With 4:01 to go and down 2, Beilein starts to go uncharacteristically balistic on the refs. The culmination of a bunch of bad calls, or an ingenious way to get the troops fired up? I draw the parellels to Hoosiers, sans the picket fence.
Coach Beilein = Coach Norman Dale?
Izzo did the dame in his trainers and team doctor. No dice though...
What dame did Izzo " do"?
Izzo Did what?
I feel sorry for the young lady. Nobody should have to go through something like that.
My wife had been watching the game with me and had been listening quietly to me ranting about the officiating all game. When Beilein had his very uncharacteristic melt-down she said "Wow - you guys MUST getting really screwed over. I've watched a lot of Michigan basketball games and that guy never, ever seems to gets mad at anything."
I think Coach B picked the perfect time to take a Fran-like stand and it probably shocked the refs a bit. It was somebody in shock getting a slap to the face and it seemed to bring them out of their game-long bias towards State cause from that moment on the officiating took a dramatic turn our way.
Well done Beilein....well done!
to have an Aneurysm of Leadership.
We're undefeated in East Lansing when somebody has an Aneurysm.
Great point Coach B really went off; I LOVED IT! He picked the perfect time and you are right; being how infrequent that is for him, the effect was real. This dude can coach...........eh, Nik?!!
that may have been his most brilliant play call of the season. . . it got his attention and matched Izzo those last four minutes. . .
I loved his reaction. He doesn't do that often, at all, so it carries a lot of weight.
So if JB is Norman Dale, does that make Stauskas Jimmy Chitwood?
makes Izzo = Woody Hayes
Spike is totally Ollie...he even sort of has is mannerisms.
But which one is Rade?
did he really want this guy to coach the rest of the game?
However, to be fair to Shooter Flatch, when he was in the zone and not quite as blasted, he was diagramming winning plays. Certainly not an awful addition to the staff apart from the drinking perhaps.
Don't get caught watching the paint dry!
That guy is actually a current assistant coach at Indiana. I believe he had to take over a game last year when Crean got ejected. Speaking of lip reading, I think at one point I did in fact see him say "don't get caught watching the paint dry"
It was a shock seeing him erupt and it looked like the ref was shocked as well. I also liked that after he got his point across and things cooled down a bit they discussed it and I think Beilein apologized as well. Classy move.
Beilein was not going ballistic about a call. You could see him mouth the words "you bumped me, you bumped me" to one of the officials. Would also make sense why he didnt get T'd up when he was going so nuts.
Beilein had every right to be pissed off at the refs.
I think we have a bit more talent that Coach Dale's Hickory team- but you know the old saying: "all great basketball coaches come from upstate NY"
Is this the new 'aneurysm of leadership'? We were due for another one at some point.
All they're talking about is MSUs injuries, I haven't heard anyone mention that we lost McGary.
And you won't. Rather than talk about a Michigan team doing something that NO team has done in over 25 years (beat three straight top 10 teams) you're going to hear them push the narrative that a gritty, undermanned MSU squad played their ever-loving hearts out and ALMOST prevailed against all odds last night. Let's be real here - as the game is winding down Dickie V is taking time out to praise MICHIGAN STATE for God's sake?
Not us - heck we didn't lose two players to the first round of the NBA draft last year. We didn't lose a pre-season All-American for the season. We had all our guns and poor, poor Sparty had to play one despite their increadible (albiet at least in one case self-inflected) hardships.
When the media locks in on a narrative (see SEC football for example) nothing and I mean nothing will shake it but time.
at least tried to raise the point a couple times about McGary. But yeah, listening to Dickie V is painful any game. This one, especially so.
That really did seem like a turning point. I got fired up in my living room, so I can only imagine the players' reaction.
Rod Beard's take on this credits Nik Stauskas for intervening.
Stauskas’ biggest contribution might have been keeping Beilein from getting a technical foul. Beilein was upset at a referees’ call and was heated — so much so Stauskas had to help hold him back.
“It’s very important to stay composed because we don’t want to be emotionally drunk and make bad decisions. I pulled him away because he was about to get a technical,” Stauskas said. “It was important with the crowd being loud to stay composed and stick to our game plan.”
Someone help me out, I was watching but on a terrible glitchy stream and only caught it in fits and starts. He seemed to go off right after Robinson got called for goaltending; I couldn't tell if he was pissed about the call, because it was obvious, or something else. But what could have gotten him that upset? Did the ref make a cheerios reference about his wife or something?
was the right call, though, so that didn't seem to be it. During the press conference, Coach B said he was "in control, believe it or not" when someone asked about the Stauskus "assist" in pulling him away from the one ref. He kind of smiled and made that remark, as if that whole episode was calculated.
