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It would be a stretch to say that John Beilein is the best coach in the Big Ten with other great coaches like Tom Izzo, Tom Crean, and Thad Matta in the conference.
However, Beilein is one of the best coaches in the Big Ten and has the tools to carry Michigan to a Big Ten title.
After a disappointing inaugural season with a 10-22 record, Beilein turned the team around the following year and led the Wolverines to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan returned to the Round of 32 last year, where they almost beat Duke (they lost 73-71) to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
In his four-plus years as Michigan head coach, John Beilein has made it known that he is serious about winning and knows how to do it.
Is he the only coach in the Big Ten like that? Not at all.
However, Beilein's coaching ability is vital to Michigan's success.
There is no replacement for a man spearheading the team who wants to win and will do anything to make sure that happens.
The Wolverines have all the pieces in place to take the Big Ten by storm and outplay Ohio State, Michigan State and Indiana for the conference title.
Don't be surprised when Michigan brings a Big Ten title back to Ann Arbor.