bottom line is that UK's fallback option at PG was Ulis whereas our fallback for Coleman/Ali seems to be Robinson at this point. That's a pretty large discrepancy in my book. Big difference when your plan B is a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10 whereas our plan B is 4.5 out of 10.
1) If Beilein takes Robinson now with Coleman (and, to a lesser extent, Ali) still available with Michigan firmly in the mix, does that indicate a "fallback"?
2) The problem with your scenario as outlined is that Michigan's pool of "recruitable" players is smaller than others' particularly at the top. There may not be a 7.5 that is available to Michigan, let alone that fits the staff's criteria.
No one can answer #1 until it plays out.
With regard to #2 - is it possible that the "criteria" is flawed, and maybe that is the reason we are having this discussion in the first place. Our pool of available players is no smaller than any other school, whether the staff chooses to recruit certain players based on their schematic preferences (ie can he shoot from deep) is an entirely different story. Lets not confuse the terms "available" and "preferred", they are not one in the same.
Less shooters more athletes please