anyone, so this statistic really shouldn't be surprising - much like if I told you Iowa had the most concurrent Wrestling + Basketball B1G Championships or Duke had the most Lacross + Basketball Champtionships in the same year, you wouldn't be surprised, you'd expect that to be true.

Second, 60 teams compete in D1 hockey, so almost 7% of teams make the final four, while in men's basketball just over 1% of teams make the final four.  Further, how many teams are even capable of pulling this off?  Of the sixty hockey teams that exist, most won't ever threaten to make the final four.  Denver, Alabama-Hunstville, and Colorado College.  That's who your competing with - a bunch of schools who don't play D-1 basketball, Wisconsin, Minnesota, MSU, and Notre Dame (plus a few others but basically that's it).

Users on this site apparently have easily wounded pride.  We've got two teams in their respective semifinals, let's enjoy that for what it is.  What additional joy is gained by arbitrary bragging?

03/23/2018 - 6:28am You're not wrong, Walter.

You're not wrong, Walter.

03/23/2018 - 6:28am You're not wrong, Walter.

You're not wrong, Walter.

03/23/2018 - 6:27am You're not wrong, Walter.

You're not wrong, Walter.

03/05/2018 - 5:23pm You really want to see

Virginia Tech or Trae Young in the 2nd round? I think there are less threatening teams we could draw.

03/05/2018 - 4:07pm Don't forget about

SPIKE

03/04/2018 - 2:43am Agreed

Can't help but think of what JB would've done with McQuaid

03/04/2018 - 2:43am Agreed

Can't help but think of what JB would've done with McQuaid

02/27/2018 - 10:10am My guess

Is that this DOES happen all the time, we just don't ever find out.

02/27/2018 - 10:04am Well in a perfect world...

...the NCAA doesn't exist and is replaced by better regulatory oversight - for example a league for CFB, a league for CBB, etc... The NCAA is almost as far gone as FIFA.

02/25/2018 - 11:12pm Double

Post

And..

02/25/2018 - 11:12pm Triple

Post

02/25/2018 - 11:11pm Use some depth

We really need to make sure the key guys (MAAR, Wagner, Simpson, Matthews) have light minutes in the first game and, if possible, the second game as well. Nebraska has looked pretty good as of late so I don't know how likely that is, but if our key guys can stay rssted that would help quite a bit going into a potential MSU game.

02/25/2018 - 3:02am PG Potential

Really he could only play PG due to his size, and he'd really have to improve his handle significantly. He will probably have a successful career outside the NBA if he chooses to.

01/09/2018 - 1:16pm Holier than thou

This is moral high ground bullshit. Lewan & Gibbons, off the top of my head, made our program look bad. Our team just got in a yelling match a week ago over bowling.

Get off your high horse, it's not a good look.

01/05/2018 - 6:39pm I have to ask...

Why Drupal?

01/03/2018 - 10:12am Double post

Double post

01/03/2018 - 10:10am Sure

But as part of our current win streak we've beaten three major conference teams in a row, all away from home. Maybe UCLA was home I don't remember.