I have been busy and not able to post this earlier, but Beilein's comments after tOSU game are not very encouraging. Here's the quote and link from The Wolverine (bold added by me): http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1185166
"They were playing us like a couple teams have played us this year. They lock the rails on all our shooters on both sides," said Beilein. "There's no weak side help; they are making us play a two-man game. It was a good defensive plan, but we still got to the rim a lot. We missed a good number of not easy shots, but shots we should have made."
The end result was yet another heartbreaking loss to a very good opponent.
"We're getting there," said Beilein. "We've got to keep working on the best way [to play]. We experiment every day how to score points in the Big Ten. It ay set us back at times, but we're trying to get a plan for the future."
Reasons this bothers me beyond the obvious:
1) This is an X & O's issue which is one of the things people quickly bring up when describing Beilein.
2) Beilein admits they have encountered this before and they still haven't figured out a game plan for it.
3) In year three of any coach I would hope that halfway through the season the coaches were not still trying to get a plan for the future figured out.
All of the guys seeing time are Beilein guys. How does he not see the plan here?
I know this is from a press conference immediately following the game and he probably wasn't in the best mind set but this does not instill confidence in the players or the fans.