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    WTKA Roundtable 6/23/2022: The Lithuanian Boxer from 1950

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 51:00

    Things discussed: Re: Bakich, Sam says Seth was right, Seth says Seth was wrong, or at least needs to amend his comments on summer baseball: Semi-Pro ball is a big deal to the baseball world. Replacing a 100-year-old structure may be a good idea, but it's a very BIG idea and would take a massive risk of the kind that the Big Ten won't ever take. Baker: Just a Houstan™, but that's something we needed. Set shooter, fills a spot as a backup 2 or 3, was a top-40 recruit so if his hip heals okay he should be an alright defender of 3s. Was on a great offense so okay that he was only 10 min/game at Duke. Emoni Bates: The kind of guy Howard protects you from, because he's seen the circus and won't make the same mistake most coaches do. They just lost Frankie Collins to a down move because of a shitty parent. Not actually a good basketball player. Youssef: All in favor, good shooting stroke, has skill, can be a Franz lite. Can we win a Zoom recruitment? Dug: Best passer at Michigan since? Seth: Makes sense, since Howard probably saw he has two guys named Howard on the roster, and sorted the 247 rankings by best passer. Football recruiting: Do we panic? No. Do we worry? Yes. Sam's starting to believe Dante Moore is more likely to go to Oregon now. If you're chasing Michigan State you have a problem. Michigan's new tack sounds like a morality play and is going to blow up in their faces. Players have value to their institutions before they play: they have earned it. The players create themselves more than the coaches. Michigan has a good talent evaluation program but so does Notre Dame, and they will get in on these guys too. Hassan Haskins was a great player in high school—the system is getting better at identifying those guys. Off-air: This NIL approach is exactly like what got Michigan to fall behind in the 1950s. Oosterbaan and Crisler thought they had a solid program because they won in '47 and '48, and didn't figure out until it was way too late that they really were missing a major shift in CFB history and allowing MSU, OSU, and ND to thrive when Michigan should have dominated the early TV era.

    WTKA Roundtable 6/9/2022: Raw Team Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 48:19

    Things discussed: Baseball gets robbed: L'ville got six outs in the 8th inning to come back. NCAA is so committed to amateurism they're using local fanboys as umps. Craig lays out his grand conspiracy. Michigan losing on bad officiating, for some reason, is always couch-burning affair in East Lansing. Keeping Eric 'Fire' Bakich: No argument he's the perfect guy for Michigan, but Michigan is in a mid-major conference. Seth: $1.3 million/year in college baseball is Saban to LSU. If Clemson is going to throw money at him to build a rival to UNC, the only way to match that is to commit to changing the paradigm. Sam: Can Michigan Kim Barnes-Arico this? Seth: The difference is you can build a national contender at Michigan in the current WBB landscape; you can't do that with a Big Ten baseball team when you only get three weeks to play home games and 12 scholarships to spread around the roster. The system has to change, and Michigan has to lead. Baseball/softball right now is set up for UCF to have more advantages than Michigan or Notre Dame. The early season tournaments and May tournament are terrible for baseball—even teams in the lower Midlands are screwed by January baseball. Where is Kevin Warren? He should be livid. He should be pulling the Big Ten out of the NCAA. If you let Bakich go, you're conceding you're mid-major. Guess what: We are, unless we change that now. Let's have BASEBALL in this country! CJ Carr to Notre Dame: Michigan lost their momentum by losing both coordinators and Courtney Morgan, and having Harbaugh put proof to the rivals' constant refrain that he doesn't want to be here. The turnover is a feature of the program, and it holds them back. Courtney Morgan is a bigger loss than CJ Carr; this makes Dante Moore more likely. Seth questions whether Mike Hart and Denard Robinson are able to do their jobs, but takes it back: How can they when they haven't been in those positions? Michigan's back-end recruiting was excellent in 2022, though Sam points out a lot of those wins (Dent, Spurlock, Berry) were Courtney Morgan; front-end recruiting is where they're falling behind. Morgan: Wasn't just money. DeBoer was a close friend who made him his right hand man; he wasn't going to be Harbaugh's right hand man.

    WTKA Roundtable 6/2/2022: Somebody Believes in Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 49:32

    Things discussed: Craig has a Nadal take. Baseball: bats came alive in the tournament. Joe Stewart: Makes Sparties so mad. Team came together when MSU threw at his head and they (and he) responded. We do NOT trust the pitching. Good news: it's a hitter's regional. Louisville and Oregon are bat teams. So is everyone in the Big Ten save Iowa. Rutgers got hosed. Kevin Warren would have said something if it was Ohio State. Willie Weiss: Bakich's theory on his pitching turnaround is he overloaded his credits. "MICHIGAN CHEATERS!"? Dude, he faced 2 batters. Also: it's baseball. Yankee fans are still mad about Kenny Rogers, but nobody else clutches their pearls over this. He's just bad at hiding it; give him a few years in the Astros farm system and he'll be better at hiding it. Anyone else think the balls were hopping off the bats in Omaha? A couple of those homers were fly ball swings. Michigan hoops: Need a 4, unless TW can improve his defense, or Jett is there. He'll be more active than Houstan; dirty secret is neither guy staying in the draft was Craig's hot take: Caleb Houstan is Kam Chatman. NIL and bigs: These guys are valuable in college like they're not in the NBA, and their personalities can shine here too. Helps less with the 5-star one-and-done types, because (see: Diabate, Houstan) they have to cash in now, and their freshman years are not as valuable as what they'll become. Changes how we think Michigan should replace recruiting. Softball: Why are their best players leaving? Is it competitiveness, or (Seth says) they have a big class coming in that they recruited pre-pandemic, and just 12 scholarships.

    WTKA Roundtable 5/26/2022: The University of Werner Heisenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 49:47

    Things discussed: Big Ten rescheduling: Not in favor of replays, don't need the divisions but better that than replays. Absolutely gross to play Michigan-Ohio State in an antiseptic NFL stadium one week after The Game. Seth: No replays ever. If you lost to a team in the playoffs, you're out of the playoffs (sorry, Georgia). Conspiracy: Ohio State was about to be locked in with Wisconsin; if it's not unfair Ohio State thinks it's not fair. Showcase, Showcase, Showcase! You ALWAYS get the best games. NIL: Once this gets normalized it should be okay for Michigan, but they're being way too careful about following the intent of a rule that had no intent other than to not get sued. Sam: What if players want what the other player got? Seth: We figured this out already. Sam throws cold water on us. Michigan is intent on living in a world that nobody else is in. It's already pay for play. Look at the Fortnite ad: Nobody was like "Ooh, I'm gonna go play Fortnite" they're like "Hell yeah, my boy Roman Wilson is getting paid!" It's true that the system, especially the transfer portal is out of control. Hockey: Craig thinks they're going to be *BETTER* this year? Brian disagrees: they're going to be kids, set back to the 2-year cycle. Hobey for Hughes? He'll be the best player in college hockey, but that's rarely who wins the Hobey. Softball: Read Alex's column. Short version: Hutch has to adapt again. She has before!

    WTKA Roundtable 5/19/2022: Superfreak

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:50

    Things discussed: Nick Saban is mad that the kettle can be black too. Seth: This is what the party people in Russia sounded like when communism fell. When you're the beneficiary of a corrupt system, anything that rocks the boat is bad. Brian: Bama will be fine; Saban always gripes then adapts. He complained that the spread offense was going to cause injuries, then he went and got a spread offense. Hope for a 1950s Pac-style circular firing squad? Maybe it will change how the NCAA regulates itself. Big Ten realignment/championship game? Seth makes his case for the Showcase system. Moussa Diabate's athletic testing: yeah he gone. Houstan? We're starting to assume he's gone because nobody from Michigan seems to understand what's going on while he's getting mocked to Okie City. Transfer portal shopping? We think a push for Pete Nance is the first move (Illinois leading but is Michigan's hat in there?). Other options. Pistons at 5: Murray or Ivey?

