Incredible article on The Athletic by Brendan Quinn. If you are not a member and not a poor college student, you should consider subscribing. BQ's content is fantastic. Dylan Burkhardt also has some great UM bball stuff there. The article title is:
"The vexing journey of Jaaron Simmons' lone season at Michigan"
If you don't admire and respect Simmons, you will after this article. He has an incredible attitude. He is honest about the situation. He chooses to focus on the positive. He cares about winning. Count me in as a card carrying member of the Jaaron Simmons fan club.
Some of Simmons' quotes:
"What are you going to do? You gon' quit? Well, that's not in me. It's not in my blood."
"He (Beilein) knows that this is not exactly how I wanted it to go. But he sees that I'm a team-first guy. I'm all about winning. I mean, yo, we're a top 25 team in the country. I've never been in the top 25. There are way more positives in all of this than negatives. That's how I look at it"