My family headed up to Detroit this weekend to visit family and on the way stopped in Ann Arbor. None of us had seen the new renovations so we went to get a look at the Newly Renovated Crisler. As we were heading through the parking lot we happened to run into Coach Beilein. He was nice enough to take time out of texting pictures of his new grandchild to stop and talk with us. I took the opportunity to talk some basketball with him and i was impressed with how open he was with a random Michigan fan.
Some things I learned;
I asked him directly about Horford and he said he is going to be fine. In fact, he got pretty excited when i asked. He went on about how well he has been playing and rebounding. It seems like he really likes Horford and he should be in line for a big year.
I asked him about all the size on the team and how much has been made of how Beilein is going to use it this year. He told me flat out that usually teams that have a lot of size are not very good. Athleticism is far more important than size to him. He used the NBA finals as an example of how the game is evolving away from pure size with team like Miami using a smaller but much more athletic lineup. After talking to him I am very curious to see what he does with the lineups. i could tell he was very excited to put his new pices on the floor.
That's basically it. Cool story bro and all, but i thought people would like to hear a little talk directly from the man himself about his philosophy and what we can look forward to this year.