Michigan Basketball/Football: Coach Beilein and Coach Hoke — Similarities?
After the basketball win tonight I saw so many people praising the hoops team along with Coach Beilein and his staff. This is very well deserved especially all the hard times that Coach Beilein has been through since arriving in Ann Arbor especially the first 3 years.
Even last year he was getting a lot of doubts from fans, media, etc… well that all seemed to go away when the basketball team made their run in the NCAA tournament last year and making it to the National Championship game.
Well the team struggled a little bit early on this year and you saw those fans creeping back in and taking their jabs at his style of play or the offense that he runs, or allows players to have the green light on taking shots and from wherever, etc… It is funny when the team wins and make shots those doubters go away, but as soon as you start losing they start appearing again.People are patting the team on the back right now, but willing to bet that if they catch a bad spell (like they did last year in the Big Ten season) where they don’t play as well or lose some games those people will appear once again.
Coach Beilein has been at Michigan now for his 7th season and has really built a program. Just think if AD’s would have listened to those many fans/media that wanted Coach Beilein gone after his 3rd year. Heck some was even questioning him last year and if he could take this team any further.Saw on twitter where some Michigan fans were praising the basketball team and taking shots at the football team while doing it last night. The problem is those same fans were calling for Coach Beilein’s head 3 years ago and now are slapping him on the back saying how good of job he is doing. I know those are what “fans” do so many people will say.
Funny how people’s opinions change like the wind blows when you win! As most coaches know the wind changes and when you lose games the fans change their opinion of you just as quickly.
Seems like a lot of similarities between Coach Beilein and Coach Hoke around the same years at Michigan in those two sports … Coach Hoke just finished year 3 and a lot of people have their doubts about him and this program while Coach Beilein is in year 7 now and seems to have ridden the ship — well until he starts losing games than the fans will be back to “burning the boat” once again.
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