UM Hoops Podcast 2.4: Zack Novak and The Only Colors


junior-scream[1]After a whirlwind of big wins this past week, Dave and I reconvened to preview Michigan’s final top-10 matchup out of three straight — on Saturday at Michigan State. After beating Wisconsin on the road and Iowa at home, the Wolverines are rolling and riding high heading into a great matchup with the Spartans.

  • First, former Michigan captain and friend of the site Zack Novak joins us to talk about what he’s seen from the Wolverines thus far. As always, Zack’s analysis is informative and on point. He discusses Jordan Morgan’s resurgence, the rule changes, how John Beilein has constructed yet another high-powered offense, and he even gets in a dig at Spike Albrecht.
  • Later, Chris Vannini of the SB Nation Michigan State site The Only Colors hops on to address Saturday’s game. Chris provides us with some excellent analysis of the Spartans’ historic season thus far and puts this year’s team in the context of other great Michigan State teams of the Tom Izzo era.
  • Finally, Dave and I talk about the difference-making play of Spike Albrecht, how Michigan’s early-season losses on the road helped the Wolverines against Wisconsin and much more.

The songs were 9th Wonder and MF Doom. In order: Slippin’ (9th Wonder), Out of Town (9th Wonder), Agrimony (MF Doom), Peach Extract (MF Doom)

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  • Fo Sho

    The Fo Sho count is off the charts the first 3:30.

    • blackie6

      That is FO SHO

      • Russ

        Payne ruled out…

        • gobluemd16

          I still see the “slim to none” (even in Jeff Goodman’s tweet), where do you see that

          • Russ

            ESPN. On the website..

  • Happy

    Fo Sho the best thing I’ve heard all day.

  • Gordon

    FYI, this episode isn’t showing up on the RSS / iTunes feed.

  • gobluemd16

    “Coach Beilein, what do you think was the key to beating Michigan State?”
    “Well, Joe, I thought we contained Appling really well and were able to limit Gary Harris’ open looks from the perimeter.”
    “Fa Sho, fa sho”

  • Alex

    Really great. Welcome to Chiberia Zack and good luck with consulting. I have confidence you will be successful in whatever you do since you can have the confidence that you were instrumental in the Michigan program’s renaissance.

    I also think this is going to be a tough game but no matter what happens they shouldn’t get too high or too low. They have accomplished a lot already and maybe can accomplish a whole lot more due to the work they’ve all put in to becoming better players and people.

    Good luck and can’t wait for tomorrow night.