Probably has been discussed before, but besides Desmond Howard, who else deserves to be considered a Michigan Football Legend? Obviously the overwhelming choice would be Woodson, but who else among the greats of UM, have earned legendary status?
So I'm watching the replay of the Michigan vs. Alabama 2000 bowl game, and I'm blown away with how many of our guys from this roster played in the NFL. Is it the most star studded team in the history of our program? My criteria is simply how many guys played in the NFL vs other UM rosters. I will list all the guys I can remember, and it's up to you mgoexperts to find guys I'm missing and maybe another team that had even more.
In no particular order...
Tom Brady, Steve Hutchinson, Anthony Thomas, Jeff Backus, David Terrel, Ian Gold, Rob Renes, Josh WIlliams, James Hall, David Baas, Justin Fargas, Drew Henson, Chris Perry, Larry Foote, John Navarre, Cato June, Marquise Walker ,BJ Askew, Bennie Joppru, Shantee Orr, Victor Hobson
That's 21 by my count, and that's even more than I expected.... thoughts?
Per Bruce Feldman and Luke Zimmerman via Twitter
"The Charles Eric Waugh saga has come to its logical conclusion. As first pointed out by twitter user Bryan McClure (ironically by mass/spam messaging multiple sports and college football writers), Waugh was formally booked in the Boyd County Detention Center on one count of probation violation and another for failing to comply with the sexual offender registration.
Waugh could still additionally face a Class A misdemeanor for his use of social networks with members under the age of 18 and coupled with the two other charges should turn into prison time (particularly considering that he was previously allowed to avoid any for agreeing to the probation in the first place).
While the ramifications (including but not limited to Alex Anzalone's decommitment) continue to linger and it remains probable that the events of the last week turn into a cautionary tale for college athletic departments across the country, hopefully this is the last time we hear of Waugh."
Not surprising given that he was a quarterfinalist (I believe) last year.
The link pretty much says all there is to say... although Rittenburg suggesting that Gholston should be on the list is mildly amusing given that the first two criteria are Integrity and Maturity. I guess we can watch for that.
Interesting read on Barry Larkin and Bo Schembechler from Barry's days at Michigan:
Kyle Meinke has an article filled with glowing praise for 2013 OL recruit David Dawson.
Trieu said while Morris draws the most attention, Dawson has made the most gains this offseason and is becoming a force in the Wolverines' heralded 2013 recruiting class. "He's really taken it to another level," Trieu said. "He plays tackle normally, but I project him as a guard in college, and that's what he played in Columbus. He looked fantastic."
Full article here (warning - MLive): http://annarbor.com/sports/um-football/ol-david-dawson-the-most-impres[email protected]live-wolverines
One of the mantras here on MGoBlog is that it's very hard to predict the success of OL recruits once they transition to college, but this 2013 OL class is looking great so far.