Great story I came across on MGoBlue today about how Jim Tressel sent a hand-written note to Mealer's aunt following Brock's Walk to touch the banner.
Elliott Mealer, a Michigan offensive lineman who graduated in 2012, said there is something special -- a human connection he cherishes -- that he's never spoken about before. It deals with a card his family received after his brother, Brock, learned to walk again after being paralyzed from the waist down and touched the "M Club" banner to rousing applause at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 4, 2010.
The card came from Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who had recruited him to play for the Buckeyes during his standout career at Wauseon (Ohio) High. It was sent to Sandy Mealer Barber, the aunt of Brock and Elliott, who lives in Wauseon, and it read:
No doubt, the greatest cheer a Buckeye ever received at the Big House!
You must be so proud of those Mealer Boys!
God bless! Go Bucks! Go Blue!
P.S. Thanks for the awesome photo!"
Well, this is awfully bad:
The muggles that attend the University of Michigan should pick who the next AD is. Found out earlier this year that they're experts in it.— Elliott Mealer (@el_mealer) October 31, 2014
Let's hope the new AD can move things forward in a way that doesn't perpetuate these divisions within the University.