Nunez seems like a by-now typical diamond-in-the-rough Beilein recruit, of whom there are one or two on every squad, who more often than not prove to be great (sometimes niche) players, which provide his squads with an additional edge and make them overachieve relative to recruiting rank, etc. I fully expect Nunez to thrive in the program. But I would also love it if Beilein is finally reaching a place where he has so many great players that he could, if he wanted, RS such a player, especially since obtaining four really productive years from him–if he’s as dead eye as alleged–could be such a boon.
I also think Beilein, tangential to this, has really figured out that at Michigan he can have his cake and eat it too with offense and defense. Which is to say that to his great credit he is evolving. And maybe emphasizing d early gets him a few more upfront wins, as this year. Which is why I wonder to what degree he’s emphasizing offense down the stretch here and the team can further coalesce. In the second half last night very good things were happening on both sides of the ball.