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MGoPodcast 12.16: Ukrainian Arms Dealers

January 4, 2021

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1. Northwestern Recap

starts at 1:00

Michigan is so hard to strategize for. Hunter Dickinson demands a double, and you can't double him. Running horns with a high-low—incredible that they're already on the back end of the playbook at this point in the program. Rules say you can't do a pullup on the rim but Seth is still mad they T'd up Chaundee. Announcers versus added probabilities.

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2. Maryland Recap

starts at 36:22

Serious discussion on whether Hunter Dickinson has ties to the Ukranian mafia. Michigan goes 2-3 zone and sticks with it, and Michigan goes on a run. Dickinson's flex earns an awful technical. Maryland shoots the lights out and still can't compete. Having a hard time not saying things about Juwan that are fair for a 2nd year coach.

3. Harbaugh's NFL Flirtation

starts at 1:12:40

Toledo reporter Jordan Strack has it on good sources that Harbaugh's looking around at NFL jobs, and probably would prefer to take one if they call. Would they call? The NFL has taken far worse ideas than a guy who went to the Super Bowl in the third year of a four-year rebuild. So…Soup? Soup.

4. Hot Takes and Around the League

starts at 1:32:28

This conference is ridiculous—three centers are in the Kenpom Top 10 and a fourth got pushed out for Marcus Carr. We love Both (pronounced Booth") Gach. May not be the only Disaster Factory on Minnesota. We cursed Armaan Franklin into a sprained ankle by saying he's the reason IU is so much improved.


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  • “What We Haven't Got Yet”—JAWS
  • “Please Don't Call Me Crazy”—The Cactus Blossoms
  • “Across 110th Street”

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