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02/16/2019 - 1:56pm Thank you, next.

 

Thank you, next.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:55pm Weird game.

Dominant . . …

Weird game.

Dominant . . . Uh, oh . . . Dominant.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:51pm +1

+1

02/16/2019 - 1:51pm Stepping up when we needed…

Stepping up when we needed to.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:44pm Maryland getting tired. …

Maryland getting tired.  Missing shots.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:36pm Or any offense.

 

Or any offense.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:32pm Do not waste any more…

Do not waste any more possessions at this point.  We wasted a ton.

Every one counts now.

 

 

02/16/2019 - 1:32pm Not sure why Beilein wants…

Not sure why Beilein wants him to keep shooting them.  It's a wasted possession.

 

02/16/2019 - 1:31pm We need to teach Teske to…

We need to teach Teske to post up.  Let the other team worry about fouls on their Big's.

 

 

02/16/2019 - 1:24pm They're not rooting for…

They're not rooting for Maryland, they want to call a comeback.

02/16/2019 - 1:22pm He must have changed his…

He must have changed his technique and now it's fucking up all his shots.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:57pm Except UVA was by design.

Except UVA was by design.

We're not trying to play like that, it's just happening.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:56pm Z makes this team go.  More…

Z makes this team go.  More than anybody else.  Period.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:54pm But the good news . . . if…

But the good news . . . if the defense keeps up, Maryland will finish the game with 36 total points.

Heh.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:52pm 27 points against a team…

27 points against a team that turned it over 13 times?  We should have 27 just off those turnovers.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:49pm Up 9.  We should be up 29.

 

Up 9.  We should be up 29.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:40pm Plus he looks like an NBA…

Plus he looks like an NBA player with that bad ass beard.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:39pm Damn. We miss more bunnies…

Damn. We miss more bunnies than Elmer Fudd.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:35pm I can live with it with 5…

I can live with it with 5 mins left and a 15 point lead.

It's when it's 4 minutes in and down 8 that freaks me out.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:32pm Cheerleaders are stepping it…

Cheerleaders are stepping it up too.

Probably can't credit the refs for that.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:31pm Yes, we need to acknowledge…

Yes, we need to acknowledge it when it happens, fair is fair.

 

02/16/2019 - 12:29pm Wow, they are letting them…

Wow, they are letting them play.  Better not get used to it.

Can we put in requests for ref crews?

I want this one for all games for the rest of the season.

Thx.

 

 

02/16/2019 - 12:19pm Exactly.  It really does…

Exactly.  It really does make all the difference.

02/16/2019 - 12:13pm At the end of the day, there…

At the end of the day, there is no substitute for hustle.

We may not hustle on the road against a lower-level team, and it cost us twice.  But we are hustling today.  

02/16/2019 - 12:08pm We are hitting shots.  We…

We are hitting shots.  We must really like the lighting at Crisler.

Also:  If this game was on the road, Teske would have fouled out by now.  They are letting them play.

We complain about ref's calling ticky tacky touch fouls on the road, in fairness we also need to acknowledge when the ref's are letting them play at home.

That's how we will win.

 

02/16/2019 - 2:51am MK is not Shea.  

MK is not Shea.  

02/16/2019 - 2:40am Remember the excitement when…

Remember the excitement when we finally made the NCAA tournament? 

The selection show kept cutting in to footage of the players and coaches in their brown leather chairs on the floor of Crisler with a crowd of students, nervously watching each seed go up without "Michigan" on the bracket.

It was down to the very last seeding, the rest of the bracket was all announced.  Get the call or stay home.

When Michigan was announced, the crowd exploded.  It felt like we won a championship.    

02/16/2019 - 2:27am College recruiting is a lot…

College recruiting is a lot of work.

 

02/16/2019 - 2:25am Morris was a game changer,…

Morris was a game changer, at a time when we did not have any.  He took us by surprise a little, about how he was not just a smart tough player, but actually an elite "Kentucky-level" player.  By the time we figured that out, he was gone.

It's a shame, he does deserve more credit for where Michigan is now.  If he had one more year here, he would have gotten it.

02/16/2019 - 2:11am Wow, this is an amazing post…

Wow, this is an amazing post.

From:  The Michigan team limped into the Breslin with an 11-9 overall record, 1-6 in Big Ten play.    At this point, John Beilein was 57-62 as Michigan's coach, and 23-39 (!) in league competition.

To:  Beilein is 213-83 overall, 100-50 in Big Ten play, 17-7 in the NCAA Tournament and has won two Big Ten titles, two Big Ten Tournament titles, reached the Sweet 16 four times, and the national championship game twice. 

