I'm posting our daily reminder to go to the Infiniti Challenge webpage and cast your vote for Coach Beilein's charity, ChadTough. I just voted (it's EASY & QUICK, everyone!), our coach and favorite charity are still in second place.
Current vote %:
1) Matt Painter 19%
2) John Beilein 15%
3) Bob Huggins 11%
I promise, it only takes a few minutes of your time, its easy, and it's free. But most importantly of all, our votes potentially help secure funds for a great cause.
LET'S DO THIS!
Thank you Coach B on bringing our program back. And finding the right staff when it wasn't working to potential early. Congrats on win 700!
(List of coaches over 600 wins here if curious, some data appears a bit stale - anyhow you get the idea! This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (December 2013))
Listing to Sam Webb and they brought up this 0pportunity for vote for a charity backed by the NCAA basketball coaches. You can vote one time each day:
Currently OSU and Thad Matta are way out front with about 35% of the vote vs 2% for Michigan. This one goes to fund a charity of choice, so it is worth the few seconds to vote even without not wanting someone like Matta or Izzo to win.
When we, readers of MGoBlog, consider the state of the basketball program, most of us pull from a very large bank of data and historical context. We sing praise to Coach Beilein for bringing the pogram back from the depths of basketball purgatory, for his infinite ability to recruit and coach-up diamonds in the rough, for his entertaining style of basketball, for a magical March Madness run, and now, this season, for crafting a top 5 offense despite having lost the best player in college basketball, another nba first-rounder, and a preseason all-american.
My question to you is: how much stock do you think basketball recruits put into any of that? Do you think 16 and 17-year olds look at Michigan and see the progress we've made, the consistency of Beilein's offense, how much we utilize freshmen and sophomores, etc.?
Basically, I'm asking you to play adolescent psychologist.