When I watched M v. Memphis, one thing in particular struck me when thinking back to the last couple of seasons. You cannot simply peice together eight or nine 6'7 players who would be nasty in a game of one on one and beat Michigan. The reason for this is no matter how many times you show a MBB player that you are in fact the better baller than he is, it does not take him out of his game. The conglomoration of talent theory gets beat down against JB coached teams. Clemson, Tennesee, Memphis, these teams have talent, but they don't have a theme, they don't have a script that they return to whenever they need something, and they don't have a common belief in any particular aspect of their team. They are 12 different components that don't form one particularly focused unit. Teams with discipline and a consistent theme and a belief in one or two particular aspects of their game, Purdue, Wisconsin, Duke, they are very effective against Michigan, but teams like Memphis, they are fish in a barrel.
I like this team a lot after what I saw today. That team has fight, and they have discipline and a belief in a common theme. I know it's early, but that was a very positive afternoon. If you did not see it, watch a replay, you will like what you see.