Of the countless memorable moments during John Beilein’s tenure at Michigan, two timeless images stand above the rest. They are, of course, Trey Burke stepping back and releasing an inch-perfect shot over the outstretched arms of Kansas’ Kevin Young in 2013, and Jordan Poole, legs spread, flailing to the floor at the buzzer as his shot propelled the Wolverines past Houston in last year’s tournament.
At the Michigan men’s basketball team’s first media availability of the season, John Beilein told reporters that his team needed “two or three” freshmen to work their way into a rotation depleted by graduation and NBA departures. Forwards Ignas Brazdeikis and Brandon Johns came in as highly-touted four-star recruits, widely expected to contribute immediately, but Beilein would only commit to Brazdeikis.
Michigan women’s soccer coach Jennifer Klein settled on using sophomore midfielder Nicki Hernandez as her striker this season. Seven games into 2018, the move looks like a stroke of genius, as Hernandez has six goals and four assists, leading the team in both categories.