There is a lot of revisionist history by the MGoBlog Hall Monitors who claim now they just "knew" that everything was going to be OK with John Beilein, and lecture that we just had to be patient and championships would be on their way.

No they didn't.

Criticism of John Beilein at that time was justified.  The results were not there.  The recruiting to get the results was not there.  The coaching was not there.  The scheme to compete with Final Four teams like MSU was not there.

And there was little evidence that it was coming.

But wow, come it eventually did.

I've been following college sports since the '70s and I have never seen anything like it.  Nothing even close.

John Beilein changed his recruiting.  He changed his coaches.  He changed his system - multiple times.  He got the results.

Tommy Amaker could not do it.  Rich Rod and Brady Hoke in fooball could not do it.  Few college coaches in any sport could ever do it.

But John Beilein did it.  Despite outward appearances and early years of futility, he is a stunningly innovative coach. 

He gets all the credit in the world for being able to change his stripes . . . multiple times. 

He went from an early "outside-in" perimeter and back door cuts game, to and "inside-out" drive to the rim and score or kick out game.  He went from reliance on offense to reliance on defense.  He can even post up now.

He has caught up in recruiting to everybody in the Big Ten and just about everybody in the nation.  Without a bag man.

The results have been amazing and unprecedented from the prior dark period.

Who knew?

Put your hand down, no you didn't.

  

02/15/2019 - 8:10pm That should never happen.  I…

That should never happen.  I remember when they finished in the AP Top 5 for like 15 years in a row.

They can collect absurd talent when they feel like it.

 

02/15/2019 - 8:06pm That guy had like one great…

That guy had like one great TD pass in his entire career, and it had to freaking be against us in the Orange Bowl.

 We should have won that game several times over, even without Peppers.

02/15/2019 - 7:54pm The Ref's will decide this…

The Ref's will decide this game in the first 4 minutes, unfortunately.

Nothing else will even matter.

Fouls under the basket when players like Teske and Fernando go at it are like offensive holding in football . . . you could call it every time if you wanted to.

So it's going to come down to what the Ref's feel like calling.  If they want Teske out in the first four minutes with 2 fouls, then that's what they'll do.

All we can do is watch the Ref's.  They are the game.

Sucks.

 

02/14/2019 - 9:33pm Lets say he expressed…

Lets say he expressed interest in Georgia/OSU/Clemson, and he had the offers and real interest...does that move him into 5* territory? 

Considering that a fake Alabama offer to a recruit that does not even exist gets you a three star . . . I would say yes.

 

02/14/2019 - 9:21pm "Izzo."

"Izzo."

02/14/2019 - 9:12pm I want to see the full Fab…

I want to see the full Fab Five maize unis with the big bad Block M make a comeback.

FabFive.jpg

 

02/13/2019 - 12:16am Thank goodness.

Hopefully…

Thank goodness.

Hopefully not the Big Ten Tournament either.

 

02/12/2019 - 10:03pm Down to 5 . . .

Down to 5 . . .

02/12/2019 - 9:29pm Whatever.

This team won't…

Whatever.

This team won't win anyway unless they get fired up.

Well now their coach is.

 

02/12/2019 - 9:25pm Pathetic performance.

 

Pathetic performance.

 

02/12/2019 - 9:07pm Why is Brooks in there?

Why is Brooks even in there?

02/11/2019 - 8:54pm Does Ole Miss have 30 wins?

Does Ole Miss have 30 wins?

 

02/10/2019 - 10:17am Holy shit, I had to check to…

Holy shit, I had to check to see if that's not real.

It not, right?

 

02/10/2019 - 10:14am The last two thousand years…

The last two thousand years are full of people who have masqueraded themselves as pious [fill in the blank on any religion, philosophy, or activist cause] to impress the masses and advance their own agendas.

Fixed it.

 

02/09/2019 - 2:05pm We don't rush the floor.

It…

We don't rush the floor.

It's just Wisconsin.

 

02/09/2019 - 2:00pm CHARLIE!!!

CHARLIE!!!

02/09/2019 - 1:54pm Teske not worried about…

Teske not worried about fouls now.  Defending Happ one-on-one much better.

 

02/09/2019 - 1:48pm Or stop taking them.

Or stop taking them.

02/09/2019 - 1:46pm Wisconsin is hitting hard…

Wisconsin is hitting hard shots.  We're missing easy shots.

 

02/09/2019 - 1:30pm Bricking too many open looks.

Bricking too many open looks.