    WTKA Roundtable 5/12/2022: Put That Beer Under Your Coats!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 55:14

    Things discussed: Some people on this podcast have never seen Brady Bunch, or Seinfeld, or both! Long NIL discussion: The NCAA is in "We gotta do something" mode but have no ability to actually do something. They can't do anything because they're hamstrung by their own legal arguments that deny them a way to have players sign contracts, and hamstrung by their enforcement mechanism which is the schools investigate their own. How do you even define "inducements"? What if Michigan gives every player a Corvette because this is the school where the people who engineer American automobiles go and that's a good marketing strategy for the Big Three? Craig: The NCAA's stance here is "Please hide your beers or we'll tell you to hide your beers!" What's the college model? Brian: the D3 level is still that model. Seth: Even that is still an exchange of goods (degree) for services. Why draw lines in the first place? There are needs for control. Capping salaries at different levels for competitive balance. Having players sign contracts so they can't be poached, because that's not going to stop. Caleb Houstan: Why did he pull out of the combine? Who's offering to draft him on workouts? Or is something else going on? Sam's sitdown with Saddi and Phil: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

    WTKA Roundtable 5/5/2022: Make the World You Want to Live In

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 49:11

    Things discussed: Michigan draft picks: DE production in college translates. Love Dax on the Bengals—fixes a major "you drafted a Buckeye cornerback" mistake. Nice to have the Ravens to snatch up any leftover Michigan players. So many Georgia picks: and the best player on that defense slipped to the 3rd round. Why? College football's playoff system had all the players who wanted to play in the playoffs collect in the three or four schools that make the playoffs with regularity. We're seeing a reflection of an unprecedented amount of talent pooling at the top. Frankie's transfer: people around him were oversensitive to playing time. He also wasn't very good on ball screens last year—and won't ever be a shooter. Was pretty clear Michigan needed another guard, and one of the reasons was to get some shooting on the floor when Michigan's down. Unfortunate that the state of things are such that a guy like Frankie can even consider going to Arizona State. Llewellyn is now a point guard—offense is going to run through Dickinson and be fine, but defense is now an issue, unless Kobe Bufkin takes some huge strides. Emoni Bates? Lol. Michigan wasn't interested; seems like Bates was but we already had forwards coming out of our ears. Hot take: he should have gone to MSU. NIL and Hunter Dickinson's comments: Glad to see someone at Michigan is finally taking leadership in the conversation. NCAA wants Congress to bail them out. Shouldn't be a Title IX issue if Michigan is facilitating payments, not making the payments themselves. Michigan *could* be awesome at this. We have donors who support the program rather than just look for access or ask "What do I get for my money?" and that makes us a more attractive school than a Texas, LSU, or Ole Miss where the donors want you to dance. Mel Pearson's contract? We don't know, but Michigan had their opportunity to run away, and we think they probably would have if they didn't have some belief—perhaps a verbal communication about the WilmerHale Report's contents—that they won't have to fire him. Can't discount the possibility that they're sweeping it under the rug, or twiddling their thumbs while they wait for the report to be published.

    WTKA Roundtable 4/28/2022: Let's Go Losers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 48:03

    Things discussed: Hunter Dickinson: This is why NIL is good for the game. In college he's the cornerstone of a very good team, a heel, and a constant presence; no NBA fans are going "Ah man, I hope my team drafts you." Illinois is falling apart: nobody wants to play for Brad Underwood. NCAA vs NIL: They're going to lose—their latest fig leaf just got blown up by Mississippi and Tennessee. Emmert firing isn't going to change this. They serve the presidents who serve the donors. Opportunity here for the players to unionize and fill the power void. The future is contracts whether they want it or not, because the schools are parties who want services, and are hunting for someone to make a deal with because the NCAA can't protect them anymore. Players unionizing? Transfer portal shopping: Shannon seems like an NIL duel with Texas Tech, who wants to keep him. Portal problem for Michigan is transferring credits, because they have a matching system where the classes you took have to match classes offered at Michigan, and the people who could change that are, by design, siloed from people who want to make that change for sports reasons. Where Michigan is on NIL versus where they should be are miles apart. NCAA has imbalances that have grown up from years. Stop caring who's advantaged; no matter what changes you make to a system there will be a change in advantage. What matters is what's moral—what's right for the game and for its participants. Example: small schools like playing over-agers and Michigan doesn't like it because our players out of high school are better than theirs. But it's good for the players and good for college hockey and good for people getting an education and participating in college sports who aren't going to be pros, which matters more than Michigan's traditionalist needs. Mel: does he have a job? When are they going to say something? Lions/Hutchinson. Seth says the Lions can't take Aidan Hutchinson because he is a winner and the Lions are losers. All me to explain, off-air: The Lions are the only franchise in professional sports that knows how to make losing fun.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.26: Next Man Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 94:36

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: The Forwards Already Been Drafted Forwards in the 2022 Draft Defensemen in the 2022 Draft The 2023 Folks Segment 2: Defense, Goaltending, Overalls Forwards Coming Back Defense Mostly Set Goalies? Check. Any line combos? Special Teamers? Anything Else? Takes? --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Closing Time" -- Semisonic Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 4/21/2022: The Medal of Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 48:38

    Things discussed: Miggy Theater 3000 Terrence Shannon would be a perfect fit—Charles Matthews with better outside shooting and not as good at bad shots. 97%ile on spot-ups, is a 6'6" wing defender who played for TTU. If Diabate goes to the NBA, you bump up Houstan to the four and Shannon is a three. Admissions? That seems to be the real question. He might lose a lot of credits. Is there a scholarship? No way you get another 8 months without losing at least someone on the team right now. If they do, can one of Juwan's sons (Jace, probably, because of NCAA rules for blue shirts) redshirt? Football scholarship situation? They're at 87 by my count, and they know they'll lose a couple more before the season. Jay Wright: Didn't make it about himself. Can you name another coach who knocked us out of the tournament twice and each time we were like "Yeah, he deserves it." Is the NIL/transfer system good? Complaints from those who benefited from the rot of the old system (Saban, Dabo) you can ignore right out. As for the rest, the NCAA needs to look at how to regulate this with incentives to stay at your school, and incentives for the schools to develop their own. Who are the NCAA serving? The guys who want labor to be cheap. If Michigan loses both Dante Moore and CJ Carr, there's a major problem with recruiting.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.25: Too Cool for School

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 93:11

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: The Forwards Hero Line Bordeleau Line Beecher and the Kids Blue Collar Line The Reserves, Etc Segment 2: Defense, Goaltending, Overalls Power Pair Hughes and Co Blanks and Edwards Goaltenders Overall Grades --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "School's Out" -- Alice Cooper Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 4/14/2022: Sue Says It's Not Gonna Happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 47:51

    Things discussed: The end of hockey: not just randomness. We didn't love the conservative approach—got scared by the end of Quinnipiac perhaps? Who's back, what's the program look like long-term? Mel's contract: Waiting for the WilmerHale Report. We don't know what they'll turn up; what's out there doesn't seem like a firing. Juwan/Lakers? Doesn't sound like Howard is interested in signing up for LeBron's last run. Michigan basketball: Any word from Hunter? Portal has more shooters in it now. Need to get a guard.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.24: The One That Got Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 89:25

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Denver Depression Thank You The Period of (Almost) Nothing Things Open Up...a Bit Much Clenching Once is Too Many Segment 2: Moving On The Defensemen The Top Fivers B and B The Seniors --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Ocean Avenue" -Yellowcard Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 4/7/2022: We Don't Practice Effed

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:02

    Things discussed: Spring Game standouts: We like what we saw on the DL: Benny and Rooks are coming on, Jenkins impressed, can see how the Mike Morris/(read: Chris Wormley) style of pass rush is going to happen. Sainristil at nickel is more of a Blake Countess than a Dax Hill, but you can certainly make that work. They're going to be more subby than previous teams. Mullings would be the 3rd RB today if they weren't so desperate for a 3rd LB. MBB in the break: What if they all come back? Michigan has enough guys who can take a step forward that they can be favorites to win the Big Ten, but that's not a top-10 team. Portal needs to get them a wing who can defend pullups and shoot. Hockeytalk: Denver is a Red Berenson team: super skilled, super fast, so small that Ethan Edwards's brother is a 60th percentile-sized defender on that team. They're saying it's going to be 9-8 because they think their goalie is going to give up 9 goals. Key is playing sound defensively because Denver loves to stretch the puck up ice. WBB: hitting the in-conference transfer portal for a Naz replacement and a PG?

