dawned me. I had suggested (just to make the board lively) about JB going to recruits and saying in essence..McGary/GR3 are going to be gone so come to UM..open playing time.
Now back to the poster. He said/inferred all this GR3 to the #3 spot right after the NCAA title game talk is basically GR3 telling JB he isn't going to play the #4 or he is going Pro. This is JB recognizing his team was going to be gutted unless he appeased GR3 and his Dad?
I remember GR3 being quoted that he was going to play the #3 and the #2 so he must not have liked the whole power forward role in the Big Ten. I guess I can't blame him. The poster also mentioned that this was getting McGary/GR3 ready for NBA development. Sure sounds like these guys will be gone and JB is willing to keep these guys for 1 more year (by changing his system) so they can be drafted higher and develop.
Good news is that with Donnal and Doyle coming it shouldn't be too bad when Morgan graduates and McGary is gone. I think UM should not redshirt Donnal. Give JB credit for going to a different system at least for a year. I don't think this about JB having a new philosophy but adapting to the current aggressive NBA mindset of college players.
Thoughts? Looks like a 1 year 2 big system?
P.S. By the way..all of this shows what a loyal baller/soldier Novak was for this program.
4/23 2:50 PM | IP: Logged
as a wing player and knows full well that's where GRIII ultimately belongs. Remember, Novak practiced at the 2 a lot during his career and Smote practiced at the 3, but when it comes time to get the best players on the court, I feel confident in saying that Beilein didn't promise GRIII he will play 3 only. It's just not the way he works.
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Hard to believe Glen or his dad woulld try to give JB an ultimatum---both seem much too classy for that. May have had an honest discussion about how Glen would be used next year. As I stated in an earlier post, playing Glen at the 4 in Big 10 season makes no sense to me. He'll get beat up just like Novak did.