Probably means very little… but looks like the blue group in most of those clips is Simpson, Brooks, Livers, Johns, Teske.
That Teske putback dunk at the end there
Also don’t know if it means anything, but they show him guarding livers and brooks on separate occasions, which would suggest they’re running him at the 2 and 3. Seems obvious given his versatility but you never know exactly how someone will be used.
Think he’s also guarding Johns in one clip.
Yeah didn’t notice that the first time. While I’m free to read into things I’m gonna replay his comment about ball screens a few dozen times and pencil him in as my B1G FOY
Interesting that Johns would be ahead of Franz at this point.
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Just one practice, so who knows really. Could be that they wanted to work Franz at a different spot or that it is easier to work him at 2-3-4 if he plays with the 2s, or that he’s best as a sixth man because he can play 2-3-4.
I would have thought that Johns would be the “default” starter to start practices this year so this isn’t surprising to me. did you expect Frantz to start from day one?
Franz as a versatile 6th man actually makes a lot of sense. And to me it seems they really want Livers to be a 3, but can’t know that for sure til the season starts.
Everything publicly indicates that they will do everything they can to play Livers at the three. I’d be shocked if that’s not how the season starts, but I could see a situation where you change course at shift him up.
Franz as a sixth-man makes some sense because his ideal position right now might also be the three, but he really can play 2-3-4. We also said that Iggy as the sixth man made some sense at this time last year for the same reason… that didn’t happen .
I just want to see Michigan start with a lineup like below and see what a team with that kind of height across the board can do on defense:
Not sure who can stay in front of anyone other than Simpson, but it is an intriguing amount of length.
I’m hoping Franz’s defense is as advertised but could see the smaller quicker guys giving him issues. I’d like to see this lineup in a 2-3 zone potentially.
Yeah that’s kinda what I meant. I feel like based on what has been said so far, it makes sense that Livers is at the 3 in preseason. And thus it makes sense Johns is starting at 4 and Brooks is starting at 2.
I would love that lineup in a change of pace for a zone D for a bit
To me that would be nothing but encouraging. If we have six bona fide playahs, I am revising irrational exuberance upward several notches.
I would love to see Franz in the 6th man role, but that requires Brooks and Johns to make big leaps from last year. That is certainly possible, but not guaranteed.