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.23: It's Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 67:20

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Talking About Denver They've Got Some Dudes Depth Scoring Maybe Michigan Can Score Though Any Scheduling Comps? Michigan is Favored Though Segment 2: Teams From a State with Many Lakes What Even Happened Against Minnesota State McKay is Legit They also Have Dudes Minnesota is Also Michigan Final Thoughts --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Final Countdown" -Europe Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.26: Michigan and the Other Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 98:58

    1 hour and 39 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who join us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Spring Game - Offense starts at 1:00 It's been so long since there was a spring game we could actually talk about. Instead of a punting exhibition we got Donovan Edwards and Blake Corum smack-talking each other from across the field. It was fun. Davis Warren looked to be functional, Bowman maybe not as much. Yes, Alex Orji's name is pronounced the way you think it is. Mullings might be the closest to replacing Hassan Haskins as the power back (Wisconsin recruited him for running back, after all). Idaho... Almost impossible to grade the offensive line based on how much it was mixed around but the starting five are probably decided anyways. Comment below if you think Seth should UFR the Spring Game! [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Spring Game - Defense starts at 27:13 All eyes on Will Johnson and Mike Sainristil, who both looked good. Going to need the corners to step up this year. Not sure if there's anyone to replace Dax Hill in the slot, it might be Sainristil. Have yet to see McBurrows who is still recovering from injury. Hill-Green looks to be atop the linebackers (he got pulled early meaning he's a guy). Back-up linebackers are pretty meh. If Brian was a walk-on QB he would wear 37 so that if he completed one pass he would be the best #37 of all time. In general, the defensive line did not get obliterated which is encouraging. Mason Graham might be Ryan Glasgow 2.0. Raequan Williams is the MSU player Seth can't remember. Derrick Moore is on his way to be a player. Braiden McGregor got mauled by the tight ends. Moten looked like more of a leader at safety. 3. Hot Takes and Basketball starts at 51:40 Takes hotter than Caleb Love merchandise and NIL rights. Double pass should be the flea flicker of 2022 - Brian wants a flea flicker hook and ladder. DeVante' Jones has declared for the NBA draft but Hunter Dickinson has not. Moussa would likely get drafted if he goes, Hunter might not. Michigan needs shooters from the portal. Kansas State combo guard Nijel Pack is someone to keep an eye out for in the transfer portal but he'll be heavily recruited by everyone. Seth thinks Michigan men's basketball has some of the best coaches in the Big Ten, the team was limited by shooting and roster mis-management. 4. U.S. Soccer starts at 1:34:22 Brian has run out of things to talk about and has decided to talk about U.S. Soccer and the World Cup. How many times will Brian say "Michigan" instead of "U.S."? U.S. plays great at home but not on the road. Can the U.S. handle the climate? Brian expresses heavy feelings about Clemens. MUSIC: "At the Crossroads (Alt Mix)"--The Sir Douglas Quintet "A Satisfied Mind"--Goose Creek Symphony "Aurora"—The Foo Fighters "Next to Normal"--Lucius

    WTKA Roundtable 3/31/2022: Amis de la Liberté

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 51:05

    Things discussed: Villanova game: Hunter Dickinson, hit the shots you always hit. What are you gonna do? Hoops future: guys we like in the portal, Frankie was the difference between a first round exit and a Sweet 16 team. Not looking good for getting back either Diabate or Dickinson, so now what? Can Jett give them the three they need? Can Bufkin grow his game dramatically over the offseason? Portal is full of Just a Shooters. Michigan needs to get one. Can we be a weird lineup? What does Terrance Williams at the five look like? What does Tarris Reed look like? Hockey/Frozen Four: The first one or two Quinnipiac goals were flukes but then they were controlling play. Brian is bored by the pulling the goalie conversation because the percentages don't change that much. Denver is going to be as talented as Michigan, play like Michigan, doesn't have the goaltending of Michigan. Football invites Kaepernick to the Spring Game: The perpetual whiners whined when they put George Jewett on the team too. Any effect of an outcry is drowned out by the good it does. Wear your heart on your sleeve. $42 million scoreboard? Makes a talking point but it's just all part of the Kafkaesque hell of David Brandon: He built the scoreboards with parts that can't be replaced, so they're going to end up spending $42 million to keep the scoreboards functional anyways.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.22: Hangin' ANOTHER Banner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 95:18

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Round of 8: Michigan 7, Quinnipiac 4 Boom! Whiz Bang! Special Teams and the Blue Collar Line Those Seven Minutes The Decision Are We Worried? Segment 2: Round of 16: Michigan 5, AIC 3 Jinxes and Excitement Fast Start...that never really ended The Cycle of Dominance and Boredom We should talk about Brisson The Rest of the Tournament --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" -Dropkick Murphys Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.25: The Derrick Walton Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 111:11

    1 hour and 52 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who join us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Post Villanova starts at 1:00 The shots didn't go in. They were higher quality, and Nova was 30% from their contested threes, and that was the way Michigan could win this game but the shots didn't go in. Also the shots didn't go in. We run out of ways to say that. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Postseason starts at 16:48 Who's coming back? Houstan probably. Diabate on the knife edge. Dickinson we think we can talk around to it. Both? Hnnnggh.. Johns? Eh. Who's in the portal that Michigan can get? Then we go through next year's playable roster. 3. Hot Takes and Hockey starts at 48:46 Wisconsin fans must be livid at Will Smith. Brian gets his USMNT takes in, in fairness to Brady Hoke. We talk about when to pull your goalie in a game where Michigan's goalie kept it from being 4-4 when Quinnipiac suddenly gained the momentum—some of those were flukes though. Look ahead to the Frozen Four. 4. Women's Basketball starts at 1:34:22 Incredible run ends the same way their Big Ten run did: without Brown for the stretch. A salute to Naz Hillmon and her generation, and what they've done to build this program into one that can take the next step into regular tourney threat by hanging with the elites. 

