What was previously unconfirmed publicly was confirmed by The Daily this morning.
“He didn’t wanna go through hiring a coach — he hadn’t even moved into his house yet,” Berenson said. “And our team played well and I thought they were responding well, so the reasons to stay were those things.
“We’ll revisit all this at the end of the year, but I’m trying not to worry about it right now. It’s just a matter of when — whether it’s this year or next year.
Physically, the 77-year-old is content.
Mentally, though, things are a bit more complicated.
Berenson constantly thinks about the consequences of his decision and its implication for the Wolverines of the present and the future. As Michigan begins recruiting with athletes as young as sophomores in high school, the uncertainty of a program’s head coach could impact a recruit’s decision.
Michigan Hockey is 11-18-3, will miss the tournament for the 4th time in the last 5 years (unless a B1G Tournament miracle happens) after making it every year from 1991-2012. Also lost the season series against last place MSU for the first time in over a decade.
Last season's final game at Yost ended in a blowout win over a ranked PSU team with the arena chanting "Thank you Red". Michigan won the B1G Tournament the next week.
If what Brian says is indeed right as he usually is with his sources, "hiring a coach" would've been a drive to the UP as opposed to a national tour.