This Week's Obsession: A Langford Like Any Other?

This Week's Obsession: A Langford Like Any Other? Comment Count

Seth February 1st, 2019 at 2:00 PM

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[It's a typical Friday morning in MGoBlog slack]

Brian: Man the Michigan all time basketball croots list on 247 is a trip.

Ace: Courtney Sims!

Brian:

  1. GRIII
  2. Dion Harris!
  3. McGary
  4. Kam Chatman!
  5. DeShawn Sims
  6. Zak Irvin
  7. Manny Harris
  8. Iggy
  9. Courtney Sims!

16-21 are Brundidge, Ronnie Coleman, Kendric Price, Darius Morris, Trey, Mark Donnal. That’s a rollercoaster

Ace: Gee there’s a weird thing with Amaker croots here. Where they all disappoint. Massively.

Brian: Oh my god 23 is Jevohn Shepherd.

Ace: Air Canada. Lest we forget, Ron Coleman was the entire class of 2004. A Deadspin-style “Remember These Basketball Guys” post would be a real downer.

Seth: Best lineup you can make with Top 30 recruits would be a middle of the pack Big Ten team this year. Good frontcourt, but like Zak Irvin or Dion Harris trying to play point.

Ace: Dion probably would be fine in a real system.

Seth: Dion-Irvin-GRIII-D.Sims-McGary. The all-sub-200s would be interesting but not that much better: MAAR/Levert/Novak/J-Mo/Epke Udoh. Bench: Spike, Stu, Brooks, Dawkins, Horford, Nunez, Bielfeldt. Having a hard time figuring out what that rotation would look like.

Alex: I listed to the roundtable this morning—good call on bringing up Hunter re IU. Not that he’d fix anything if players are fighting coaches but they need another dynamic offensive player so badly

Brian: The weird thing about Durham is that he looks like one for about four possessions a game and disappears for the rest of it. But also I've been thinking about Wieskamp and how he's a superior player now and will be infinitely superior going forward because he'll still be in college.

The Mathlete: It's the weird dynamic of the one and done system.

Brian: in a way Beilein's inability to lock down super duper five stars is a benefit.

The Mathlete: When you go the one and done route, some years you are 2019 Duke, some years you are 2013 Kentucky, but the teams built with players to last have a unique advantage.

Ace: Especially given the nature of his system.

Brian: As long as he's getting guys in the Bajema/Wilson range.

Alex: Not that Iowa will showcase his talents well enough for him to leave early, but with that length and offensive ability, he _could_ be a pro

Brian: i think we're doing a TWO now.

THE QUESTION:

Who's the best kind of recruit to recruit?

THE RESPONSES:

Brian: I started thinking about this because I wrote up Iowa and I'd much rather have Wieskamp (composite #60) than Romeo Langford (composite top 10). And I've been looking at this season as a lovely outlier and not the new normal. But then you look at Virginia and... well, it could happen?

The Mathlete: Four stars all the way, you want players that at least have the chance to blow up into elite, NBA-level players, but not ones with a foot out the door at the first practice It's obviously a luxury, but the Dukes and Kentuckys of the world have to completely rebuild their team and figure out what they have from scratch, each and every year

Seth: A one-and-done on a good team can get you over the hump but you've got to be far enough up the incline to see over the top first. Beilein took his shot at several of those types who ended up on bad Cal or Texas teams. Is that for the better, or would Bamba or Brown on Michigan have created a juggernaut?

Brian: God that's right Cuonzo got Jaylen Brown to go to friggin' Cal. And it did nothing for him because nothing does anything for him.

Seth: The thing about a 5-star in recruiting is there's a cost in the time and effort it takes to get that guy if you're not already a one-and-done hole. The misses leave gaps.

Brian: The Tum Tum Gap.

Ace: The Weird Guys Gap.

[After THE JUMP: The Lament of Lourawls]

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This Week's Obsession: Beilein's Most Precious Asset

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Seth January 16th, 2019 at 4:02 PM

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The question:

WHO IS MICHIGAN'S MOST IMPORTANT BASKETBALLIST?

The responses:

Seth: We haven't mentioned Livers yet.

