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12/13/2018 - 1:31pm I read the 14/15 shooting…

I read the 14/15 shooting splits for Adrian Martin as "fourteen out of fifteen" and was really confused when you said "on 41 shots. Not a typo!"

 

Good preview, I'm excited for the opportunity to see if Johns can work his way into the rotation.

12/11/2018 - 1:37pm I thought HAIL was an app…

I thought HAIL was an app that the athletic department uses to try and get students to go to more games. Apparently I am not up to date on stuff.

12/07/2018 - 8:28pm This too. Take my comment as…

This too. Take my comment as more of a "when they commit" reflection of their ranking.

12/07/2018 - 4:40pm If recruiting "hasn't taken…

If recruiting "hasn't taken off like you had hoped" then it's because you want Michigan to get the players that Beilein will never recruit. We will never pay a guy as long as he is coach. Mid 4 stars like Johns, Simpson, Walton, Poole, etc. are the perfect guys for Beilein and with Bajema and Wilson in the next class it looks like he is prepared to continue along this path. 

 

If we do happen to grab a player above that level it'll be the Wagner and Iggy types who are in completely different situations than most high school recruits and aren't ranked as highly despite being clearly above that level. That's not to say we'll never get a 5 star commitment. There'll probably be another McGary at some point. It'll never be a consistent thing, though. Given how much he's accomplished I am perfectly fine with that.

12/07/2018 - 4:00pm Not to mention the OP's…

Not to mention the OP's point doesn't even make much sense if you ignore that we'll never pay players under Beilein. Here's a list of players since coach has been here who have started a decent amount of games in their freshman year (if they didn't start the majority of games it's noted):

Kelvin Grady

Stu Douglass

Zack Novak

Darius Morris

Jordan Morgan

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Evan Smotrycz

Trey Burke

Glenn Robinson III

Nick Stauskas

Mitch McGary (started final 8 games)

Derrick Walton

Aubrey Dawkins (started 13 games)

MAAR (started 13 games)

Kam Chatman (started 15 games)

Ricky Doyle

Ignas Brazdeikis

 

Sorry for the long ass list, but the long ass list should tell you that the very core of OP's post is just completely wrong. Beilein has started 17 true freshmen for at least a decent chunk of the year in 12 seasons as coach. 

12/06/2018 - 1:27am Was just gonna post this…

Was just gonna post this. The solid "homophobic arrogant asshole" combo. 

12/05/2018 - 2:19pm Don't pretend like this is…

Don't pretend like this is remotely close to anything I said.

12/05/2018 - 1:27am Whoops, I meant 32 for Teske…

Whoops, I meant 32 for Teske, that was a typo. My bad, edited. 

12/05/2018 - 1:24am -15 via Orion Sang on…

-15 via Orion Sang on twitter. Teske played 32, Davis played 7, and I guess Livers must've gotten a minute at the 5 where we were +2.

Part of the issue was Matthews' foul trouble forcing Beilein to play Livers at the 3 almost exclusively. Not much he could've done there given the roster makeup. I think this is a case where you can definitely look back and question that part a bit though. An unathletic, lumbering center who was known in high school as a back to the basket guy seems like a really bad fit in a Beilein offense, especially when Teske is the other big in the class. It seems like a raw athletic rebound/dunk type guy would've complemented him a bit better. Oh well, Teske and Castleton project to be quite the duo next season and we've already blown out 3 legit teams despite those concerns this season.

12/05/2018 - 1:00am This is a game that will end…

This is a game that will end up being a quad 1 victory to the committee and it provided valuable close game experience in a hostile environment. Everyone predicted a game like this would happen eventually and we survived it with a win. The schedule lightens up at a perfect time too. We have a chance to fix those holes that NW poked in us against a stretch of teams that probably aren't able to expose them very well. Perhaps we can start getting Johns comfortable too.

I try and stay optimistic regarding sports, but Davis is in his junior year and if he isn't a Big Ten level player at this point then he probably won't be during his career. His inability to jump 12 inches on the failed alley-oop came at a really bad time.That's fine in the future, Davis got coached by one of the best staff in the country and will probably enjoy success as a grad transfer center for a decent mid major due to his redshirt year, but it's too bad regarding the current situation. I love Johns' potential though and I think it'll be a game changer if we can get him going by the start of normal Big Ten play. Next year hopefully Castleton will be ready or Jaron Faulds (Columbia transfer, 300's level recruit now walking on to Michigan) can provide some good minutes. Go blue.

