One assumes that Michigan was just about as blindsided as everyone else about John Beilein, at 66 years old and with no rumors that he was even interviewing for the gig, taking the Cavs’ head coaching job.

While I listed five candidates to replace Beilein on the relatively realistic spectrum, I’m kicking myself for missing the potential home run hire: Billy Donovan, whom Jeff Goodman of Stadium picked as his best bet to get the job.

Donovan won two national championships at Florida and he’s stuck in a holding pattern in Oklahoma City where Russell Westbrook and Paul George are good enough to get the Thunder into the playoffs but not great enough to get them out of the first round.