    WTKA Roundtable 3/24/2022: Everything School

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 51:37

    Things discussed: Did anyone predict Michigan over Tennessee? Colorado State breakdown: after the luck tap ran out Michigan had the Frankie Collins game. Tennessee breakdown: Frankie's defense, and Eli Brooks hitting us in the feels. The guy who steps up. Also stepping up: Terrance Williams. Find more minutes for him because he's a winner. Villanova: All guards. Only one 6'8 guy. They're going to shoot over you. More Frankie? Elite 8? Arizona-Houston looks like it's for the championship. Can win those games with ORebs (see: TCU). SEC overrated: Roll the ball out league looks so bad in the tourney. NCAA Hockey Tourney preview.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.21: Hangin' a Banner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 91:10

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Champions The Fastest Start Olympic Rink Adjustments Well-worked Lead Building Just Two Minutes? Complete Shutdown...until the last Two Minutes Segment 2: The Tournament Conference Tournament Rundown Who is American International? The Rest of Allentown A Glance at the Rest of the Tournament --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Allentown" -Billy Joel Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.24: A Bigger Fan Than Terrance's Mom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 98:23

    1 hour and 39 minutes NOTE: Brian's audio was cutting in and out. We managed to glue parts together and recording him on a separate track later in the show but there are bits that were just lost. The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Tennessee starts at 1:00 Really exploring the space is a reference to the more cowbell sketch. Michigan couldn't keep up with the speed of the Vols' guards but it didn't matter because Tennessee hadn't played Eli "Hooks" or anything like Dickinson, who turned questionable possessions into good ones. Huge game for Williams, but for four turnovers it's the Brooks game. We can rely on Collins because he's so quick. We know what this looks like: Xavier Simpson. 2. Colorado State starts at 29:20 The Frankie Collins game. What he did to Isaiah Stevens changed the game. Michigan also managed to hold Roddy outside, which when you're taking away usage from him it's going to less effective players. Those less effective guys unfortunately were canning all of their threes, and all the bounces went the Rams way, which led to the frustrating parts of the first half. Medved did a great job to get Hunter Dickinson switched onto tiny guys. Solution was as soon as they got some space Frankie took it away. Also one turnover! Also 65% from two! 3. Hot Takes and Villanova Preview starts at 44:07 Defending Rick Barnes, a new shot clock rule based on icing. Too hype on Frankie and Terrance? Nova: They're small, they shoot, they bring more smallness and shooting off the bench. #1 team at free throws. 46% of their shots are threes. Can Michigan keep up with Dickinson scoring? The fickle mistress of the arc will decide this game. Gillespie played against Michigan in the national championship game, has come very far since. Big East was a shooting league--hopeful they're not ready for Big Ten bigs. 4. Hockey Big Ten Tourney Champs & Tourney Preview starts at 1:12:24 Minnesota fans in Rod Marinelli Arena livid at obvious calls >>>>> Allentown regional. Seth is at fault for the ending of the Minnesota game, but it was a clinic from 1 minute in to the rest there at the Bobby Ross center. This felt different than previous games at Wayne Fontes Rink: fans were really into it and that made it an epic game you really wanted to win. It also secured the first overall seed and basically the dream scenario for the tournament, since Minnesota State got both NoDak and NoDam, and Michigan got a couple of teams who will actually play hockey. Frozen Four favorites? Certainly. But single-elimination hockey in front of zero fans is stupid. 

    WTKA Roundtable 3/17/2022: Unleash the Spreadsheets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 48:12

    Things discussed: Our brackets: We like Arizona, Auburn, and...oh no Iowa? Lots of chalk to the Sweet 16, then things get interesting. Purdue out a messy East because VT is such a hot upset pick you get high value. Davison vs MSU? We like Foster Loyer here, because the more Izzo coaches the worse State can be. Women's: Tell me how Leigha Brown's feeling and I'll tell you. Tough, tough bracket to get through. S.Carolina is far away, and far away the favorite. Too many turnovers. Hockey: Played ND's way, as good at defense as ND is. The tournament format is the worst in sports.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.20: Exorcising their Demons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 78:50

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: They Wanted This One Winning Physical Battles Early The only Power Play The Offensive Second Period The Winner and the Shutdown Goalie-fest Segment 2: What Else Is Happening The Other Semi-Final Conference Tournament Talk Pairwise Overall Minnesota Preview --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Finally" -CeCe Peniston Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.23: Don't Listen to Jerry Palm

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 68:14

    1 hour and 8 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Previewing Colorado State starts at 1:00 Michigan is in the tournament and opposing sports fans are mad! Colorado State is probably the best draw for Michigan - they are the worst 6-seed in the field by some distance. The gang discusses Colorado State's roster. Hunter Dickinson is bigger than most Mountain West players. The Rams are excellent at defending twos but will give up a lot of open threes, Michigan can't have a 16% day. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Potential 2nd Round Match-Ups starts at 20:48 It's probably not going to be Longwood. Tennessee is the best 3-seed in the field (two others are Big Ten teams that they wouldn't rematch Michigan with) - they've lost one game since the end of January. The Vols are the #3 defense in the country and wreak havoc with speed on the perimeter. They're not a juggernaut offensively. Better than having to play any of the #1 or #2 seeds, though. Tennessee has fast guards and are #8 in the country in take-aways. Need neutral-court Caleb Houston to hit half of his shots to help give Hunter Dickinson 1-on-1 matchups. Tennessee shoots well from three but not as well from two - Michigan needs to exploit this. 3. Hot Takes and Big Ten Predictions starts at 40:14 Takes hotter than Indiana fans who are like "why-do-we-have-to-go-to-Dayton-because-we-won-that-game-and-you-did-not-win-that-game-and-we're-just-going-to-ignore-what-happened-the-rest-of-the-season-cuz-that-doesn't-count-for-us-at-all-it's-just-the-one-game-THAT'S-WHAT-COUNTS." The Michigan win/loss pattern is a re-occurring theme. Not much optimism about a Big Ten team winning it all - bad news for Brian's annual bracket pick of Iowa winning it all. What's Wisconsin going to do when a non-Big Ten ref tells Brad Davison "you can't do that"? 4. Hockey starts at 1:00:01 Michigan beats Notre Dame at their own game in the coolest Yost environment in a long time. Michigan got a penalty for... embellishment? It felt like Michigan was cursed when the score was tied 1-1, but Michigan scored and held Notre Dame to four shots in the third period. Michigan is locked into the first or second overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Ohio State with a 41% chance of making the tournament- root for Bemidji!  MUSIC: "Esportes Casual"--Yo La Tengo "Bluebird" -- Langhorne Slim "It's On"--Slum Village “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 3/10/2022: You Can't Get That in the G League

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 46:37

    Things discussed: At Ohio State: The Devante' Jones Game. Craft in his game finally adapted to the Big Ten. His shooting changed OSU's plan to go under screens. T-Will: Unlocked by transition. Officiating was unacceptable. Not the usual bad Boroski stuff: They let Liddell get away with everything. Michigan defense: brought doubles from the baseline to generate 11 steals. Turnovers and ORebs were the difference in the game. Houstan: Not a guy who can shoot off screens. He needs to be set. His defense was strong but against just-a-shooters. Offseason work: Learn to finish. He can get to rim but he's terrible once there. Indiana: One good player team. Race Thompson is a guy who works on a better team. Bad matchup for Michigan at guard. Can we get these guys back? Houstan yes, other guys not likely? Seth: have to change their mindsets. If Michigan can put $1 million on the table for Hunter, sure. Is Michigan ready to do that? Makes the most sense if he's getting good advice. Diabate too. But what's the likelihood they're getting good advice? Break: Bilas thinks you should be allowed to dick punch if you're Boeheim's kid. Football: McCarthy injury, how it affects the QB competition. Hockey: Playing MSU is bad because you're surprised next series when you have to play hockey again.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.19: Out Of Their Misery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 82:55

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: No Surprises Worrisome Five Minutes? Meh. 5x3 Power Play Talk Fifty-five minutes of domination MSU Goalie Implosion All You Can Eat Power Play Segment 2: Past and Future Assessments Weekend Takeaways B10 Tournament Results Pairwise Implications Looking at Next Weekend --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "We Are Family" -Sister Sledge Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.22: Nobody Gets Gold Pants

