Video: John Beilein talks plane evacuation, win over Illinois

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan head coach John Beilein was emotional after the Wolverines knocked off Illinois on Thursday afternoon, not because of anything that happened on the floor, but because of the Wolverines’¬†experiences over the last 24 hours.

Here’s what the Wolverine head coach had to say after the win outside the locker room.

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  • rlcBlue

    What a unique season.

    Heads are popping over at CBS Sports, because Michigan is now one of the biggest stories in the NCAA tournament. How the staff and team deal with the kind of media attention that’s usually reserved for teams in the Sweet Sixteen will be key. After the last 24 hours, though, it seems they can deal with anything. I couldn’t be prouder.

    • ChathaM

      I think they’ll deal with it just fine. This is almost as big a perspective check as you can get. When I hear Beilein talk about how connected this group is, I have no concerns going forward.

  • Joel_C

    Beilein is among the greatest active college coaches in terms of skill, and even more so in character