[quote="eric17, post:2, topic:1422"]Beilein had an underachieving year last year because of the antics of Harris and Sims, who were the complete opposite of leaders. That team was dysfunctional and had no chemistry. One bad year and it's like the guy can't coach. I really don't get it.[/quote]
Yes, except that his UM teams have not even come close to the expectations that were build after he left a sweet 16 team at WVU. This will be now year 4 (I think) with only modest improvement, certianly not the upper-1/2 of the conference where the alums thought they’d be by now. If he doesn’t get this year’s team missing the Thursday tourney games there’s going to be a lot of heat.
We all said 4 or 5 years ago when the new batch of coaches came in, all with high credentials… it’s a zero sum game, one or more of them weren’t going to make it (and how hard it would be for our Eddie to crack that list)
His first year he was left with absolute garbage.
His second year they overachieved, beat Duke and UConn, and made the round of 32 - way above expectations
Last year, they underachieved greatly.
This year they’re rebuilding with a bunch of youth. They’ll certainly be competitive and much more cohesive team without Sims/Harris, but they probably won’t win too many games in the senior-heavy league. They’ll be in position next year to make noise in the conference.