Alex: "Most Important Basketballist" is a tough question. "Best basketballist" is also tough, but less so and for different reasons. Most important begs the value-over-replacement question, and since Michigan has such a tight rotation, really any absence from among the main six would be tough. Zavier Simpson is important because he's really good, and because Michigan's third guard, Eli Brooks, can't operate the ball-screen like he does and because Michigan would no longer have a third guard (DDJ would need to step up). Poole is important because his blend of scoring ability and creative ability is unmatched on the roster and Brooks would need to step in for him as well. Iggy or Matthews would be adequately replaced by Livers, but then Michigan would need someone new to back up the 3, 4, and 5. Teske might be the most irreplaceable because Davis would have to soak up a lot of minutes. Michigan weathered Livers's absence okay, I guess. I don't know. It's a tough question.

Seth: I can make a case that Jon Teske is alone as most important. While a few league teams have scary guards to run off the line, everybody seems to have a big. Having a 7'1 dude who can affect all shots at the rim is a major deal in the two's-heavy Big Ten. Having one who's boss on the glass, also generates steals at a fair rate, can switch onto a wing, has a scoring touch, hits .300 on triples, is top 10 nationally in turnover rate, and can stay on the court for 30 minutes a game because he doesn't foul is unfair. Without him, Michigan's trying to small ball and hurry Brandon Johns along while Austin Davis becomes a meme. We've seen those Michigan teams before, and they're worthy of a BTT banner and a tournament run, but Teske is what makes this a 1-seed.

Alex: And you didn’t even mention his ball-screen defense! It’s about as good as I’ve seen at the college level.

Seth: I guess I thought it with the switching but yeah, Teske is unreal in ways that don't show on Kenpom except in team stats.

Alex: Michigan covers most guys with that “flat hedge” which asks a lot of the big: move laterally to contain the ball-handler and to let his man recover, be ready to contest a shot or keep up on a drive, and then rotate back to the big. It’s not easy but Teske makes it look pretty easy — and it requires mobility. A lead-footed seven-footer normally necessitates “drop” coverage, which keeps the big in the paint and concedes a number of things to the offense, especially with guards who take long shots off the dribble. Watching Teske hedge, contain, recover, and force post catches out from the paint is always impressive. Maybe more impressive than his verticality and quick hands.

Ace: Yeah, if we’re going most irreplaceable, it’s Teske and then Simpson. The case for Teske has been laid out so I’ll give one for X. He’s the only lead guard who seemingly has the full offensive playbook down, he sets the tone for the entire team both with his play and his on-court communication, and he guarantees an opposing guard is gonna have a Not Fun Time.

Matthews should probably get a mention, though, too. He’s getting knocked for his lack of efficiency but some of that is him taking on a lot of the offense in a not-always-ideal environment—as a slasher first, he’d be better off if his point guard could shoot instead of usually having an extra defender ready to help. Meanwhile, he’s about X’s equal in terms of defensive ability and can utilize that across any wing position.

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[Barron]

Seth: These are all important things that don't show up on a stat sheet or in metrics based on things that show up in a stat sheet. Of course we could just define this by talent, or whomever the advanced metrics say is the team MVP, and that would be potential Kenpom Top 10 player/lottery pick Iggy Brazdeikis, who is virtually matching Matthews for usage with a lower turnover rate and the kind of slashing that doesn't even need a shooter shooting behind him. And it's not like Iggy is a bad defender. Far from it. Michigan could weather the loss of Iggy by playing Livers at the four. I doubt Michigan is this good without a very John Beilein version of a one-and-done, especially during free-throw hour.

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"I've got this explosive power forward with NBA range; you've probably never heard of him." [Smoothitron]

 

[After THE JUMP: We love all our Torvik children equally]

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This Week's Obsession: Skipping the Bowl

This Week's Obsession: Skipping the Bowl Comment Count

Seth December 20th, 2018 at 10:12 AM

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Nick's Question:

Michigan will be without Rashan Gary, Devin Bush, and Karan Higdon for the Peach Bowl. What should be done (besides the obvious) and what do you think will be done?

Brian: What's the obvious?

Seth: Pay the players.

Brian: Okay and what else could possibly give the NCAA leverage in these situations?

Seth: Short of voiding their scholarships pretty much nothing.

Brian: I don't think there are even scholarships to void in these situations. Most guys headed for the draft leave school to do full-time prep.

The Mathlete: The leverage here is on the games becoming meaningful, which means the solution to this problem is...expand the playoff.

