For this podcast we violated, pretty egregiously, John Beilein’s mantra of taking each game as it comes; Dave and I spent the entirety of our conversations with the guests on Michigan’s match-up against Indiana on Saturday. We didn’t get to Wednesday’s game against Northwestern until much later in the show.
- Alex Bozich is co-founder of Inside the Hall, the standard for college basketball blogs and a good friend of the site. Bozich joins us to preview Michigan’s game against the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on Saturday. We discuss individual match-ups, project what sort of pace the game will be played at, and debate who means more to Indiana at this point: Cody Zeller or Victor Oladipo.
- We are then joined by former Michigan basketball coach Bill Frieder. Frieder will be calling the Michigan-Indiana game for Westward One Radio and has been watching Michigan with great interest all season. Frieder talked abut his decision to announce he was leaving Michigan prior to the NCAA Tournament in 1989 a few days ago, so we focused on what he sees out of Michigan and comparing this year’s team to the 1989 National Champions.
- Finally, Dave and I delve into Michigan’s second game against Northwestern and examine what has changed since the Wolverines played the Wildcats in their first Big Ten game of the season. We also review the Illinois game and talk about the impact of possibly losing Jordan Morgan for an extended period of time.
The music was all Eric B and Rakim, mostly just the instrumentals. We figured we throw it back to the early 90’s in honor of the last time Michigan was ranked No. 1 in the country. In sequential order: Microphone Fiend, Don’t Sweat The Technique, My Melody and Make ‘Em Clap To This.