Whether or not you believe the Barwis hype or not (I tend to think his functional training style is a good thing), he is bringing our NFL alums back to train in Ann Arbor. I just saw an article where a recruit mentioned seeing Marlin Jackson training with Barwis during his visit. I could be wrong so forgive me if this is old news, but I don’t remember Marlin mentioned last year as a person who came back with Foote, et al. during the offseason. To a recruit, that is not only validation of the system, but creates an atmosphere of a NFL factory. Huge, huge, huge for us going forward on the recruiting trail. I really think we will start to see dividends of his approach this year, particularly if we have a functional offense that doesn’t leave our D playing big minutes in multiple games, they aren't super humans.
“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”