May has been interesting for Michigan basketball fans. The beloved head coach John Beilein, who led Wolverines to two Final Fours and a trip to the National Championship game, left training the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Unemployment was then filled by former Michigan Basketball player Juwan Howard, who led to Michigan's head football coach Jim Harbaugh to tweet something that was noticing Mike Valenti.
Congratulations to Coach Howard & us! Happy to see a Michigan Man coaching Michigan Basketball Team! https://t.co/SXZ4TZRQlw
– Coach Harbaugh (@ CoachJim4UM) May 24, 2019
"For Harbaugh not to say anything when Beilein left and say something when Howard comes there .. "I think it's a bad look at Harbaugh, and I think it's silly."
Harbaugh's tweet comes before he mentioned Belein's 12-year-old stint at university.
"John Beilein was nothing but classic. John Beilein had elevated the basketball program to heights that they had not seen, not without cheating."
Beilein went 278-150 with Wolverines, winning the Big10 twice, something Harbaugh has not yet done everything without cheating. 19659002] "Remember," said Valenti, "Juwan Howard was part of the Fab Five, which was part of the biggest pay-to-play scandal in history. I love how everyone is just white washing the puppy, like Fab Five is a bunch of rock stars, No. Fab Five was paid, Chris Weber was paid, Ed Martin, dirtbag. Like, stop. Right now. "
For Harbaugh to recognize someone who left the university in shambles and then for To ignore a person who changed the whole culture was something Valenti could not wrap his head.
"How does Harbaugh go and say it, but you had no good to say about Beilein. Everything John Beilein did was action with the class, all John Beilein did was win. I just think it's a very bad look If anyone enjoys propaganda, it's Harbaugh, but jeez. "
Mike Sullivan had the same feelings about Harbaugh.
"Harbaugh must go out and at least congratulate Beilein. Was this a kind of subtweet or some kind of message he tried to send. If he sends out this tweet, it is fine if he has already sent out a tweet about Beilein … you can't just jump into Juwan Howard without acknowledging Beilein. "
Valenti warned his listeners not to waste their time calling in and saying something about Harbaugh and Beilein having conversations in private.
"Don't waste your time ringing and tell me he could have said something private, don't do it. That's not how it works in a big boy country. You're a head coach in Michigan football. The main basketball box has just gone, you have to say it publicly. How it works, adults do. "
Harbaugh was destined to become a Michigan football coach because he was a Michigan Man, like Howard, but Harbaugh had a good reputation. He was a winner in Stanford, he led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl, which they lost, but he had evidence that he was a good coach.
Howard has nothing except he blows corn and blue. 19659002] "You can't sell that Juwan Howard is a winner," said Valenti, "he never trained the game. They can't sell that Juwan Howard is a great recruiter, he hasn't recruited a single player. They can't sell something about Juwan Howard, except that he used to be a high-quality basketball player 30 years ago, even though this team landed the school on trial. You can sell Michigan one thing. "
Sully believes Michigan is putting too much weight The coaching candidates are "Michigan Men".
"There is too much emphasis on all Michigan man's criteria," said Sullivan, "it means more than it should mean, it should be the best guy for the job."
Michigan brass seems to think otherwise, they succeeded actually bringing back a player who was part of the biggest scandal in sports history, but Valenti thinks it's for another reason.
"Michigan's former athletic instructor Don Canham said it, the whole Fab Five era was a disgrace to the university," Valenti said, "now? Kumbaya my master! Everything has been grotesque, but here's the deal, they must hide the fact that they could not get a real trainer. "