Nice article by Nick Baumgardner over at Mlive about how Coach Harbaugh is bringing his NFL experience to Michigan and helping prepare players for future NFL Careers.
De'Veon Smith said:"Honestly, I don't think any (player from any) other school out here has it easier than us right now," he said. "Because we've been through it all."
And if that wasn't enough, the Ross School of Business is currently hosting the NFL's Business Academy, in which 34 active and retired NFL players are participating (Julius Peppers, Alfred Morris and Cliff Avril among others). Not only is Coach preparing players physically and mentally for NFL careers, he's ensuring that Michigan gets attention even during the offseason (although it seems like he doesn't have an "offseason") and is cementing an interesting relationship between the NFL and Michigan. The man is a genius. Go Blue.
Should've just hired Hoke as a DL coach.
Congrats to Roundtree though!! What a meteoric rise. He's only been a coach for 3 years and is already in Division 1.
Here is Baby Harbaugh, sleeping on a ball signed by Bo. You are welcome.
With the NFL Draft Combine taking place this week, there's been a lot of talk about the all-time biggest NFL Draft busts.
Unlike a certain other B1G school in our state, I would argue that Michigan's track record in NOT producing NFL Draft busts is pretty darn good. If you draft a Wolverine, there's an excellent chance he'll have a career at or above his draft spot.
I would argue that there's only been one true NFL Draft bust from U-M: Trezelle Jenkins. He was drafted in the first round in 1995 (31st overall), but only appeared in nine NFL games over three seasons.
Aside from that, our NFL Draft record is excellent. So rest assured, NFL: If you take any of the 14 guys at the combine, you'll get what you draft for.
The Undefeated has a great story on the legacy of U-M legend Lowell Perry, as told by his son, Scott - the assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic and a former U-M assistant coach.
I knew he was a trailblazer, but I didn't realize just how much of a trailblazer he was. Fascinating story about a great Wolverine.
BTW, Lowell Perry was the late Drew Sharp's uncle, and Scott was his cousin.