Brian: One thing that's totally crazy is that two years ago Danny Kanell was coming up with insane conspiracy theories about Jabrill Peppers skipping the bowl game by faking an injury and the next NY6 bowl Michigan plays in is going to be skipped by anyone the NFL might take in the mid-rounds.

And everyone's like "yup!"

Seth: Expanding the playoff changes things for a few teams. They would have to go back to when they do have leverage. Start with the new freshman class and a new rider to their letters-of-intent: If you leave your team early you owe your school the cost of all of your schooling. Schools obviously could forgive that.

To be clear I am not advocating this.

The Mathlete: Would schools ever enforce that?

Brian: There is absolutely no way that would fly in the current environment where trying to restrict a transfer to a team you're going to play causes vast outrage. Public opinion has shifted so hard against the schools that even stuff I'm fine with--restricting transfers from teams you play--is no longer tenable.

The Mathlete: And could you imagine Michigan going to Rashan Gary right now asking for their scholarship money back?

Brian: That would really perk up recruiting.

[After THE JUMP: We don't really have any answers but there are perspectives]

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This Week's Obsession: Expectations are Back There

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Seth December 4th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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The Question:

Why is this team exceeding expectations?

Ace: Just wait until Jordan Poole gets goin— oh, I see.

Seth: 1/1 Charles Mathewses agree: this is not a good development.

 

Ace: We can start with the obvious: Michigan had one of the best defenses in the country last year, upgraded on that end at the four and five spots (and arguably the two as well), and also moved into year two of Luke Yaklich’s teachings taking hold. Now it’s the best defense in the country by a significant margin so far this year.

This is very much Zavier Simpson’s team. Matthews’, too.

BiSB: To the defensive question, we didn't know if Iggy could play defense. Turns out... yeah, very much so.

Brian: His first real test is "hey, check Eric Paschall with zero help defense" and that goes spectacularly.

Seth: Let's not leave out 7'2" Zavier Simpson.

BiSB: Big Trogdor?

Ace: I meant in terms of temperament. Jon Teske is clearly one of the main reasons this team is so good. He’s a defensive savant. It’s not just that he can block shots, he’s almost never in the wrong place, his hands are great, and he moves surprisingly well.

BiSB: His foul rate is also insanely low.

Brian: Michigan's two point D is stunning and it is most stunning when The Big Sleep is on the floor. 31%!

Ace: (pulls out bullhorn)

AND HE HITS THREES NOW!

[After THE JUMP: Florida gets mentioned once. Also Duke.]

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This Week's Obsession: Hello Basketball, Part I

This Week's Obsession: Hello Basketball, Part I Comment Count

Seth October 31st, 2018 at 4:16 PM

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The Question:

HELLO BASKETBALL

Alex: Welcome back, basketball.

Brian: This year we get to have two sports that are fun!

Ace: Hutch just gave you a look.

Seth: Defending national runners-up hockey team doesn't do it for you?

Brian: This year we get to have many consecutive sports being fun!

Alex: Hey, I personally think Michigan clubbing teams 58-46 will be fun, but ymmv.

Seth: Yay Sports. Also I had a sibling mention it is Michigan State basketball season and they are expected to win the Big Ten again is this true?

Ace: In a technical sense. For reasons.

Brian: Okay, let's start with overall conference outlook. Who wins the league?

[After THE JUMP: Who do you think?]

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This Week's Obsession: Order Restored?

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Seth October 23rd, 2018 at 3:55 PM

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It’s Nick Hopwood, our MGoFinancial Planner from Peak Wealth Management. He's got a Podcast about it called Finding True Wealth. And he also recently put together an online tool you can use to plan your finances. And you probably heard me say that last week but thought "I'm focused on this rivalry game; my financial future can wait until the bye week." Well, it's the bye week.

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The Question:

Brian: Does anyone know how to make a twitter bot? Because a rutger twitter bot would really make this a thing.

David: Man, it must be the bye week.

Brian: We're making fetch happen david.

David: @brian I had to urban dictionary that.

BiSB: Fetch?

David: Yeah.

Brian: HAS NO ONE SEEN MEAN GIRLS

David: I tried to watch it 3 years ago and fell asleep

BiSB: /giphy She doesn't even go here

Smoothitron: Confession: one of my first big gifs was the Mean Girls with the M QBs but I haven't actually seen it either.

