Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 3/2/13
Dustin Johnston At one point during Michigan’s shocking loss to Penn State in Happy Valley, fans watched a visibly frustrated John Beilein get in Nik Stauskas’s face after the freshman presumably missed a defensive assignment. It was a side of Michigan’s coach fans are unfamiliar with — Beilein is more often seen putting his arm around a player and explaining than slamming his foot down and yelling, more the teacher than the disciplinarian. Outbursts like that one will continue to be rare — the coach was back to his old self on Friday when talking about Michigan’s loss to Penn State, stressing that the coaching staff will be focusing on positive reinforcement leading into the Wolverines’ match-up on Sunday against Michigan State. “What they need right now is positive reinforcement,” Beilein said Friday during a press conference. “We’re going to practice today, we’re going to watch very little of Penn State film and move on. That’s the best way, we feel, to approach this right now.”
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