I assumed he was frustrated with the grabbing and clutching that wasn't getting called, but total guess on my part.
Was still partially over the cylinder and a state player tapped it in. I think he was making a case that they seemed to see everything Michigan did and nothing State did. I think it did change the calls somewhat the rest of the game and it certainly sent a message to the Michigan players. I think it was all calculated and it was the right time.
The refs thought Beilein called a time out and were going to charge him for one. Beilein, in fact, had not called a time out. That is what he was upset about. You know how much Beilein loves to manage the end of game with time outs and he didn't want any unnecessarily taken away. The general trend of officiating up to that point is probably what pushed him over the top.
As coach B asked the team how high the baskets were at Breslin. "I think you'll find that these are the same dimensions as Crisler. Now lets win this for all the small schools that never got a chance to be here. "
Upvoted for avatar. I remember that thread - that pic is fantastic and hilarious.
but not at the point of the play and it didn't interfere with the ball going through. That call was understandable, though, given the time and proximity. But these guys seemed to be calling two different styles of game at both ends, giving Sparty more leeway on contact than Michigan. And that travel call on Irvin was ridiculous. The guy barely caught the ball before he was called.
Appling never gets called for traveling, even when he starts his dribble two steps after putting the ball down.
I was really shocked at Belein's reaction on the bench because it seemed an accumulation build-up not a one-incident trigger. And he deserved a T for going off. So, the fact that he didn't get one, was a testament to his past behavior and usually-calm demeanor.
Hand through the net is automatically basket interference. Even though no effect on the ball, no prob with that call. Others? Now that is a completely different matter.
It was also a testament to the good judgement of the refs, regardless of what you think of their other calls. Too often they overeact (MLB ump style) instead of backing off and trying to calm everyone down
Yes to that. For years MSU has had players that show the ball, move both feet, and them start to dribble. (Appling on the drive that led to Costello's putback and a drive by Valentine a few minutes later from that same corner were last night's prime examples.). I really don't understand how that consistently get away with those. (D Green is the all time king)
as was stated earlier in this thread, JB was upset because the ref bumped him. you could clearly see him saying to the ref, "you hit my nose, you hit my nose". Prob why he didn't get a T.
...he was saying, "He hit him in the nose," not "You hit my nose." Coach may also have been responding to the accumulation of favorable MSU calls too.
have a replay of this exchange? Would love to watch again...or more close vantage point.
Beliein is now third in Michigan coaching wins behind Bill Frieder and Johnny Orr*. At his current pace, he's likely to become Michigan's winningest basketball coach sometime in the 2015-16 season.
*Steve Fisher would also be ahead of him, but for the wins wiped out as a result of the Martin scandal.
Wasn't his rant the start of the 10-0 run!! I love this man
Belein == Beilein. Don't compare him to anyone else. He is a DAMN GOOD coach.
Beilein > Izzo > Crean > Ryan > Painter
really classy guy with an unbelievable attitude, great motivational tools and the big wins to confirm his coaching chops.
Sure, except I'd like to think our team is a powerhouse on the rise instead of a one-shot David that makes a blip on the history books and disappears.
Coach Beilein is easily the nicest person I've ever met. He never swears, and never yells. So this was extremely uncharacteristic and it was fucking awesome.
I gotta say...Thad Matta is probably the closest to Norman Dale. That's just in terms of LOOKS, though. I'm saying nothing here about coaching prowess, class, humility, ethics, etc. ;-)
The book about the actual team that Hickory High was based on (Milan) is an awesome read. I think it's called The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told.
Saw the highlights last night.
Can anyone post this Beilein outburst?
Would love to see it.
While this one move may have been Coach Dale like, Dale was a hothead who yelled at the officials non-stop, was getting constant technicals, had been fired for punching a player and always seemed on the edge of completely losing it. I don't think Beilein would ever be described like that. All that being said, the officiating in the game was pathetically lopsided to State until Beilein pulled his rant and he did seem to tip the scales, so kudos to him.
Wow I thought I was old, wait a min, I am. I remember him giving the Fab 5 all sorts of props in the day. I think he was about 67 then. His face should fall off very soon if he doesn't give it up. Go Blue!!!! Beat Staee again in February. With any luck they will be healthy er have the two greatest players that ever balled back in their lineup and make it another five point loss.