Jul 8, 2021 • 1HR 11M

Episode Two: Big Hoops News + Football Roster Draft

We put the hoops stuff first for a reason

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In the second episode of The Bucket Problem, we discuss the news that Hunter Dickinson and De’Vante Jones have withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will suit up for Michigan. Is Juwan Howard’s squad the Big Ten favorite a national title contender? In short, yes.

After hoops talk, Dan and Connor draft 22-man teams using Michigan football’s roster. This exercise is meant to help preview the team—specifically, to get a handle on which position groups have depth. Here are some pull quotes:

“This really is getting bleak.”

“One of the tenets of this podcast is that we would love to be owned by Michigan football.”

“I can’t even try to sell that.”

“Oh gosh.”

“[deep exhale]”

“I just feel so inspired saying all of this.”

“For the 19th pick … yikes.”


“There’s a lot going on here.”

“No, you can’t do that.”

“I was hoping you guys were counting.”

“I think I already lost this.”


“I mean it doesn’t really matter.”

“I feel like the best linebacker of your quarterback group is Cade.”

“Extant is a start.”

“It’s a problem and not in a good way.”

“I would say my secondary is a bucket in that it produces reliable scoring.”

“There are reasons for optimism amongst all this.”

Please keep listening, we really do find reasons for optimism.

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