I'll preface this by saying I don't follow our b-ball program nearly as closely as football, mostly through standard media accounts and watching about half our games on TV. So my question is to those of you that do follow closely: what confidence level do you have in Beilein beyond the confidence that I have that he is a really good coach, and that we will return to a program at a good level of success? By this I mean do you think that we can be an elite program under his guidance, defining elite as a consistent top 25 level, with say elite 8 appearances in future or better? I ask because it seems that he recruits players at perhaps a lower level of talent that fit with his system, rather than say RR's recruiting success, were we're in the mix for top ranked talent. This could definitely be a result of where our program has been in the recent past, and will improve with our results. But I recall Brian saying that his approach to recruiting is somewhat different, with him looking to a different type of player. What do the "basketball elite" think?
this may be of some local interest