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 68:03

    1 hour and 8 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Ohio State starts at 1:00 Punch the ticket! DeVante' Jones put the team on his back. Michigan comes into this game as one of the worst defenses in the country in terms of generating turnovers - they had 11, almost one in five of Ohio State's possessions. Despite no Juwan Howard, Hunter Dickinson, adverse whistles, and Caleb Houston in "road mode", they pull a win out. Brian knows a surprising amount about Joey Brunk. Encouraging play from the freshmen off the bench, especially Bufkin's dagger three.  [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Iowa starts at 21:55 Iowa shot 58% from three ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Keegan Murray and Kris Murray account for 42 of Iowa's points, Michigan can cover one of them but not both. Diabete had 28 points in the first Iowa game, only four in this one.  3. Reflecting on the Regular Season starts at 32:45 Michigan was a pre-season top five team and ended up on the bubble all season until now. What happened? Michigan had the #3 toughest schedule in America. Michigan finishes #31 in Kenpom, Big Ten Champion Wisconsin finishes #30. DeVante' Jones needed time to adjust to the Big Ten. Frankie Collins didn't shoot as well as expected most of the season. Caleb Houston was supposed to be a wing but ended up being a forward. Moussa Diabete exceeded expectations on offense but wasn't there on defense. Brandon Johns seemed to disappear this season. There are no real wings on this roster.  4. Hockey vs Michigan State starts at 54:02 What does Michigan have to do to get hockey muppets?? Brian showed up to the second game five minutes late and it was already 2-0. Is there anything else to say other than "Michigan State is bad"? Some guys got their first goals which was a nice thing to have. Children of Yost didn't even do the chant after the 8th goal in the second game. Michigan gets Notre Dame next - the team that has been Michigan kryptonite all season. Michigan could possibly pass Minnesota State for the #1 overall seed. Ohio State might not make the tournament at all now. Your podcast editor con confirm: Colorado is gorgeous in March.  MUSIC: "Oh I"--Nathaniel Rateliff "Selfish"--Slum Village "Help is on the Way"--Wavves “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 3/3/2022: Give 'Em Credit, I Guess

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 52:26

    Things discussed: Illinois just hit shots: not too worried about that performance. What was Izzo doing? Not taking responsibility for an insane gameplan. Why did Bingham only play 9 minutes when he was holding up against Hunter? Michigan went under screens. Craig: it's not drop coverage. Frankie: rest of the team has to catch up to his speed too. Great D. Houstan's home/road splits. His defense has come around. Needs 1st shot to go down. Iowa: Good matchup for M the way Illini aren't: Moussa can play Keegan's multiple game, Hunter dominates in the post. Ohio State? After Illinois game Illini fans think the officiating changed in OSU games and they lost to Maryland and Nebraska(!) Craig: Never tired. Players don't get tired. Getting the players back? Michigan needs to make an NIL pitch to Dickinson, and get the Tschwebe deal for Diabate. Jones is going to be 24 so when does he get his pro career going? Respect for Dickinson's Christian Laettner game. Hockey: Can't have mistakes against Notre Dame. They made one on Friday, refs made one on Saturday, and that's a series.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.18: Always a Bridesmaid

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 73:15

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: No Mistakes Beecher and Portillo Is It Possible to Be Perfect? Just Too Sloppy Nick's Bad Night The No-Call Segment 2: Bigger Picture PIMs Leader Coaching Matchups B10 and Pairwise MSU...again --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Don't Let Me Get Me" -P!NK Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.21: From the Garden of Nil

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 82:34

    1 hour and 22 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Illinois starts at 1:00 Third straight week of a win that points Michigan towards the tournament and a loss that points them back to the bubble. Michigan finally shoots pretty decently against Illinois but the Illini shoot 59% from three. Curbelo doesn't look like a great player coming into this game but shoots 5-for-7 on FGs. The Hunter Dickinson mid-season Renaissance seems to have cooled down - offense and defense both seem to be off. DeVante' Jones is looking like a legit Big Ten point guard. Can Michigan use NIL deals to get everyone back next season? [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP]   2. Rutgers starts at 21:05 Caleb Houston was the Kenpom MVP after going 5-for-9 from three. Rutgers shoots 17% from threes - Michigan gets to win a game because of the other team's poor three point shooting this time! Some contested pull-up jumpers from Rutgers even missed! Michigan needs a defensive wing next year, who's it going to be? At this point, just get into the tournament.  3. Hot Takes and Gimmicky Top Five starts at 34:33 Takes hotter than Illinois shooting a three from the logo. Everyone lost this weekend to keep the spotlight on Carol Hutchins for being the winningest softball coach in NCAA history. Who do you give the ball to on this team to shoot a game-winning three? Return of the Gimmicky Top Five! Top five things Juwan Howard is doing with his spare time. Brian discusses pretzels. Your podcast editor cannot relate to Brian's number one :(  4. Hockey vs Notre Dame starts at 57:44 A very frustrating end to the regular season. Officiating has been inconsistent all season and this weekend was the cherry on top. Michigan is tied with Bowling Green with the most penalty minutes on the season (517 minutes). Michigan does need to be smarter about cross checking opponents from behind, especially with a conference title on the line. Playing Notre Dame is like a microcosm of the NCAA tournament. Michigan has dropped to #2 in Pairwise behind Minnesota State and probably won't fall any further because there's a huge gap between #2 and #3. Tune into the The Michigan Hockeycast for more Michigan hockey from David and Alex! MUSIC: "Dis Generation"--A Tribe Called Quest "Cosi Ti Ami"--Nina Simone "I Don't Live Here Anymore"--The War on Drugs “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 2/24/2022: Uncle Crabby Hoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 46:55

    Things discussed: The brawl: punishment for Juwan was appropriate, lack of accountability from Wisconsin was terrible. NCAA should have suspended the UW assistant coaches, especially the one who tackled Terrance Williams. Wisconsin fans don't get to talk about Juwan unless their embarrassment of Brad Davison. Rutgers game: It's the shooting. Caleb can shoot at home yay! Rutgers didn't make theirs. Michigan found holes in the mid-range. Michigan is 90th percentile at contested jumpers and 26th percentile on uncontested, which just means they're missing the open looks. Houstan had one of his best defensive games. That makes a big difference, especially since Johns is unplayable now. Hello Kobe Bufkin. Izzo claims he got T'd up because of Juwan. Pointing and laughing at how badly he's coaching this team. Denard: Underrated how much of a hard worker he is. Help with Dante Moore? Sainristil to cornerback? Michigan also looking in portal for CB. YIKES for cornerback, makes sense for WR since Ronnie Bell is going to be your slot, and he's the best blocker among the WRs. Seth: expect Sainristil to move back, maybe next year. Good to get a senior in the CB room because they have a lot of freshmen whom they want to play. Hockey: Who's the best defender on this team, the #1 overall guy or the Hughes? Also who sits now? WBB: They're going to be motivated for MSU after their play in EL. No more turnovers. Bring back Brown now?

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.17: Good Evening, and Thank You

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 83:47

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Captain Winner Hughes for Hobey? Another Crazy Second Period Portillo...Good and Bad Captain Nick to the Rescue Segment 2: Senior Night Shutdown Penalties and a Lapointe More Special Teams The Luke Hughes Goal Third Period Lockdown B10, Pairwise, and Minnesota Preview --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Pump It Up" -Endor Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    MGoPodcast 13.20: You Can Do That In Hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 63:15

