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June-July 2013 - Wolverine

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Wolverine WATCH   john borton J Beilein's Boys Set To Keep Rolling ohn Beilein would have hit it off pages already reveal nationally famously with Bo Schembechler. sought-after talent that pledged to Schembechler appreciated Michigan before that magical threetoughness, both mental and physiweek run in March. cal, extreme dedicaFor the next few tion to a cause and years, prep elites are the sweet self-sacrialready lining up. fice poured into the For Beilein, the formation of a team. bottom line never You've heard it bechanges. The more fore, and with Michitalent the better, gan basketball you but only if it can see it all over again: be molded, guided The Team, The Team, and fashioned into The Team. the type of unit that That's not about would make Schemto change, even as becher beam at courtBeilein's world swirls side. a bit differently these The Team. days. He's not trying That's what everyHead coach John Beilein main- one witnessed this to snag Zack Novak tains the proud Michigan tradition past year. From Mitch away from Valparaof keeping the focus squarely on McGary stepping up iso, or culling Spike Albrecht from Appa- The Team. when Jordan Morgan photo by per kjeldsen lachian State. went down to AlBeilein has high school coaches brecht's sizzling show when officials calling him now, ones blessed with grew whistle happy on Trey Burke, talent all the big boys covet. Beilein team ruled supreme. has made his way, in part, on an The notion of giving oneself to uncanny knack for identifying skills a cause bigger than the individual early in the recruiting process, and will grow only more vital with the supplementing late with winners. talent meter continuing to rise. Over the next few years, he might Coming off an appearance in the do more selecting than scouring. national championship game, the Many sets of eyes watch the Final Wolverines know what needs to be Four, including young ones. These done, Beilein insisted.

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