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08:16 AM ET 04.09 | In the end, it goes down as a second-place finish, which doesn't make it any easier to swallow for Michigan coach John Beilein. [Beilein] addressed two controversial decisions in his postgame news conference Monday night: Why Trey Burke did not re-enter the game late in the first half and why U-M did not foul quickly during one sequence in the final minute. Burke picked up his second foul with 11:09 left in the first half of the NCAA championship game. ... Beilein admitted in the news conference that he thought the next foul would have sent a Cardinal to the line. "I thought (they) were in the one-and-one," Beilein said. "It was a coaching error."

Detroit Free Press

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April 9, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Sounds like he's not the only subject under fire in Ann Arbor...

April 9, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Aren't assistants there to remind head coaches of game situations as they unfold?

April 9, 2013  08:59 AM ET

It wouldn't have mattered, the way Louisville was making foul shots.

April 9, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Basketball is a team game. Michigan played in unison and were cohesive when Burke was on the bench. When he played the second half he became a glory hound and a ball hog. Player of the year was the GOTY (Goat of the Year)! Burke was the reason they lost the game!

April 9, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Hey, at least it was an interesting game. I was afraid we'd have a repeat of that Butler vs......whoever that was the NCG 2 years ago.

April 9, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Aren't assistants there to remind head coaches of game situations as they unfold?

I was thinking the same thing. If nothing else, the assistants are to blame for not making sure he knew about the foul situation. I'm no Michigan fan but I think the media gets too carried away sometimes.

One other thing. The players should have known they had to foul so why did they take so long. There were 50 seconds left to go in the game and they didn't foul until just under 30 seconds. Trey Burke didn't want to foul because he would have been done so somebody else should have realized that and fouled. Reminds me of the brain-lock at the end of the game by the Fab5 (Chris Webber calling a timeout at the end of the game when they didn't have one).

April 9, 2013  09:20 AM ET

We all mistakes.The biggest mistake is in the white house.

April 9, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

We all mistakes.The biggest mistake is in the white house.

Is it because he's Black? Democrat? Black & Democrat?

April 9, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Is it because he's Black? Democrat? Black & Democrat?

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "I'm not a Racist, I hate that SOB Biden, too!"

Damn-near ran off the road laughing.....don't care if you're democrat or republican......that's funny.

April 9, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

We all mistakes.The biggest mistake is in the white house.

If only your mother hadn't made that one mistake long ago.

April 9, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Is it because he's Black? Democrat? Black & Democrat?

No, because he is stupid.

April 9, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Hindsight is 50/50 as Pat Dye once said.

April 9, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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No, because he is stupid.

A two term United States President who happens to be a Harvard educated constitutional lawyer and a Nobel Peace Prize winner...all before the age of 50...? Is anyone besides Nick Saban a Rhodes Scholar to you Joe...?

April 9, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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A two term United States President who happens to be a Harvard educated constitutional lawyer and a Nobel Peace Prize winner...all before the age of 50...? Is anyone besides Nick Saban a Rhodes Scholar to you Joe...?

George Bush went to Harvard too. Does that make him smart in your eyes?

April 9, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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George Bush went to Harvard too. Does that make him smart in your eyes?

George Bush went to Yale, and while he was getting middling grades due only to being a legacy, Obama was the president of Harvard Law Review. Nice try though.

April 9, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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George Bush went to Yale, and while he was getting middling grades due only to being a legacy, Obama was the president of Harvard Law Review. Nice try though.

And yet won't release his grades. So, do we really know how good his grades were??

Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. He is the only U.S. President to have earned an M.B.A.

April 9, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Nice try, though.

April 9, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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And yet won't release his grades. So, do we really know how good his grades were??Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. He is the only U.S. President to have earned an M.B.A.

LOL. Oh, you're one of those. Never mind, let us know how the quest for the birth certificate is going.

April 9, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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LOL. Oh, you're one of those. Never mind, let us know how the quest for the birth certificate is going.

That's an easy out. Just call me a birther.

I could just as easily turn those words around.

Let us know when Obama's economic policies are actually going to reduce unemployment to the level he promised they would and actually get the economy recovering.

 
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