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Video: John Beilein, Charles Matthews and Zavier Simpson at Big Ten Media Day

John Beilein, Charles Matthews and Zavier Simpson were on Big Ten Network today discussing the upcoming season at Big Ten Media Day.

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  1. silverblue

    I loved this! The confidence I heard from Charles was awesome! He’s always been so quiet and almost shy, very humble in interviews. There were times in the past when I couldn’t really hear what he was saying in interviews, but not today. He still has that great outward humility, but his confidence and his ability to express that confidence was great to hear. Plus these are two really good looking, classy, well spoken kids (I know wolverheel, they’re young men!) I’m so impressed with both of these young men, and I’m excited for the season to start! Good stuff!

  2. ChipJonez

    Yes to all of this! It’s one of the beauties of college sports to me, each season we get to have new “ambassadors” and new voices that are exposed to the highest levels of leadership and representation of our program. Coach B will always be a great voice, but its great to see it resonate through so many of the players through the years!

    I expect a bit of a roller coaster season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are times where many of us voice our frustrations with some play from these guys, but its video clips like this that put it back in perspective for me. They’re not just learning to become great bball players, they’re learning to become great men.

    Go Blue!

  3. gtfomycourt

    JB is great at getting guys who are simultaneously very likable and good guys but who are also capable of getting under the skin of their opponents when it is game time. Matthews, Z, Iggy, Poole have it, I think. To a lesser extent Teske also has it in him too. Hard to explain quality but I think they share that quality with past players like Wagner, Stauskas, THJ, Novak, and Morris.

  4. ChipJonez

    I think that’s something that excites me about Iggy…opponents and opposing fan bases will immediately hate him lol

  5. gtfomycourt

    Yeah. I have a feeling the black hat passed from Novak to Stauskas to Wagner is now in Iggy’s possession.

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