    1 hour and 3 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. The End of the Wisconsin Game starts at 1:00 We apologize for a bit of technical difficulties with Brian's mic this episode. Brian and Seth discuss the end of the Wisconsin game. Brad Davison remains the dirtiest player in college basketball and Greg Gard defends him. Suspensions have been issued, time to move on with the season. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP]   2. Wisconsin (During the Game) starts at 12:12 Just a bad shooting game all around. This is either a 66% three-point shooting team or a 16% three-point shooting team and it doesn't seem to matter what the opposition is doing. When they get hot shooting from the 4 they annihilate Purdue. When they don't, this game happens. Turns out wings are important in basketball. What happened to Brandon Johns? 3. Hot Takes and Iowa starts at 27:32 It's already pretty hot out there but the gang comes up with some hot[ter] takes. Michigan has another horrible three-point shooting game against Iowa but it doesn't matter because Moussa Diabete goes 12-15 in FGs from the floor for 28 points. Shut down Keegan Murray and Iowa doesn't seem to know what to do. Kobe Bufkin getting 10 points off the bench was encouraging, Michigan needs a better performance from the bench overall this season.  4. Hockey vs Ohio State starts at 44:01 Michigan needs four points this upcoming weekend to clinch the Big Ten regular season championship. Was Luke Hughes's goal the best we've ever seen? (Not for Brian because he's old and has seen more goals). Ohio State's thing is that they have a very good goalie but Michigan has a good goalie to match and better skaters. Michigan's defense in the 3rd period of the Saturday game was clinical. Losing those players to the Olympics might be one of the best things to happen to this team.  MUSIC: "Bringin' Home The Rain" -- The Builders and the Butchers "My Love Forevermore" -- The Hillbilly Moon Explosion ft. Mark 'Sparky' Philips "Today" -- Zero 7 “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 2/17/2022: I Was Waiting for This

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 50:41

    Things discussed: Harbaugh's contract: Waiting to see the details. If it's a big buyout the NFL dalliance is over. And after we recorded the details dropped. Was it the end? Probably only because the NFL passed. Oakland, Miami, New York, Chicago were this cycle, Detroit was last year, his guy at Jacksonville just came to Michigan…short of Indianapolis or something happening to his brother that's every franchise Harbaugh's affiliated with. Who's going to be quarterback next year? There will be a battle all offseason to keep both, but we are hoping it's McCarthy because that means he's gotten better than the starting QB of the Big Ten champions. Ratio changes, but into the season (which has a very gentle ramp-up) both guys will play. NIL: States amending/repealing legislation? They were being reactive, especially Ohio/Alabama who tried to maintain the status quo as long as they could. States with no laws (e.g. Texas) are in the best shape now, but that wasn't the reality before the NCAA waived their hands. Not reacting to the laws; they're reacting to the recruiting. How much money is actually going around? More than there was before. Hoops: Michigan got great shots in both games, they didn't go in vs OSU. Craig: was there an officiating disparity? Yes. Michigan's so hot and cold that they are going to drop more games than they should. Favored in 4/7 but only by a little bit. NBA decisions? Dickinson isn't on draft boards: need to show him there's enough NIL money to change his math. Diabate: Probably gone, because an NBA team will want to develop his talent and he can't NIL being an international player, even though he's the perfect example of a guy who can increase his draft stock immensely by staying in school. Houstan: doesn't have much choice because he isn't an NBA player at this point. Hockey: Minnesota survived without their Olympians, Michigan has their work cut out to keep up because OSU and ND are tough series to finish and they have a 2-point cushion. MSU is so bad.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.16: 300? More Like 3!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 67:15

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. --------------------------------- Segment 1: Hockey Games, kinda MSU is Bad Shooters gon' Shoot Craziest Power Play Ever Got Some Depth Segment 2: B10, PWR, Olympics Results/Standings Pairwise Talk Ohio State Preview What that means and a look to Beijing

    MGoPodcast 13.19: Good RNG, Bad RNG

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 66:08

    1 hour and 6 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Ohio State starts at 1:00 Series split between Ohio State and Purdue probably helps tournament résumé overall. Michigan schemed a lot of nice, open looks but just couldn't get the ball to drop. Overall trajectory of the team is still optimistic considering the improvement of the defense. If Dickinson isn't having a good game against any legitimate competition then the odds of winning drops considerably (zero assists, 0-for-2 on 3s in this game). Michigan's ball screen offense, including passes, is better this year with Devante' Jones than it was last year with Smith, he just needs to improve 3-point shooting. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP]   2. Purdue starts at 17:43 Michigan scorches the top team in the conference because they hit their shots - particularly 12-21 on 3s. Hunter Dickinson being used as a decoy to get open looks has been successful in the playbook. Jaden Ivey was coming off ball screens all day in the first Purdue game, Michigan traps him in almost every screen this game. Seeing Michigan make that adjustment was a good overall sign for the coaching staff. Hunter Dickinson played really well despite being a bit injured. Big games this season are going to come down to RNG (random number generator).  3. Football starts at 32:45 Michigan hires Jesse Minter as defensive coordinator - good continuity candidate after Macdonald. Has coached college for a while so he should know what he's getting into in terms of college recruiting. Jay Harbaugh moves to safeties coach and will probably be good at that, too. Offense will probably go back to Harbaugh being the CEO with run and pass game assistants. Defense will need more good ideas to generate pressure because you won't have Aidan Hutchinson to generate pressure for you.  4. Hockey Series vs MSU starts at 44:36 Ok fine, Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" might not be the most sexually explicit song ever, but Michigan has retained the most phallic trophy in college hockey - The Iron D. Michigan State is really bad at hockey and has been for quite some time. Their defensive philosophy is to have six goalies where everyone just tries to block a shot. Just completely non-competitive hockey games despite Michigan being without four players in the Olympics. Have there ever been four goals (two by each team) on one penalty kill before? Michigan needs to stop getting unnecessary majors. It will be a close finish between Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio State for first place in the Big Ten. MUSIC: "Beat the Devils Tattoo"-- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Western Saloon - Cartoon"-- Waldeck, Mud "Forgot About Dre (Clean)"-- Dr. Dre, Eminem “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 2/10/2022: In Love With Your Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 48:41

    Couple of coaching title updates now that it's official: Steve Clinkscale has been made co-DC. Mike Hart is the running game coordinator. Elston is the recruiting coordinator. Things discussed: Harbaugh makes good hires; looking internal was smart. New OC team: Gattis grew before our eyes, can they stay as organized as they were last year? Gattis: Hard to understand why he felt the way he did after the contract negotiation: Harbaugh was going to name him the guy, the regents were behind it, the other assistants were told that Gattis was the internal hire if that was the direction they went, and Harbaugh went out on a limb for Gattis in 2019 and paid a price to let him grow on the job. All those rumors are absolute BS. He was never pulled off the recruiting trail, never had any off-field incidents. He is emotional and that seems to work both for and against him. Coordinating is more about building the options that week than calling the plays on Saturday. Moving Bellamy/Ron: Both guys are head coaches and filling out their resumes. Both great recruiters. Bellamy a more natural receivers coach, and Minter is a safeties guy so Harbaugh's not being thrown in the deep end. Minter: Vandy defensive stats don't matter—seems he was a Plan A guy that Macdonald wanted, and a guy who loves speed. Seth: Going to see Michigan dip deeper into the Vikings playbook because they have more speed in the secondary. Have to recreate pressure with different looks instead of having Aidan run through guys. Co-DCs: Not necessarily the same as the co-OCs but they'll probably break up specific duties in scouting and game-planning—playcalling is a small thing in comparison, especially on D. Elston as recruiting coordinator: Good pick and has to move on Dante Moore. Harbaugh is building quite a coaching tree. Hoops: Got shooting vs Purdue, don't have any answer for Ivey. Painter is going to have an answer for the pressure. Probably can't play Jace 20 minutes. Beat their defense, make your shots. Penn State: Zone worked against them.

