chance of bowl: 13.6%
you'll recall we really wanted jonah bolden. see, e.g., http://mgoblog.com/category/tags/jonah-bolden.
he went to UCLA. but not really because he's ineligible. http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/115129....
hope he get it worked out; glad we don't have to deal with it.
For a grad assignment I have to identify a high profile coach in athletics today, and describe one characteristic and one skill/strategy that enables the coach to be successful in leading athletes.
I'm curious as to what you all think makes Coach Beilein so great, and thought it might create some good discussion.
I personally applaud his ability to identify talent and turn unheralded prospects into draft worthy players. For the characteristic I'm leaning toward loyalty after his refusal to leave the NBA draft until all of his players were selected.
What say all of you?
Also, if this isn't considered board-worthy then mods are free to remove the thread.
I saw that he committed to Villanova and thought it was a little bit of a surprise. Good Luck to him on his basketball future and the link to the article from espn is posted below.
Since we're a basketball school, it's probably worth noting amidst the football distractions that Michigan coaches have scheduled an in-home visit with 2016 5* PF T.J. Leaf this week and in-home visits with 2015 5* G Perry Dozier and 2016 5* G Tyus Battle next week. Michigan is in Leaf's final 10, in Dozier's final 5, and will likely be a finalist for Battle.
Leaf is scheduled to decide in February and, as of now, he has one official visit scheduled - Michigan in February (IIRC).
All three are top-20 players.
63 DAYS TILL BASKETBALL SEASON!!!!!
It seems like this thought comes sooner and sooner each fall, and it isn't even fall yet.
Per a release, John Beilein has named former Michigan basketball player Chris Hunter the Director of Player Personnel, which position was recently vacated when CJ Lee took an assistant coaching position at Marist.
Interestingly, I don't think Hunter ever played for Beilein since Beilein started in 2007 and I believe Hunter left after the 2006 season.
One more nugget - if memory serves me correct, I think Hunter was one of the few football/basketball players to tackle the challenge of attending the business school while playing, so he must be a pretty smart dude.