"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Michigan celebrates a Big Ten Championship
One word can describe this. Awesome!!!!
One word can describe this. TREMENDOUS!!!
how did they get back so quick
I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking that they either watched it in a hotel or they recorded the game and watched either all or just the end of it when they got back.
When the Wolverines took off from State College at 4:35 p.m. following their 71-65 win over the Nittany Lions, MSU was winning 22-9 and “we weren’t very optimistic.” When they landed at Willow Run Airport and switched on their phones, they saw Ohio State’s deficit was “manageable,” Beilein said by phone tonight.
The bus ride featured a group watching on Josh Bartelstein’s phone linked through his Slingbox while the coaches watched on a cell phone video feed – a maddening few seconds behind the other group.
Once they got to Ann Arbor and the PDC, they raced inside and watched the final five minutes together – including OSU wing William Buford’s game-winner with a second left – and exploded.
“It was tremendous,” Beilein said a few hours later, clearly still buzzing.
As I posted below:
Novak played the Senior Card and forced the bus driver to speed. This can only mean one thing.
During the PSU telecast they said they were going to take a charter back and catch the second half.
Trey tweeted something along the lines of "Big Ten Champs" right after Buford's shot went down. So they were watching it live in Ann Arbor... Unless Penn St are a bunch of closet Michigan fans.
They hopped on the Michigan jet and hoofed it back to willow run airport. Only ten minutes or so from Ann Arbor.
I heard they go to the film room with 6 minutes left in the game.
who knew Zak Novak was ripped like Ned Flanders?
Stupid sexy Flanders
From the dunk contest to OMG SHIRTLESS!
Was just about to post this. congrats to the entire basketball team and coaches; they brought michigan back from the depths
That scene right there is dedicated to everyone who wouldn't root for an Ohio victory today.
If you can see that and say you can't root for Ohio? Shame on you.
was thinking when Buford sank that shot, what our boys were doing at that exact moment. Now I get to see, thanks for posting this.
I was thinking; Thomas is open moron! to be honest ups!...
Said Derrick "The Dick" Nix: "We had to share it with our little nephews, and that sucks. So now they're happy because we lost. We got to just try to win this Big Ten tournament."
Is there a more self-defeating, low-self-esteem, jealous-of-the-better-and-bigger-brother bunch in America than Spartan fans?
Soudns like Sparty REALLY hates it when they lose and Michigan somehow wins. This is like the B1G FB championship weekend all over again.
I can't ever remember UM fans pissed TWICE about a loss - losing a game and seeing another team (MSU or OSU) benefit. It's one big fat loss, and the pictures in Least Lansing with 1 second left WERE AWESOME!
The only reason we'd be their little nephews is because they got fucked by Ohio State. Although this would imply that Ohio State is our uncle, it seems to be the only logical way, but still not likely.
I really don't care what an MSU player says about us. We're 2011-2012 Big Ten Champs and nothing changes that.
And that sounds like his way of trying to start a "Little Brother" comment, too bad it won't work
I'm sorry; why are you reposting Kork Coupons B1G Championship post-game presser?
That sort of intensity is exactly why this team has won a B1G title. You can't fake it. And I'm sure it isn't just during the games. Looks at that man's ripped torso. He obviously brings the same intensity to practice and the weight room. All the talent in the world can't replace that drive to win. I'm so proud that these young men represent UM.
This was the turning point for Michigan Basketball! Thank you Zach!
teared up, or filled up. Dang it I'm so confused right now.
Ah Hell! Hell yeah and GoBlue!
This post is full of win. Very easy to cheer for them. Novak makes me feel like a slacker.
We owe everything to one very special group of young men.
No, not who you think.
Yes, that's right...
Thanks guys. We never could have gotten there without you.
That video is awesome. That team earned every bit of the B1G Championship
what a great day! Nobody deserves a banner more than Novak and Douglas
OMG! This is awesome but the best part was seeing how classy coach B was during his interview. We are very fortunate to have such a great coach and leader for our basketball program. The future is bright. GO BLUE!!
That's a tremendous video. I feel so happy for the players but maybe even more-so for Beilein. He seems like such a good guy and I hope he gets the recognition from outside the Michigan family that he truly deserves molding this team into champions.
They probably missed the shittastic first half. But even so they got home damn quickly from State College.
has been giving out sprinting lessons.
Good thing that the MSU-OSU game started at 4:00 and not 3:00, or else all that jumping around would have happened on the team plane.
Aparently, the buckeyes were trailing 22-9 when they got on the plane.
You realize, this article requires a Zack Novak: Extreme Bus Driver photoshop thread.
"So, he told the bus driver to step on it.
I'm really happy for these guys. Most especially for guys like Stu, Zack and Corey.
Don't forget the volunteer assistant who holds the world record for having the biggest wingspan of any volunteer assistant in the history of volunteer assistants.
It is nice to see how far the program has come. CJ Lee and David Merritt started things going in the right direction. Novak and Douglass have carried it on from there. It will be interesting to see who steps up next as the leaders.
Front page material, do it!
Thats fine, I look forward to hearing from you again.......Oh and yes, I would like fries with that!
Still can't believe Buford hit that one. Tough shot.
OUTRIGHT champion baby!
This was absolutely tremendous, thanks for posting! Had to watch the celebration part multiple times for extra goodness. Great stuff!
I got so amped up during this year's game, towards the end when the issue was in doubt, I had to take off my shirt because A: I was hot as heck and sweating like a pig and B: I was afraid I'd tear it in nervous frustration.
He's built a little* better than me, though.
I'm so happy for these guys I don't know what to say...
Congrats, guys. I'm glad you made it back to Ann Arbor to savor the moment. It's only fitting that it's a 3-way tie since UM, OSU, & MSU split with each other.