    MGoPodcast 13.18: This Dance Ain't for Everybody

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 62:00

    1 hour and  2 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Purdue starts at 1:00 We begin with a lengthy discussion about Tim Brando and songs with sex appeal. At times Michigan looked like they were going to get run out of the building against Purdue, and yet they were able to get within a point in the 2nd half. Michigan doesn't have a wing with the size to defend a player like Jaden Ivey. Hunter Dickinson's shooting development continues. We may look back at how frustratingly close this game was come tournament time.  [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP]   2. Nebraska starts at 22:50 Only 23 minutes for Hunter Dickinson in this game. This game slipped out of hand because he was on the bench for so long (and yet he finished the game with only two fouls). Is this what Michigan is going to look like next year if Hunter Dickinson goes pro? Michigan's three-point shooting is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this year. Most of the things that could turn this team around are probably a year away. 3. Hot Takes and Jim Harbaugh starts at 35:35 Takes hotter than a Hunter Dickinson mid-range jumper. Quarterbacks coach Tom Brady?? Discussions about Jim Harbaugh's interview with the Vikings. It feels like Michigan wasn't able to take full advantage on the recruiting trail with beating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten. Talking a bit about Josh Gattis and his bitter departure. What can Jim Harbaugh do right now to revive the morale within the program after his flirtations with the NFL and losing offensive and defensive coordinators? 4. What's Next? starts at 53:49 Every time they hire a new coordinator it seems like it's out of left field so is there even much of a point in trying to guess who they hire or promote next? Larry Foote's name is mentioned. Jesse Minter seems somewhat Mike Macdonald-esque. Matt Weiss might be a co-offensive coordinator. Otherwise anyone's guess is as good as anyone else's.  MUSIC: "Push It"--Salt 'n Peppa "Car Radio"--Spoon "Dark Red"--Steve Lacy “Across 110th Street”

    WTKA Roundtable 2/3/2022: Thanks Message Board Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 64:17

    Things discussed: Craig: Gimmicky Top Five reasons Harbaugh didn't go to the Vikings. What happened with the reporting on Harbaugh? Shout out to the guy on the message board who went to Stanford with Matt Weiss and knew he was friends with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Why was he interested in the NFL? Rehashing 2021: were the new staff meant to provide continuity? Hart, Bellamy, Clinkscale, Moore, and Elston are all guys with special value to Michigan. What can Harbaugh do to win back people irked and make everyone believe he's here for good? Either a contract with a buyout that scares away the NFL, or a coach in waiting. Harbaugh learned in 2021 that he doesn't have infinite rope; Warde put his own neck on the line to keep him, Jim bet on himself, and that wouldn't have happened if Harbaugh wasn't a native son. Craig: No head coach. Next step is shore up the staff because they're going to be imperative for recruiting, and they're poachable after they were left in the dark this whole time. Clink is due a DC title. Reshuffle them? Ron to WRs/recruiting frees up options. Seth: problem is Bellamy is a great safeties coach! DC talk: Whatever you get you need a guy who can keep up what Macdonald did with the NFL-ization of the defense to keep up with Ryan Day. Seth: Frustrated how people put made up stuff out there. National reporters, NFL people, even some closer to home were putting out false information. I live in terror every day that I'll post something wrong.

    MGoPodcast 13.17: Baby Metal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 62:49

    1 hour and  2 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Michigan State and Northwestern starts at 1:00 Seth just missed another shot, and another. Michigan played out of their mind against MSU but just couldn't get shots to land. Brian strongly disagrees with the coaching decision to go away from drop coverage in this game. Northwestern is an ultimate ref show. Michigan shoots 67% from three against Northwestern to overcome only having one offensive rebound in this game.  [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP]   2. Harbaugh Stuff starts at 20:12 Jim Harbaugh is interviewing with the Vikings. There are also rumors of the Dolphins taking a shot. Kind of a bummer that Jim Harbaugh has one successful year and then possibly wants to bolt, but could this be Harbaugh's last chance at the NFL? If Michigan does lose Harbaugh, who do they hire next? Is it an internal hire? Some brief discussion on the next defensive coordinator. 3. Michigan Hockey at Wisconsin starts at 33:29 Michigan sweeps a bad Wisconsin team despite being without two players to Olympic obligations. Michigan's defense is scoring around one goal per game and has become a powerful offense on this team. May need to sweep the series against Michigan State during the Olympic break to feel comfortable with winning the Big Ten. Tune into The Michigan Hockeycast tomorrow for a more in-depth analysis!  4.  starts at 47:11 Takes hotter than the opposite of the shooting of the first half against Michigan State. More Harbaugh talk. Michigan is a women's gymnastics school. A brief discussion on what music to listen to when you're at the dentist.  MUSIC: "The Agency Group"--Alvvays "Help is on the Way"--Waves "Gimme Chocolate"--Babymetal “Across 110th Street”

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.15: Declawed Badgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 79:55

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Badger Beatdown the First No Power, No KJ, No Problem  Wisconsin actually scores A Major...Against An Opponent! Michigan is Just Better Even Beydoun Can't Save Them  Segment 2: Madison Mashing the Second Ethan Edwards is Popping ALL OF THE GOALS FOR EVERYONE Goodnight, Madison Our friends in South Bend and Hockey Valley B10 Standings and the Bye --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Jump Around" -- House of Pain Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 1/27/2022: Situation Normal: Jim Is Not

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 54:00

    Things discussed: What's going on with Harbaugh? Talk exceeds the substance—tepid interest from Harbaugh, tepid interest from the NFL. Vikings might do something goofy but barring that he's back. Will we get an announcement? Yeah, there will be a contract. What went down with Macdonald? He seemed like an NFL guy, don't understand why they dropped Wink, but Wink was a successor to Pees, and maybe John thought Macdonald was the real engine. Everyone agrees he's a genius. Clink is going to be the co-DC. Not going to find a guy with the same system; just need find someone who can fit the same personnel. Mac brought us a strategy that could beat Ohio State. Gotta have that. You can play man the rest of the year. Also need a LBs coach. Michigan going to ask Larry Foote? Hoops: We let Craig Ross go off. Rob Riley is an abomination, shouldn't be reffing in the Big Ten. This is the crew that ran off Beilein. Game is different if HD doesn't get that 3rd foul. Moving screens were on Jones. Moussa got a terrible charge call where the guy was sliding under him. Shout out to Faulds. Support playing him over Johns given how badly Johns was playing (the shoe!) IU game: Woodson got outcoached by Howard, TJD looked tired. MSU has been getting RIDICULOUS officiating the last three games. End of Northwestern game they were actively trying to give MSU chances, Illinois had a huge lead until the officials brought State back, and Wisconsin got doubled up in fouls at home. Doesn't bode well for Breslin. MSU could not stop Frazier—they have a blow-by problem at guard again. They also can't decide who to play at center, even if it's obviously Bingham. Caleb Houstan's renaissance: The more space you create the better he's going to be, because he's a lethal Just a Shooter™ but isn't great at contested shots and doesn't get it off quickly.

    MGoPodcast 13.16: Three Turned Corners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 77:30

    1 hour and 17`minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast,and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Indiana starts at 1:00 Michigan climbs to 18 spots in the NET rankings to reach the fringe of the NCAA Men's Tournament bubble. Everything seemed to come easy in this game. The emergence of Hunter Dickinson's three point game will change how teams have to prepare for him. Parallels are drawn between this Michigan team and last season's Ohio State team. Diabaté was extremely energized in this game. This feels like a young team that is finally turning a corner. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Maryland starts at 19:05 Michigan runs out to a big lead and was never threatened against a not-great Maryland team that has a surprising lack of talent on it. Frankie Collins has an alley-oop from Eli Brooks, followed by a play Brian cannot describe with proper words, followed by two air-balled threes. Doesn't seem like a shooter right now but can be ball dominant. DeVante' Jones has been more efficient and less turnover prone, which may be a big reason Michigan has looked better in recent weeks. 3. Hot Takes, Harbaugh Thoughts starts at 33:50 Takes hotter than Hunter Dickinson in the last couple of games. Brian's take gets some form of "wow" from everyone who heard it. Can Michigan de-throne Stanford?? Latest rumor is the Raiders don't want to make a move for Harbaugh because Jim Harbaugh is weird. NFL people are even weirder, though. Brian and Seth try to dissect what might be going through Jim's mind during this offseason.  4. Hockey vs Minnesota starts at 57:35 Alex and David come in to talk hockey. Michigan is up to #1 in the Pairwise rankings, also tied for first place in the Big Ten with Ohio State. Big Ten is really strong this year - even Penn State who is last in the Big Ten is ranked 24th in the Pairwise. Minnesota's rink is hard to adapt to - it's bigger and the nets like to come off easily. Michigan losing players to the Olympics is mitigated by a bye week, but those players will be gone for the Ohio State series. Brian is so so excited for Michigan to be the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Hockey Tournament and that they'll play somewhere 1,000 miles away. 

