Burke, Beilein and the Bigger Picture

Submitted by inthebluelot on April 8th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
As an escape from negative feelings about the result of tonight's game, lets make no mistake about the significance of the moment. Michigan Basketball is back and John Beilein is one hell if a coach and steward for the University of Michigan. Hail to all of the young men who had a part in allowing we the fans the opportunity to enjoy this game tonight. Go Blue!

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ca_prophet

April 9th, 2013 at 5:17 AM ^

... and he had one championship before now.

Even the very best teams struggle to win 6 games in a row against increasingly good competition.

We had a great season and came within a few bounces of a national title.  That's better than every other team but one, and it's not nothing.  If we can keep the talent pipeline flowing, we have a staff than can coach 'em up; that will keep us winning.

Go Blue!

 

stephenrjking

April 9th, 2013 at 12:43 AM ^

Of those, this is by far the disappointment that is the least soul-crushing; we have it pretty good for a football-first school that could barely field a competent basketball team for years. Schools with larger, more rabid basketball fan bases have endured much greater proportional heartbreak, especially if you look at the whole of the last 25 years. I'm thankful they got so good so quick.

enlightenedbum

April 9th, 2013 at 12:11 AM ^

If Walton is as good as advertised, we can make another deep run next year.  As long as we can get PGs to stick around two years, we'll win one of these under Beilein.

meechigan

April 9th, 2013 at 12:12 AM ^

Obviously a win is preferred but the last few games have been icing on the cake.

It's wishful thinking that Trey would decide to stay, wanting another chance at a national championship but we have a pretty good team even if Trey and THJ depart early.

After this loss is grieved for a bit, looking back I think most would agree this has been a great season, even with the ups and downs, and that there's a pretty good future ahead.

 

 

Champ Kind

April 9th, 2013 at 12:14 AM ^

Beilein is a very good coach, but his end of the game strategy was really bad tonight. He'll get hammered for sitting Burke so long, but his other mistakes were more costly. 

I'm proud that he represents Michigan, but he wasn't up to the task tonight. He's a very good coach. He got beat by a better one. 

hopkinsdrums

April 9th, 2013 at 1:00 AM ^

Burke being out worked just fine until Louisville went on a 14-point swing with a single player hitting multiple threes in the span of a few minutes. Can't pin Beilein for that, I'd rather have Trey in at the end of the game. He barely was EVEN AFTER SITTING 14 MINS. Really the only complete mental lapse was when no one would foul in the last ~40 seconds, and I'm sure Beilein was screaming his head off for someone to foul when Burke couldn't. 

 

harmon40

April 9th, 2013 at 12:15 AM ^

Beilein seems be uncanny developing point guards...Morris, Burke.

Look at Albrecht...sure, nothing in 2nd half tonight, but many good moments in the tourney. I feel comfortable when he handles the ball.

We are a place to go for great PG's & shooters...that bodes well for the future

robmorren2

April 9th, 2013 at 12:15 AM ^

Michigan isn't back. We're on the path, but don't be ND Football. 1 year is just a year. Coach Beilein is great, but these days its hard to even have a basketball "program". It's just a random series of recruits, some better than others. You go from Champion to NIT first rounder.

corundum

April 9th, 2013 at 12:17 AM ^

I want to be optimistic, but even when your team is completely loaded it can be difficult making it to the final 4 let alone the title game. I really hope we are back in the mix next year, but it's also extremely demoralizing knowing that we were so close, up 12 in the first half, and let the National Title slip away. This one hurts.

erald01

April 9th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

BB is not like football, you have random teams making it to the final every year, its actually pretty cool, where as in football you have sec only.. My point is that we had a great season and i really wanted this game because the chances of us going again are very slim.. I hope coach Belien keeps the consistency and we go to the tournament every year .. Go Blue

BeileinBuddy

April 9th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

Re-calibrating targets: B1G Championships locked on.

Sure we're going to take a step back next year, but if we contend for the B1G again, make it to a Sweet Sixteen, we can definitely say we're back. 

The shock waves of this run might not be felt for another 2-3 years when the recruits roll in but it'll come.

Refs Don't los…

April 9th, 2013 at 12:21 AM ^

MIchigan isn't back. The basketball program this like a fat chick. Every once in awhile she gets some dude to pump her that's just looking for a slump buster. Then after she is thrown to the side, she is right back to where she used to be. Suckin dick for cheese burgers. Just like Michigan basketball. After this year you will be right back to suckin dick.

Refs Don't los…

April 9th, 2013 at 12:23 AM ^

 

MIchigan isn't back. The basketball program this like a fat chick. Every once in awhile she gets some dude to pump her that's just looking for a slump buster. Then after she is thrown to the side, she is right back to where she used to be. Suckin dick for cheese burgers. Just like Michigan basketball. After this year you will be right back to suckin dick.

 

bluebyyou

April 9th, 2013 at 12:24 AM ^

Burke really impressed me tonight...talk about taking a beating and being tough.....he personified both. I think his draft stock came out fine after tonight.

I thought Beilein could have called a timeout near the end of the first half when Louisville started hitting threes, and I thought Louisville made better adjustments going into the second half, but I'm very happy Coach B is the captain of the ship.  This program has come so far in such a short time. Two years ago, we were happy to get into the tournament; tonight we were in the championship game.

Depending upon who stays, we could be a very good team again next year....it will be a while until another Trey Burke shows up, but so many wonderful memories.

Rather be on BA

April 9th, 2013 at 12:24 AM ^

Hard, hard loss, but this team will go down in history as one of the best ever.  it has been an awesome run and I thank them for bringing Michigan basketball back to the top. 

 

In other news.  Huge fire on White street on the walk home from Chrysler...