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Beilein feeling highly motivated

Fifth-year coach's goal: 'Put Michigan back to the Final Four, national championship'

Updated: October 19, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan started practice 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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