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One man's opinion....FWIW


So it seemed like a good time to talk to Dave Telep.

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in America who sees more basketball, or knows more about college basketball recruiting, than Telep. The North Carolina-based Scout.com recruiting analyst has seen Legion (ALex) play dozens, if not hundreds of times. He knows Beilein's system and recruiting tendencies as well.

So, is the sharp-shooting Legion a match with Beilein's system?

"Are you kidding me?" Telep said via phone Tuesday, laughing. "It would be difficult to draw up a system that's going to get Alex Legion more great looks at the basket. John Beilein will be better for him than he could ever fathom."
04-03-2007 03:30 PM
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Liam9903 Wrote:Comparing West Virginia and Georgetown is just not relevant. If you want to compare Beilein to Amaker then he probably comes out ahead, but not by much. Amaker beat some name coaches when he was at Seton Hall as well. Beilein is a middle of the road coach who might get Michigan to the point where they are a middle of the road program, or he might be a disastor. I will be rooting hard for him to be the disastor that they so richly deserve.

This was about the "goofy" Princeton offense. Its been pretty successful when run at a high level. The Big East has been fairly successful. Ironically he coached at the same conferance where Amaker had his most success but I'm quite sure their names are not even on the same discussion page. Comparing him to Amaker is ridiculous Amaker only was mildly successful when he lured in some bigtime recruits but it was still mildly successful at SHU. (Louie Orr had much better success.) At the time he was hired @ UM hiring Coach K proteges was vogue. Not as much anymore. See Michigan and Mizzou.


Calling Belein middle of the road reminds of that ESPN commercial where a guy says stuff to his friends ( I beleive he says Vince Young has turned out to be a bust) in a sports conversation that is crazy leading into his ESPN education on sportscenter.

He will get it done at UM and brings back discipline and credibility to a program sorely lacking.
04-03-2007 04:19 PM
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A very good hire for M. Amaker's teams lacked fundamental skills and were mentally fragile. BEE LINE brings both to the table. I still believe that Grady, Legion and Harris will show up at M.

I'm not the least bit surprised Cloutier transferred. I didn't see much of a future for him in Kalamazoo. Maybe he should check out GVSU too.
04-03-2007 05:14 PM
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connerito Wrote:
Liam9903 Wrote:Comparing West Virginia and Georgetown is just not relevant. If you want to compare Beilein to Amaker then he probably comes out ahead, but not by much. Amaker beat some name coaches when he was at Seton Hall as well. Beilein is a middle of the road coach who might get Michigan to the point where they are a middle of the road program, or he might be a disastor. I will be rooting hard for him to be the disastor that they so richly deserve.

This was about the "goofy" Princeton offense. Its been pretty successful when run at a high level. The Big East has been fairly successful. Ironically he coached at the same conferance where Amaker had his most success but I'm quite sure their names are not even on the same discussion page. Comparing him to Amaker is ridiculous Amaker only was mildly successful when he lured in some bigtime recruits but it was still mildly successful at SHU. (Louie Orr had much better success.) At the time he was hired @ UM hiring Coach K proteges was vogue. Not as much anymore. See Michigan and Mizzou.


Calling Belein middle of the road reminds of that ESPN commercial where a guy says stuff to his friends ( I beleive he says Vince Young has turned out to be a bust) in a sports conversation that is crazy leading into his ESPN education on sportscenter.

He will get it done at UM and brings back discipline and credibility to a program sorely lacking.

This hire is by no means the slam dunk you make it out to be. There are questions about his ability to recruit, and he has not had consistant high level success in the Big East. I'm sure that someone who is as informed as you portray yourself to be would realize that outside of the uofm loving detroit media bubble there is a question over how good Michigan can be under Beilien.

He is a middle of the road coach because he never won the confrence or confrence tournament, or went to a final four. He didn't have them in the tournament every year either. Middle of the road means not terrible, and not elite. The comparison w/Amaker is based on what was said about him coming in.

The Princeton offense has also been a flop at some levels the best example is Northwestern which oddly enough plays in the Big Ten. Most people are aware that not every version of the Princeton offense is the same.

Thats really all I have to say on the subject and I don't mean to repeat myself. I just feel compelled to respond when any difference in opinion is portrayed as stupid and ill informed. I think it is really sad when people can't disagree without resorting to that kind of childish behavior.
04-04-2007 07:10 AM
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