David: +1!

Smoothitron: Like with most cultural touchstones I just read the WP article. The list of things I have not seen would shock and horrify you.

Brian: ANYWAY since it's the bye week we have some time to contemplate deep philosophical questions like WHY HASN'T ANYONE SEEN MEAN GIRLS and this from the mathlete:

TWO: What happens next, where does the rivalry go from here now that Michigan is competent and capable?

I will cede the floor to folks who have not already made their desires to burn MSU to the ground and salt the earth plain.

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The responses:

Smoothitron: It will continue entirely on Twitter, because as a lifelong Indiana resident I have only ever met 1 MSU fan in person. He was a middle school PE teacher and would loudly curse at us when he beat us at badminton.

Brian: Were you in middle school at the time?

Smoothitron: I was. 3rd place finisher in the badminton tourney. My claim to fame since I lost all the spelling bees.

David: I was wondering where all the bees went

Brian: I feel like you have gotten the authentic MSU fan experience through this one guy.

Smoothitron: He was also the D-Line coach at the high school so I have to figure.

He never coached me because I quit football after middle school to focus on the Academic team.

Seth: I unfortunately know many many many Spartans, and all were Michigan fans or neutral until they did not get into Michigan. As long as you do not trigger the Spartan vein they are all very nice people. Once you do, you get facial expressions from Lie to Me and find yourself in a very "oh crap we're talking politics" conversation.

Brian: This is somewhat orthogonal to the desired thrust of conversation.

Has Order Been Restored, folks?

[After THE JUMP: panicpanic[12]panic[15]panic[18]panic[23]panic[27]panic[33]panic[36]panic[40]panic[44]?]

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This Week's Obsession: Film Prep

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Seth October 19th, 2018 at 8:01 AM

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The Question, which Raj already went and answered but then ignored our Slack buzzing because it was "2:30 in the morning here:"

We're rephrasing this to the movie you watch before each of Michigan's upcoming opponents.

The Responses (except Raj's because he sleeps sometimes):

1. MICHIGAN STATE

Adam: Mad Max: Fury Road for that dystopian Spartan Stadium vibe

Seth: L.A. Confidential is a film about three cops who each have their own "brand of justice" (spoiler: none of them actually believe in justice). There's the one who'll do anything to rise up the ranks of his profession (Guy Pearce), the one who loves the spotlight (Kevin Spacey), and the thug (Russell Crowe). They have terrible chemistry, but together they still manage to make Kim Basinger feel really uncomfortable, discover the legendary cop who trained them was dirty, and go around busting up potlucks and punching people in the face while cracking racist and homophobic jokes. But don't worry it's all okay because in the end they shoot the bad guy and the LAPD covers everything up so people will think they were heroes.

BiSB: Breaking Bad, Season 5

He can't keep getting away with it.

Smoothitron: Blues Brothers 2000: It's a lot of the same faces as last time but nowhere near as good, numerous laws are broken throughout, it features an entire musical number where a character demands respect and no one takes them seriously, and they shoehorn in a rampaging racist at the last minute in a feeble attempt to emulate a better product that's long gone.

Reschke going pro in something other than sports

Brian: This is almost too obvious, but 300 is perfect. Everyone's screaming incoherent bro-garbage the whole time, the whole movie is about a bunch of guys getting pointlessly slaughtered in a futile attempt to show the Persians who the real big brother is, and Xerxes comes down off his throne and is... uh... big brother.

Also a bunch of MSU fans going "HOO HOO HOO" after being asked what their profession is is too perfect. Yeah, I got my degree in Hoo Hoo Hoo, now let's go find a job awwwwww nevermind.

[after THE JUMP: the rest of the year in Netflix queue]

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This Week's Obsession: Games that Gave You an Ulcer

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Seth October 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Feel ya, BVS [Patrick Barron]

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The Question: 

Games you remember watching in mortifying fear?

The Responses:

Ace: Before anyone protests, I suggested this because I have Cosmic Comeuppance For The Murderwolf Post, The Ulcer.

Seth: I wouldn't have suggested it because this game didn't for me. Even down 17-0 I figured Michigan would score the next 24 points.

