Wednesday Night Links

I don’t have a lot of time tonight but I thought I’d throw together a quick links post. There are a few more non-Michigan links than normal but there are some interesting reads. I’m working on finishing up the big recruiting update and that should be ready tomorrow.

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    And yes, Tom Too I heard your comment about expanding on the links posts. It’s something I want to do but time is definitely a limiting factor. Especially during the season, I’m sure I will go more in depth this summer when everything isn’t moving so fast.

  • Kevin in GR

    Great story on Devin Oliver and his family. A friend of mine from HS (Rockford) was at the K-Central/Rockford game last night and met Coach B…who was likely there to see Oliver. Could we have two “D-Mo’s” on the roster in a couple years????? Might be nice!

  • DontLeave

    I hope that Grady doesnt leave this offseason. That would be a huge impact to our team. I dont think he will but there are some people thinking that there is a possibility that he just might. What do you think Dylan of the likely hood of that happening?

  • Giddings

    Not Dylan, but I highly doubt Grady leaves. His family is full of Michigan Men and he is no exception. Plus he’s basically our starting PG by default until Darius proves he can be more effective. By all accounts, Kelvin has no hard feelings towards the coaches, understands that he needs to improve, and wants to do anything he can to help the team.

    That CJ blog is an interesting read. I think that outsider expectations for next year will be high because “we’re not losing any significant scoring or rebounding production” but you can’t underestimate the value of Senior leadership.

  • Dave

    deshawn and gibson will be seniors and manny and kelvin have been through the teeth of things for multiple years…..we are going to be fine with leadership……..i still just cant help but have good feelings about kelvin, i really think this kid can be and is going to be a very good player………it would be nice to know what beilein wants them working on over the off season…….good news though we only have to wait about 9 months to see

  • Ryan

    Courtney freakin Sims, man, always knew he had pro potential but he must have revamped his game to be garnering so much NBA interest.

    Great C.J. read.

  • Meredith

    I have one comment on UConn…this is what happens when parents turn their child over to others for the purpose of sport! My opinion…..

    Good deal for Courtney Sims!

    Much love to CJ Lee, he is an awesome person!

  • michiganman777

    CJ Lee will go down as one of my favorite UM players ever. Kid had more heart than anyone i have seen on our team in years. A true winner.

  • Tom Too

    I really loved Grady’s attitude through the whole benching. He is a class act and might end up being the back up for Morris during the last 1 1/2 of his career and I think he will handle it the same way.

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    Beilein on attrition…
    http://www.detnews.com/article/20090326/SPORTS0201/903260390/1131/sports0201/U-M+s+Beilein+looking+ahead

    “What we’d like to have here, our goal as a program, the only attrition is through graduation. We will do everything we can if a young man is not happy to help him, but we will do everything we can to not having any surprises in May, June or July. That is extremely difficult to deal with as a coach.”

    Discuss. I have no idea what Kelvin is thinking and I think that no matter what he really is thinking, transfer rumors probably would have been swirling regardless just because of his situation. I guess it’s just wait and see at this point.

  • UMDC

    So what do people think about half of Iowa’s team leaving?

    http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/2009/3/25/810688/welcome-to-the-swift-fiery

    Man, that’s crazy!

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    Wow. Talk about a blow for Iowa. Yikes. Sounds like a really rough situation with Jake Kelly but that kid really showed something down the stretch.

  • El Capitan

    Haha I’m not surprised at all about Iowa… they run the most boring and predictable offense, and if their threes aren’t falling, there really is no other way they can score. At least other teams that rely on the 3-ball can run some backdoor cuts and plays for their post players (see: us).

  • Giddings

    Wow… I’ve been trying to think of a “Michigan equivalent” of the Iowa exodus. I think it would look something like this:

    - Manny transfers
    - LLP transfers
    - Kelvin transfers
    - Will Regan commits to us and then de-commits
    - Gibson decides to not return for his 5th year

    That’s horrifying to say the least…

  • Sam

    The thing about Beilein being on CBS is a little confusing. I’m not sure if he will be on CBS or CBS College Sports, which we actually do happen to get in the dorms here. I’ll have to check for him. It should be interesting. Go Mizzou!

  • jmblue

    In other attrition news, OSU’s Mullens surprised no one by leaving early.

    http://ohiostate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=928721

  • Redwings8831

    Beilein is on CBS College Sports right now as an analyst.

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