Just after dismissing Marcus Van from the team, head coach Ernie Zeigler has changed his mind. This makes little sense except for the fact that now with Marko Spica out indefinitely, there is little or no presence in the post. It's kind of disappointing to see from Zeigler, but there may be more to it than we know. If he would just say what that was...
But onward we go. Tomorrow is the team's first exhibition game, and it starts at 4:30 p.m. at Rose Arena.
However the suspensions of Van (6 games), junior Jordan Bitzer (academics until Dec. 14) and Spica's injury has left the team with 10 active players. My projected lineup/bench is as follows:
PG Robbie Harman
SG Jeremy Allen
SF Jacolby Hardiman
PF Lawrence Bridges
C Chris Kellermann
And the bench:
PG William Eddie
C Brandon Ford
G Adrian Hunter
F Zach Saylor
G Antonio Weary
Kind of a small lineup, but it looks like that'll be the case for the first six games at least, until Van is back.
Marygrove, CMU's opponent tomorrow, went 3-23 last season. But coach Glen Donahue is one of Michigan's coaching legends. His more than 40 years of experience can't be overlooked. He mentored Ernie Zeigler, as you can read in today's CM Life.
We'll see you Saturday as the season starts.