Episode covers the wins against Penn st. and Wisconsin. Also covers the womens team wins against illinois and purdue. Enjoy
Inside Michigan Basketball Episode 5
every day. Not a rah rah guy at all but a calming influence who gets the team to believe in themselves and not panick. He's a great coach.
Bacari is definitely the rah rah guy
all of his emphasis on intangibles, and showing a posititve game face to your teammates in times of adversity. There is so much to be said for how a team interacts and how that effects their success. We have shown that we can win big games on the road, and that will really come in handy for the tournament. This program keeps heading up, and I'm really hoping that we can keep our coach in place for many years to come. Go Blue!!!
I agree on the intangibles thing too. Keeping your head up and having a positive attitude (or a yes face as Beilein says) is huge. I also watched 24/7 red Wings on hbo and Babcock always said the same thing. Positive attitude and positive body language even when things go wrong is so important.
Another point I noticed is playing to win. Staying aggressive. That may explain why our guys don't always just sit and kill clock when up late in games. Now I'm sure if it happens often and we don't score, Beilein calls a time out and slows it down. But we should remember that when screaming at the TV during some of these games.
What was interesting about listening to the coaches speak is that they are teaching them things that are commonplace in highly engaged groups in the professional world too. We huddle around problems and solve them to the best of our ability as a team. Indeed, where I work, one of the company values is in fact "we play to win as a team". It is great to see a similar thing being imparted here because it really does improve results in any application. Clearly, it has been working for this team so far and that's a great sign, I think.
Airing on FSD right bow
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for a team with a lot of young guys, who will get better as they go along, if they stay with the program. The repetition of "keeping your head up" is really important for this group, as is having a calm guy at the helm.