12/04/2018 - 11:56pm At the same time, Indiana is…

At the same time, Indiana is incredibly injured right now and definitely not at the same level that they were to start the year.

It's a kenpom tier A win either way, so I'll just take the fact that we overcame dumb Evanston voodoo and be thankful that we don't have to play there again for a year.

12/04/2018 - 11:55pm Nothing like fighting fire…

Nothing like fighting fire with fire!

12/03/2018 - 12:38pm The Purdue game was a…

The Purdue game was a sellout. Sometimes pockets of corporate tickets don't wind up going to clients for whatever reason. Too much work, not enough interest, etc. There's nothing you can really do about that mid-season.

11/30/2018 - 4:13pm Seems overly confident to me…

Seems overly confident to me. Purdue was on the wrong side of close game luck away from home against two great teams (VT and FSU are 14th and 16th on kenpom, respectively). Purdue is 12th. This team will have a brutal shooting day against an opponent good enough to take advantage of it at some point this year and Purdue could absolutely be the team who does that. 

11/29/2018 - 10:28am Putting Roy Williams in with…

Putting Roy Williams in with guys like Cal and K is really odd. He's made a living off of four year guys and the UNC fan base has been complaining for years about not getting one and dones despite being a blue blood. Nassir Little only came because Arizona got caught trying to pay him. Their starting lineup has two generic three stars (Johnson, Maye), a fringe top 100 guy (Williams), a guy not in the top 125 (Brooks), and Coby White, who was in the 50's when he committed before shooting up. Their bench has three scholarship guys who were 200's-300's recruits (Platek, Manley, Huffman. edit: Huffman was 300's before the scout merger but appears to be in the 190's now). I'd argue we had just as much talent as UNC with Little being the only player we couldn't match in the rankings.

11/24/2018 - 4:22pm Proven***

Don't drink and…

Proven***

Don't drink and post, gents.

https://youtu.be/_FrOQC-zEog

11/23/2018 - 11:29am This is a bad comment and…

This is a bad comment and you should feel bad.

11/23/2018 - 4:37am Welp, that whole "let's get…

Welp, that whole "let's get on Belleville's good side" thing didn't last long lol. Worth it if it's for Harrison and Karlaftis.

11/15/2018 - 9:21am The people who predicted MSU…

The people who predicted MSU to run away with the conference with no competition remind me of the people making awful Harbaugh takes. They're just talking about stuff they don't understand or aren't looking at the full picture.

 

Still, this result was... unexpected.

11/11/2018 - 12:21pm "Look at me! Look at me! I'm…

"Look at me! Look at me! I'm so funny!"

11/10/2018 - 12:37am Some day people will learn…

Some day people will learn LeVert's name...

11/05/2018 - 10:20am Less political than certain…

Less political than certain past posts, sure. Definitely not apolitical though. I don't care if it's posted, but they should at least change the section in the ethics page so as to not contradict themselves. 

11/05/2018 - 10:15am It specifically says on the…

It specifically says on the ethics page that the rule applies to Brian too.

Again, before the hate brigade comes, I am not saying that they "can't post" political stuff here. I'm just saying stop kidding around and get rid of that whole page since it's clear that the ethical values of the site's crew have changed. Nothing wrong with that.

11/05/2018 - 9:08am If Franklin is alive after…

If Franklin is alive after listening I will be disappointed. 

11/05/2018 - 9:00am I think Brian and the crew…

I think Brian and the crew are more than capable of handling opinions on content, apparently unlike some users here. People shouldn't just have their opinions shut down because they don't pay. If they think the site could be better in some way then they should say it. Whether the staff wants to actually implement any changes is up to them, but it's absurd to have the "YOU CANT SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE SITE HATER" attitude. 

 

Any group of any kind that disallows criticism has a real issue on their hands. Luckily the mods and stuff don't seem to run on that view as those comments aren't getting deleted. 

11/05/2018 - 8:53am It even says on the ethics…

It even says on the ethics page on the site that he will not post about politics on the blog.

I just think if you go directly against an ethical standard you set for yourself at the beginning of the site then those actions should be reconsidered. At least remove that page from the site since it's no longer the standard that is being set. 

It's important to vote and it's important to be informed as a voter, but this isn't info that can't be gotten elsewhere.

