This could be the best episode ever. Sweep of Iowa and MSU in the same week both top-10 teams. Episode recaped the games and had some sweet postgame interviews. Love John Beileins attitude of never being satisfied i love this team. Enjoy!!
Inside Michigan Basketball Episode 6
Thanks for the upload. What an awesome story about Sean Lonergan. I had no idea that's how it went down, very cool stuff.
Ya I didn't know anything bout him either
Didn't Zack unearth Spike in much the same way?
Agree. Love seeing that inside stuff and background stories. Thanks for uploading!
Haha I love Beilein and he's one hell of a coach, but the guy isn't the most inspiring pep talker in the world.
Thank goodness he isn't any better, I'd be afraid that team might kill someone. As it stands right now he gets them pumped up enough they look ready to run through a brick wall.
Yeah I think the staff as a whole does a great job getting them pumped. I'm just saying as for Beilein's role in the process, it seems to be more focusing everybody and calming the nerves before Bacari delivers the adrenaline.
Respect and Admiration are pretty good motivators.
for a team as young as this one, they need calm, cool and collected more than somebug-eyed screamer. He has a lot of poise, and his teams mirror that. That's one of the reasons they've finished as well as they have this year.
Playing basketball, I always prefered approaching a game with focus and poise rather than being "fired up." I know not everyone is wired the same way, but playing angry never did me any favors. Approaching a game with confidence and determination to play smart was the best angle for me.
Personally, I think Izzo is too emotional and it transfers to his players. If you get too high, you risk crashing. Maybe in the second half or maybe the next game.
I wondered at halftime on Saturday, if MSU could sustain the high emotion and level of play in the second half (especially the subs who weren't used to playing so much) and I don't think that they did sustain it. I thought that Michigan had more energy in the closing minutes.
Awesome stuff. Thanks for uploading.
BTW, there's a mistake at the beginning of the video. We've won 13 B1G titles, not 12.
Yep i dont know why they havent fixed it
This is how i watch the bball games now lmao
It sounded like Spike had peanut butter on the roof of his mouth
I think it was a retainer
As someone who wore a retainer/mouthpiece for many years, I thought the same.
Whoever is scared, stay seated.
And as far as being a great pep speech giver, I love the even - keeled approach. I always figured if you have to motivate someone with antics, you haven't done your job to prepare. Players/coworkers won't decide to give it their all at the last second, they should already have the desire before the task at hand.
I see what you're saying about the even-keeled approach, but at some point I think it's good to have a guy who just gives you an extra jolt before the game, and I think Bacari provides that. It's sort of the best of both worlds.
I do like how Beilein lets Bacari do his thing.
Is Coach Alexander carrying a maize and blue sledgehammer?
Ya hes always had that thing. I think he tries to make a point that there going to work but i think it intimidates the shit outta anyone. Bacari's a beast
He loves his props. He's a great guy.
It's hard to imagine finding any school with a pair of coaches as likable as Beilein & Hoke.
Lonergran looks and sounds like Steve O.
the bench mob.
Does anyone like him?
I think he does a fair job. I'd rather see Dave Merit or maybe Sam Webb in that role, but Shepard is alright.
Ring it up!
I like him. Maybe it is just because I grew up with him and I associate Michigan basketball with his voice but I don't mind him.
I won't say he's the best, but I do like him.
Irvin, for 3, give me that!!, YES!!
I like him - he has a lot of passion and it comes through (which I think is totally fine for a U-M broadcast - think about Ufer).
this was great. really loved the piece about spike + the walk on.