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.14: Close But No Jack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 78:21

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Don't Take Silly Penalties Will Michigan Ever Register a Shot? Duke Doing Some Things No, Johnny, No No Matthew Knies: Baseball Hitter The Penalty Segment 2: That's Better Uh oh. Not Again... Star Power is Good Erik Portillo Does It Again A Look Around the B10 Upcoming Trip to Madison --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "Winter Wonderland" - Bing Cosby Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 1/20/2022: Who Is Little Wayne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 65:29

    Things discussed: Pre-show: Jim Harbaugh thoughts at the tail end of The Michigan Insider. Question: Interim tag? What about co-head coaches? Harbaugh: Likely to return to Michigan, wants to see if the NFL is interested but we only see the Raiders as potentially interested. Mike Elston: One of the guys. If you're going to be a lifelong DL coach might as well come home. Let's play if he goes: Hart? Gattis? Macdonald? Outside options? We haven't changed. Likelihood it happens? Only Raiders, G-Men seems like it would be weird. If the NFL really wanted Jim Harbaugh he'd be in the NFL right now. It would have to be a team that wants to make the whole operation Harbaugh's because your GM has to be the rare type of boss who can get along with him. Jacksonville? Not with Baalke there. But Jim's good friend is director of player personnel. Do we care that Michigan has a coach looking around? If it wasn't Harbaugh, probably. Hoops: Played with guts in Champaign, PG coming around, Frankie's not a shooter but had a super spreader event at Crisler. Hockey: Got lucky to win 2 against PSU, go to Minnesota when they're trying to find a goalie (can't have ours again).

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.13: Picked a Netty Nit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 73:40

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: Strong Start Turns to Hanging On Period of Goals Five Minute Majors Go Opposite Directions Michigan Gets Many OMRs, Finishes None Individual Mistakes Allow a PSU Rally Some 5x3 PP Discussion  Segment 2: A win? A tie? Yes. 28:32 First Period Nap Second Period Adrenaline Rush Third Period Rally and Survive Big Ten Talk Showdown in Minneapolis --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" -The Tokens Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 1/13/2022: In Defense of Neanderthals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 53:49

    Things discussed: Harbaugh to the NFL? Only the Raiders, and only if they make a ridiculous offer. Difference this year from last: Harbaugh went through last January's renegotiation. If anyone's going to make the move it's the Raiders making a big one. Jim's gotta know however that it's not going to last. Donors who are for Michigan not their own self-aggrandizement is what makes Michigan so competitive. Having Ross be mostly hands off helps Michigan keep the donors from messing with the program, and that's something that other schools envy us for. Good donors want a better linebacker, not more access. NIL and “NIL”? Michigan is coming along, probably not as fast as other schools are going to keep adapting. Transfers? Michigan's only gotten one guy since 1990 who got more than a few credits towards a Michigan undergrad degree to transfer: Grant Mason from Stanford. Everyone else was a grad transfer or more or less started from scratch. Can Michigan be competitive in this environment? If the talent is more diffused. If Bama and UGA and Ohio State have their choice it's unlikely Michigan can go 3-0 against them to win a championship. When you have an Ole Miss and Florida and A&M focused on getting the guys who want to go wherever's offering the most money, that takes the top off of Bama and Georgia and Ohio State. Hoops: Problems they have are not solvable, because they don't have wings. Their thruck will change at least. Illinois is playing great even without Curbelo. Frazier is the kind of guy who can tear us apart. Hockey: Made it over their bumpy part of the road and Mel teams have good second halves, but the Olympics could leave us severely depleted. Still look like a good team to make a run in the playoffs. Great UMass series this week.

    The Michigan Hockeycast 4.12: Of Lexington and Concord

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 90:23

    With David Nasternak and Alex Drain This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games. [Writeup after THE JUMP] --------------------------------- Segment 1: A Tie and a Win 00:51 News, Notes, Catch-up Some Quick Tech Speak Michigan Scores at a Minute's Notice A Late Win Convincing Numbers Segment 2: More Mass, B10 Roundup, and some PSU Talk 28:50 Top Line Dominance Portillo very good...still Frustrating last 7 Minutes B10 Wrapup A look ahead to Penn State Also Olympics --------------------------------- MUSIC NHL on ESPN Theme U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Historical Ensemble Ice Hockey (NES) theme

    WTKA Roundtable 1/6/2022: The First Bus to Mars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 55:02

    Things discussed: The Orange Bowl: Georgia was just really good. Stetson Bennett was great. UGA had us scouted perfectly. Harrell vs their TE, two TDs each on Colson and Vincent Gray. UGA's talent was a game-changer. Georgia fans were nice—Let's have a home and home with them? Cade vs JJ: Sam's ready to go McCarthy now, but we all expect a competition, and a result. Love for this team. Break: Harbaugh talk. If Michigan can't get transfers in or compete on “NIL” they're not ready for the next phase of college football. Hoops: This team is an easy scout. They need a wing.

    MGoPodcast 13.15: The Taco Ceiling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 70:39

    1 hour and 10`minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, SignalWire (use the code MUPPETS), Prentice 4M, where we recorded this, Team Fan Club, and introducing The View from the Cheap Seats podcast by the Sklars, who will now be joining us for the Hot Takes segments. Please go subscribe and like their podcast, and leave your hot takes about this game in the reviews. 1. Offense starts at 1:00 Miami, the city, is a weird place. Georgia's defense has a Devin Bush and even Blake Corum in space couldn't get around him. Run game didn't get anywhere and Cade's 3-4 yard passes at a time wasn't able to get Michigan down the field. JJ is probably the one with the ceiling to compete with teams like Georgia.  [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Defense starts at 18:56 We were hoping Michigan could make up the talent gap by scheming up some plays and playing smarter - turns out Georgia out-schemed Michigan. Georgia seemed prepared for all the nuances of Michigan's defenses that they could exploit. Seth gives some optimism about the future of this defense. 3. Hot Takes, 2022 Offense starts at 29:56 Takes hotter than... Miami? Brian has opinions about tacos. Quarterback situation for 2022 looks to be really good. Unclear if there's a bruiser at running back to replace Haskins, but Michigan's backfield could be one of the most explosive in the country. Michigan loses a blocking tight end in Joel Honigford but the returning unit looks good. Center replaces Andrew Vastardis with a possible upgrade and the rest of the line looks to be in a good place - can any of them be an All-American? Add Ronnie Bell to the returning receiver group and they might be one of the best in the league.  4. 2022 Defense starts at 52:40 Most of the defense returns for 2022. Losing the best defensive end duo in the country hurts, it's unclear on how to replace Ojabo and Hutchinson. Defensive scheme may need to be restructured a bit, but the recruiting seems to be planning for that. Junior Colson probably has the biggest growth potential at linebacker. Losing Brad Hawkins and (we assume) Dax Hill will be difficult, may need to play true freshmen at some point. Dropping a five-star true freshman (Will Johnson) at cornerback will be feasible next season. It's looking like Michigan could be in the same situation next season as this one: going into the Ohio State game with everything on the line. MUSIC: "When You Were Mine"--Joy Crookes "True"--Skirts "All of the Time"--Jungle “Across 110th Street”

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