Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Michigan Tuesday: A Historic Jump

Juwan Howard's program jumped from being unranked to #4 in Monday's AP Poll.  It's reward for such a huge jump is to play #1 ranked Louisville tonight on the road.  I haven't watched one Louisville game, so I can't tell you how they match-up but I did watch all 3 games Michigan played this weekend and will give you a few thoughts on this team.  

#1 - Need to stop turning over the ball.  Zavier continues to do his thing, but he has been turning the ball over  more this season.  If Michigan is going to continue to win games they have to protect the ball better.   

#2 - Keep Teske out of foul trouble - Jon is playing great low post defense and you can tell the big guys he has faced don't want to shoot in the low post.   His improvement year over year is quite incredible.  

#3 - Get Franz comfortable - He played a lot in the Bahamas but looked tentative and even nervous.   He needs some easy looks and maybe a dunk to get him going.  Poor guy started his college career  facing Iowa State and 3 top 10 teams.

Just like when Coach B was here, Michigan is really good when they are making 3's.   This year they do have Big Jon to knock down some easy low post shots when the offense gets a bit cold or stagnant.  I still would like one more bench player (other then DD) to step up.   My bet is Brandon Johns, want him to get a ton of boards and play some good defense.

Michigan is a 7 point dog tonight in what will be their first true road game of the season.  No matter what happens, we need to flush the OSU bull shit down the drain and focus on Juwan and his program.  To quote Scott Bell from Twitter, Trey Burke's block was clean,  Pitino's program wasn't.  

  • With coaches being fired, recruits are de-committing and players are jumping into the transfer portal.   Any talented DT's with good grades out there?

  • The latest Bowl predictions from Brett McMurphy and The Athletic is Michigan vs. Auburn in the Citrus Bowl.   That is not a good match-up for Michigan.  After Auburn's upset over Alabama, I thought they might find themselves in a New Years Day Bowl.  

  • The Michigan football coaches are on the road and trying to secure its 2020 class as the early signing day is getting close 12/18. 


MichiganMan said...

Bob, I wanted to say thank you for all the updates and information you provided for this football season. We all appreciate your hard work and hope for a better season without Don "Doodle" Brown in 2020.

Blue for Life....

Ps. Now that OSU is in the playoffs, I hope they win one for Big Ten!!

Dvzk said...

Lmao a "Michigan man" hoping Ohio wins. What a fake we root for whoever's playing against Ohio as (MICHIGAN MEN) you're a TROLL and a POS.

szanreno said...

Thank you Dvzk....