I was not friends with the Fab Five but occassionally ran across them at parties and what not when I was an upper classmen and they were freshmen/sophs. The dudes were unemphatically not living large. They were bitching about being broke, but were generally goods guys that took full advantage of their all access pass on campus. So when Jalen was saying he needed pizza money, we wasn't joking. I still think Fisher is culpable and not proactive enough, but I wouldn't say it would be easy as a coach to see things and I would contend that its a bit risky to rely on cliche "athlete on the take" rumors swirling around campus. No one at the time was spotting any of these guys driving around campus, ala Lorenzo White (used to drive around campus in huge white brand new suv) or Terrel Pryor, in new sports cars they claimed to "own". Rather, they were at parties bumming beer and rides. Still hate what they did and the impact it had, but I hate Martin most.
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."