Posted April 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist As coaches go, Michigan's John Beilein is easy to miss. He isn't a flashy dresser. He doesn't do commercials. He won't prance up and down the sideline, even late in close games, when everybody else in the arena is up on their feet. His pedigree won't knock you out, either. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim helped Beilein get several of the seven jobs he had before landing at Michigan, and he returned the favor by losing every time they met - nine straight, right up until Saturday night's national semifinal. Somehow, sitting on a stage little more than 24 hours before his young Wolverines faced Louisville for the national championship, Beilein found a way to make even that last result sound like an accident. ''When I came out last night, I gave the speech - 10-foot baskets, 94-foot court. You don't need to look up in the stands and see what's there,'' he recalled. ''Then I gave in, took a little peek. I might have said something I ...
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