Nice coverage of the MSU game with a interview with Nik Stauskas. Also covers the womens games against illinois and iowa. Finally has highlights of the polar plunge with Denard Robinson and Brady Hoke as the judges. Enjoy GO BLUE!!
Inside Michigan Basketball Episode 10 Sparty Sweep!!
Beilein said "swag." I don't know what to say except keep the subs comin'.
At this point Beilein can say whatever the hell he wants
That 3 reminded me of Larry Bird in the 3 point contest.
Watching live, I didn't catch Caris' turn and run as soon as the ball left his hand. Any 3 at the buzzer is a momentum-changer, but when a shot is SO PURE that you don't even have to watch it go in...that's so damn bad ass.
Watch LaVell do his pregame speech starting at about 2:30. That got me so fired up.
(oh, and we kicked State's ass)
I wouldn't have said inspirational speaches are one of Beilein's strengths, but damn...Coach Beilein talked earlier in the week about coaching to their hearts, and he wasn't kidding. That whole combination had Tom Brady's fingerprints all over it, but Between Beilein and LaVell I was ready to sign my name and write my story. Our coaching staff are becoming superstars before our eyes.
That angle they showed of GR3's alley-oop at around 8:30 was closer to the angle I saw (though I was all the way at the top of the arena). The angles you saw on TV did NOT do that oop justice, that pass was way behind his head and I have no idea how he managed to stuff that through. I absolutely lost my mind seeing it live and this camera angle shows why.
On TV it looked like GR3 was almost at his apex just hanging in the air waiting on the rock. That oop made the staee driver start up the bus.
4.41% was the turnover rate for Michigan in that game, and when you couple that with the 15 assists and 3 turnovers (5.00 A/T ratio), it makes for overall the most disciplined ball handling performance Michigan has put together in the conference schedule. Beilein hinted at it here, but I think it is true - manage this and you can beat just about anyone.
Does anyone else feel uncomfortable watching the coaches pre-game talks to the team? I findi them as interesting as the next guy, it just feels like these should be private discussions that should be kept in-house. If the cameras are there, who knows how they are sensoring themselves or how they're altering their behavior to play or not play to the cameras. Locker room talks are private affairs... really, we should not be having access.
You have to love Denard, Kovacs and Hoke back together again.