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Beilein understands rising expectations

Fifth-year coach likes team's attitude, believes players understand how to put in work

Updated: October 19, 2011, 11:24 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan started practice last Friday, opening John Beilein's fifth season with the Wolverines. The team reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season and has every player returning, except for point guard Darius Morris.

Expectations here are high. There's a new practice facility and a refurbished Crisler Arena. And there's a lot of proven talent.


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