The further this basketball season goes, the more that I realize that this team is not just "struggling" or going through a tough patch, but that somewhere along the way, an outlier came into play and has since affected the eqaution to the degree that I, along with many others I believe, bought into an illusion as to what this team was and is. Not that I expected a national championship, but I thought that it was going to be more than the "little engine that could" stay within shouting distance of the elite teams and pat itself on the back for a moral victory. I thought this team would at least really compete with the elite. Maybe Clemson and Oklahoma were both overrated, drastically? Was Lee Michigan's best player? Have Harris and Sims already peaked in terms of leadership ability? Is Beilien's coaching ability a figment of my imagination? Where did I, or they, go wrong? Where was my miscalculation? Any help would be appreciated.
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."