Brian: I can no longer just assume those things. I also feel that ulcer games have to be wins? Is that crazy

Seth: There were a few minutes there when I wouldn't let Demorest's kid talk to me. That was it. The Michigan fans in that stadium were LOUD.

Ace: Yeah, I’ll be honest, I was pretty calm for this one.

Brian: Like the JT Was Short game wasn't an ulcer it was a crippling state of listlessness for months.

Ace: And yeah, ulcer games should be wins. The Horror is a disaster, Akron is an ulcer. Speaking of which, that game.

Seth: The Akron game was on Rosh Hashanah, and the second my brother and I left the stadium everything went alright. Sorry about doing that to everyone but we fixed it.

Brian: Well then how about most Northwestern games

Ace: Man this is gonna be a Lloyd-y list.

The Mathlete: The Halloween Minnesota game

Brian: You're supposed to win, Pat Fitzgerald's head keeps getting bigger, you're not even sure you want credit for the W afterwards. Mathlete, that is a superior choice. The Minnesota game featured Mitch Leidner getting extraordinarily lucky about five times and came down to a goal line stand after Minnesota frittered away two downs from the one.

David: Minnesota 2004 is another one for me. I kept thinking "We can't lose to Minnesota." But then we did...the next year.

Seth: UConn was an ulcer.

Ace: Thank you Desmond Morgan for keeping the damage limited to that. I’m not sure some of these Hoke-era wins count because they didn’t feel very inevitable, though. Like, at all.

Brian: I feel like there are two different categories here. One are games where you are dominating statistically but the scoreboard disagrees, and then there are games where the team is playing like inexplicable ass.

Seth: YES.

Brian: Or, in many cases, fairly explicable ass.

[After THE JUMP: Spleen]

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This Week's Obsession: Big Ten Stock Up/Down

This Week's Obsession: Big Ten Stock Up/Down Comment Count

Seth September 26th, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Haskins: Not a good development [Eric Upchurch]

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The Question:

Last week we did Michigan. So this week we'll do the conference: players, teams, units, coaches.

The Responses:

BiSB: Sigh. Stock Up: Dwayne Haskins. 76% completion percentage, 10.4 YPA, 16 TDs to 1 INT.

Seth: Can we excise Rutgers?

slackbot: I think you mean Rutger

Seth: Because they are extremely stock down.

BiSB: Oh... we'll get to Rutgers. I HAVE MORE TO SAY.

slackbot: I think you mean Rutger

BiSB: But even against TCU, Haskins was 9.1 YPA and 2 TDs on 63% completions.

Seth: Giving Ohio State and Alabama unbeatable quarterbacks is a level of unfairness too detestable to contemplate.

BiSB: The one silver lining is that he's been one-dimensional; he has been almost non-existent in the run game.

David: Stock Up: Buffalo who has spiritually replaced Rutgers in the B10.

slackbot: I think you mean Rutger

David: I do not, Slackbot. I mean Buffalo.

[After THE JUMP: What is Purdue? How do you stop Maryland's offense? Is Penn State secretly meh?]

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This Week's Obsession: Stock Up/Stock Down

This Week's Obsession: Stock Up/Stock Down Comment Count

Seth September 18th, 2018 at 9:42 AM

[Patrick Barron]

THIS ARTICLE HAS A SPONSOR: It’s Nick Hopwood, our MGoFinancial Planner from Peak Wealth Management. Nick is also a Podcaster—if you haven’t listened to it before, his podcast Finding True Wealth, he recently did a very helpful episode on retirement funding priorities that covered different types of IRAs.

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Nick's question:

So it's Big Ten Season, for a definition of that which includes annual games against Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers. Stock Up/Stock Down?

Our responses:

Seth: I'll start: Chase Winovich. Killin it AND has his own même.

BiSB: It's hard to be Stock Up from where Winovich started, but... I kinda agree.

Seth: It seems harder to run off his edge this year and they give him no edge help.

Brian: You're starting with a projected AA and saying he's stock up?

/giphy penalty flag

Well done giphy.

Seth: But... You agree.

Brian: I don't, this is what I expected from Chase Winovich. Including the meme. Dude is a meme machine. WILL HART is on this team people

Seth: Ol' Fifty.

David: Yes! YES! I was going to say Will Hart!

BiSB: Oh yeah, go ahead and put the jinx before the jump. Thanks, man. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

[After THE JUMP: no, we can't.]

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