strength & conditioning
Team 132 finished off the season in fine form. We haven't heard a lot about or from Wellman and his staff this year. They have done a great job and deserve credit for having the team in shape to be competitive in every single game this season.
The team was prepared mentally and physically to compete to the bitter end, nobody pushed 2011 Michigan around. I know they didn't play Wisconsin (prob. most physical B1G team) but I have full confidence that had they this year, it would have been a hard fought battle.
Thank you Aaron Wellman, Aaron Hillman, Mark Naylor, Jim Plocki, Corey Twine and everyone else on the S&C staff who helped team 132 prepare for Saturdays.
M-wolverine posted a few days ago an interview--from which this quote probably originated--about Barwis and his new venture in Plymouth, MI. True, there's a chance he's trying to make for good P.R. in the state, but I believe, based on his history, that his quotes are sincere and genuine. He certainly conducts himself like a Michigan Man would. I leave it to the mgoblog community though to determine if he actually is a Michigan Man (no RR-flame wars wanted. thanks).
"It definitely exposed me to connections with some really good people in a community that was not within my field — that's something that's really blossomed," Barwis said. "It was a neat experience to be able to meet good people who are great Michigan supporters and ended up becoming really good friends. Those relationships are something I've never had a lot of because I was always so involved with the athletes, but Michigan is really unique that way."