Podcast: Practice is underway at Michigan and Michigan State

With practice underway in Ann Arbor and East Lansing, we dive into some key early-season storylines in a combined episode of the podcast. The conversation ranges from Rocket Watts to Zavier Simpson and some insight from Brendan after a conversation with Phil Martelli.

Listen to “Practice is underway at Michigan and Michigan State. Let’s party.” on Spreaker.

Among the topics discussed:

  • (06:20) Impressions from Michigan State’s first practice, Hauser waiver?
  • (20:27) Rocket Watts, Malik Hall look legit
  • (31:02) Xavier Tillman’s growth path
  • (40:53) Michigan starts with defense
  • (50:38) How will Michigan’s new staff work together?
  • (57:10) The Zavier Simpson conundrum


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Notable Replies

  1. bounce

    I don’t regard it as a problem. I think a lot of it is dog related and it’s kind of funny.

  2. BP3

    Not sure where to put this

  3. umhoops

    Can’t read a practice report by Tim McCormick without thinking of Laval Lucas-Perry.

  4. silverblue

    So, Tim McCormick played 90 games for Michigan from 1980-1984. He played nearly 1500 minutes for the Wolverines starting during his junior and senior seasons. During those final two seasons at Michigan he averaged nearly 12.2 points and over 6 rebounds per game. He went on to play in the NBA for eight seasons where he averaged 8.3 ppg and 4.9 rpg. Tim has been a basketball analyst for ESPN, runs the NBA Top 100 camps, and works as a pregame and post game analyst for the Detroit Pistons. BUT, he makes a mistake on LLP and suddenly posters on a message board know more about Michigan basketball than he does, and his opinion has no merit and is “meaningless?” OK…let’s just say I don’t agree, but have fun.

  5. umhoops

    The point is just that McCormick is definitely prone to hyperbole whether it is talking about LLP as the “best Michigan PG since Rumeal Robinson” or saying that Juwan Howard reminds him of Pat Riley.

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