11/03/2018 - 10:20pm Y'all need to start linking…

Y'all need to start linking your links in the original posts lol.

10/31/2018 - 4:36pm Michigan St and UNC are also…

Michigan St and UNC are also missing in the "total" column... And as I look again I see that like half of the teams that should be in the "total" column aren't there. 

10/31/2018 - 11:07am Ed Warinner and Luke Yaklich…

Ed Warinner and Luke Yaklich are two of the most effective assistant coaching hires I've seen in either sport. We're lucky as hell to have them. 

10/30/2018 - 11:51am The physical portion only…

The physical portion only impacts him. When you have a huge family your choices regarding your health directly impact loved ones, so I don't really hold the "eh do whatever you want" viewpoint here. I mean yeah, it's not right to say he can't do it, but it definitely has the potential to affect more than just him.

10/27/2018 - 7:55pm Grandma Streams lol. 

Grandma Streams lol. 

10/27/2018 - 7:48pm Almost all gone? He left…

Almost all gone? He left there 8 years ago. 

10/27/2018 - 7:46pm Wazzu-Stanford will probably…

Wazzu-Stanford will probably be a bit better. 

10/27/2018 - 7:38pm Whoops, Stanford is 24th and…

Whoops, Stanford is 24th and I forgot Notre Dame-Navy. The former is probably the best game, not a very good slate of night games.

10/27/2018 - 10:29am I love when they add the…

I love when they add the comment in below so we can neg. 

10/26/2018 - 10:04pm I've never bet on a game in…

I've never bet on a game in my life, but I had to put $30 on Purdue. See y'all when I'm in debt a year from now!

10/26/2018 - 6:50pm I really dislike people who…

I really dislike people who can't disagree without throwing BS insults like they're in middle school. 

10/25/2018 - 10:06am Same here, I was thinking it…

Same here, I was thinking it was about the most random school possible to lead this. 

10/24/2018 - 10:00pm T is my favorite letter too…

T is my favorite letter too. It's really versatile and is always a valuable play in hangman. 

10/24/2018 - 9:23pm I've found it's pointless to…

I've found it's pointless to wonder why recruits choose what they do to care about. People simply have different preferences and you can't get mad at a kid for prioritizing different things than you would.

10/24/2018 - 9:13pm Whatever happens now he'll…

Whatever happens now he'll be in the stat books for the NBA. Pretty damn awesome even if it's a short lived career. 

10/23/2018 - 9:46pm I wouldn't be surprised to…

I wouldn't be surprised to see him reach consensus top 50 territory in the next year. He's a high upside guy and he's still probably getting used to the growth spurt. Really awesome get by Beilein here. 

10/21/2018 - 4:12pm I like how instead of just…

I like how instead of just apologizing and moving on the people who make these dumbass threads throw hissy fits afterwords. It's the exact same responses every time. 

10/21/2018 - 9:21am There are times when an…

There are times when an argument is so flat out moronic that ad hominems are the only thing the person making it deserves to receive. This is one of those times. 

10/20/2018 - 11:38pm Probably not a great matchup…

Probably not a great matchup for MSU given that their strength is their run D and their secondary is flat out bad. I'm not gonna be expecting much out of sparty in that game. 

10/20/2018 - 9:44pm Idk guys, this might be the…

Idk guys, this might be the top shitpost of all time or it might be the worst thread of all time.

 

If it's the former, bravo. I respect this. 

10/20/2018 - 9:40pm WhyNotBothMeme.jpg

WhyNotBothMeme.jpg

 

It's more than the physical stuff. The psychological damage they inflict is so bad that I really do think everyone who does and directly assists people who do these things falls on the bad side of my definition of evil. 

10/20/2018 - 9:38pm Both choices come with…

Both choices come with serious consequences (taking a chance that the ability to set up 3 generations financially gets ruined for a school/team he presumably loves vs. not "being there for the team" to ensure gets the life changing financial stuff). I respect the *hell* out of someone who has to make a decision like that. Either way, he's been an awesome representative for the University since the moment he stepped on campus. 

10/20/2018 - 8:52pm When he walked off under his…

When he walked off under his own power I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Great time for a bye week right now. 

10/20/2018 - 8:50pm Guys, I think we broke…

Guys, I think we broke sparty. Like... A disturbing number of them appear to legitimately be mentally ill in severe ways. I know we have a ton of bad ones, but absolute lunatics are the majority on their boards.