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Juwan Howard Tweets Message Before His First Practice At Michigan

Juwan Howard coaching the Miami Heat.

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Assistant coach Juwan Howard of the Miami Heat in action against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at American Airlines Arena on November 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

While college football is already four weeks into the season, college basketball is slowly creeping back into the picture. With preseason practices starting up this week, Michigan coach Juwan Howard went on social media to share his thoughts.

The Wolverines were dealt unfortunate news earlier in the year when John Beilein signed a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's not an easy task to replace a coach that has taken the program to the Final Four multiple times.

Michigan decided to hire former basketball star Howard as its head coach. This move sat well with fans in Ann Arbor since the two sides had an established relationship.

Howard went on Twitter to share a message before the first practice of the preseason, saying "Today is a day I have been waiting for since I returned to Ann Arbor. It’s the start of an amazing journey and I cannot wait to see where it goes!"

Replacing Beilein will be extremely tough for the Wolverines, but Howard is embracing the challenge.

Zavier Simpson and John Teske are back for their senior seasons at Michigan. The program also added talented freshman in Franz Wagner and Cole Bajema.

Michigan first real test of the season will happen on Nov. 12 when it faces off against Creighton.