I'm sure most, if not all, of you remember Jim Harbaugh was fined after the Ohio State game for comments he made about the officiating. The B1G 10 office fined him $10K. A group of Michigan bloggers set up a go fund me page to match the fine with a donation to the ChadTough foundation.They ultimately ended up raising $27K.
I remember a few days after the B1G 10 championship game, someone wondering what happened to the fundraiser. That was the last I recall hearing about it until this morning when I received an email from Jason and Tammi Carr thanking me for my donation. I assume emails are going out to the other donors as well. I just thought I'd share this news in case others were wondering whatever happened to that fundraiser. From the email:
Acts like this show us the incredible kindness of others and encourage us to "keep on keepin' on" in Chad's name... This spontaneous act of kindness helped our foundation, funded DIPG research, and provided comfort in the week that followed Chad's Angelversary.
If you missed out on this in the fall, their mailing address is:
The ChadTough Foundation
P.O. Box 907
Saline, MI 48176
"I’ve talked to a lot of people who feel that way about Michigan — and I’ve talked to a lot of other people who feel that way about their college, too. It happens everywhere. You probably feel that way about where you went to college.
But in my unscientific surveying of people I’ve talked to, I feel that it happens the most here at Michigan."
Yeah, me too.
I saw this tweet and realized both people in this picture are Michigan coaches. It reminded me of the day we hired Jay Harbaugh and all the skepticism from our fans and downright disrespect from rival fans. Many thought he was under qualified and hired based on nepotism.
After 2 years, how do you feel about this hire in hindsight? I initially thought he wouldn't get a fair shake as a TE coach on our staff because even if the position group plays well, he wouldn't get the credit for it and that has pretty much held true.
How do you guys feel about him today?
Who's got it better than them?!
This is my first attempt at a twitter embed. I am sure I will screw it up.
Edit: I kind of did it right? Internetz is hard
Michigan's all-time bowl record is 21-23.
All 23 of Michigan's losses have occurred since Jan. 1, 1970; the only other program in the country with as many bowl losses in that time span is Ohio State, which also has 23 losses. I would never have guessed that the only pre-expansion Big Ten program with a winning bowl record is Purdue.
FSU bowl record: 27-16-2 (25-11-1 in the Bowden/Fisher era)
OSU 23-24 (includes their vacated Sugar Bowl win in 2011)
Total BIG: 183-197-4
Mississippi St 12-8
Ole Miss 24-13
South Carolina 8-13
T A&M 17-21
Total SEC: 264-230-13
Bowl records of other bluebloods or notables
Miami FL 19-18
If Michigan beats FSU tonight, Jim Harbaugh will have achieved a first—he will be the only coach in Michigan's history to win his first two bowl games.
My parents travel 2.5 hours for the honor to work for the University of Michigan as part of the Event Team. They attended the basketball game and, along with many other perks, received this letter from our coach. I thought I would share it here.
Way to go Mom and Pops!
*Edit - larger pic