The Wolverine

February 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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I'm not coaching them, but you have three incredibly, incredibly confident guys. And how big is that? "As the season goes on, here is the hope — your hope has got to be that nobody gets cocky, everybody plays for Michigan and understands a couple of times." But for now, he's not arguing anyone over the Wolverines. Burke likes hearing that, but he's as determined as "Man v. Food" host Adam Richman at an all-you-can-eat buffet to demonstrate both hunger and worthiness. Burke (left) and Hardaway have combined to average nearly 35 points and 10 assists every time the Wolverines step on the court this season. photo by per Kjeldsen that, 'We're really good, and we're all going to have a chance to play at whatever level.' Sometimes, kids get a little sideways with big-time attention. You don't want that." He likes Duke's backcourt as well, and cautions against overlooking Indiana's talented crew of Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls and Yogi Ferrell. The beauty there is, Michigan and Indiana have at least a pair of headto-head clashes waiting. "They're going to get a chance," he said. "They'll get a real opportunity to see, because they're going to play "I'm excited to hear that," Burke said. "Tim and I put in a lot of work this summer. From last year, we've learned each other a lot. We've learned each other 's tendencies, where we both like to shoot. We play off of each other. We know what each other is going to do on the court. "That's something special. Just to hear people say that about us, it means a lot. We know we both still have a lot to work on to get better and become better players. I'm excited to hear that — but we've got a lot of work to do." ❑

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