"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
And it's not just me saying it.
Boy was shooting at a TREMENDOUS clip!
They have a thing they say at Michigan when someone's having a great game shooting the ball. Whoever's doing it, they say, "is shooting at a tremendous clip.
OK, it's not everyone at Michigan who says it. It's 6-foot-6 freshman Nik Stauskas. For whatever reason, he fell in love with that saying this season. He said it a little bit. Then he said it a lot. Too much? "Maybe," said senior guard Josh Bartelstein, smiling and teasing.
The only reason I know about Stauskas and his kooky saying is that when the media walked into the Michigan locker room on Sunday after the Wolverines had blown out Florida 79-59 for the South Regional championship, teammates and coaches were yelling at Stauskas, "You were shooting at a tremendous clip!"
Ok, so it's a Gregg Doyel article, but worth a read. Another Doyel article worth a read (I know, twice in one post???):
I didn't see the press conference or read the transcript, but Donovan seems to give little praise to Michigan, and maybe didn't take this team seriously. The day before the game, Doyel asked Young and Yeguete about McGary and they dismissed his ability. Boynton after the game didn't even know Stauskas' name!
And in the "did he really say that?" file:
"Listen," Donovan said. "Stauskas, if he goes 0 for 6 ... [it's] a different game."
Here's the interview I did with Shane Morris this week. I think it really answers a lot of the questions that people have about Shane. In talking to him, I feel like he's aware of what lies in front of him and has the right support system surrounding him. In short, he should be great. Here it is, hope you enjoy: Shane Morris
Hey guys, yesterday I was able to secure an interview with 2013 commit Dymonte Thomas. Great kid with a great attitude. If there's one thing I've learned in doing these interviews, it's that the coaching staff is bringing in high character kids who know what the rivalries mean. Hope you enjoy: Dymonte Thomas
You know how I know? Because Brady Hoke is rubbing off on John Beilein:
"We've played so many of those good teams so far, that I don't know if (it matters if) you're playing a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5," U-M coach John Beilein said. "It depends on the kids. I know I don't look at it any differently. I know they're a tremendous team. The rankings are the perception of their team. They certainly are worthy of a No. 1 ranking."
GO BLUE! BEAT OSU!