landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Non-football topic: Crean likes our Beilein
I don't think anyone disputes he is a great X's and O's coach. To this point his recruiting leaves something to be desired, but I see the bball team as having growing pains this year, competing for an NCAA bid next year, and then watch out.
JB's recruiting classes
Matt Vogrich 4* and top 100 player
Evan Smotrycz 4* and top 100 player
Tim Hardaway borderline top 100 player
Carlton Brundidge 4* and top 100 player
He done a pretty good job of recruiting. Sure he had misses like Pointer and Prather, but you can't get them all.
Don't dilute this discussion with facts.
Darius Morris 4* and top 100 player
Glenn Robinson Jr 4* and top 100 player
We'll be in the valley this year, but I have no doubt we'll start to climb out soon.
Trey Burke is in the ESPN top 100 for 2011 and is considered a fringe top 100 player overall.
There's no question that Beilein has steadily ratcheted up his recruiting.
It's hard when we're at where we're at, but to get a pretty solid top 25 nationally and top 3 or 4 class in the conference consistently is pretty impressive. If he continues to get talented players, we will improve, and the blue-chippers will probably take notice (the practice facility will really help too, IMO). This year we have two juniors and no seniors, so I'm just hoping we can improve, start working on some consistency, maybe pull an upset or two, and try not to get run out of the building by OSU, MSU, Syracuse, or Kansas.
Yeah I think we will have some trouble this year (at least early on), but I think our core of young players are quite good, and that most of us will be pleasantly surprised.
The team this year might be his best to date . I know we will not have manny or sims but like RR he is finally getting some of the players that he wanted . We have a very young team but they seem to be moving the right way and i'm sure that will influence top prospects to play michigan in the future
Tying the expectations of the basketball team with the achievements of the football team in any way is not good during a board meltdown. Better to say how different the two coaches are in some way.
Hmmm. Isn't Crean married to Jim Harbough's sister? Wonder why he is being so nice to our b-ball coach. It's all part of a master plan, or not.
I'm not sayin... I'm just sayin'.
six degrees of Jim Harbaugh?