Early in the second quarter with the UMass offense rolling, the Minutemen called timeout and the Wolverine defense huddled on the sideline. Director of strength and conditioning Mike Barwis motored down the sideline and joined the clustered group of football hulks.
You had to have signed up for the Mike Barwis Motivational Seminar to hear the secrets he imparted during that one-minute pause, but it seemed to work, judging from the hard look in the Wolverines' eyes and a general increase in growling.
The defense rumbled back to the field and head beast Mike Martin drove UMass quarterback Kyle Havens into the turf for his first sack of the season, an 11-yard loss. Martin also made a big play on third down, tracking down the Minutemen's ball carrier for another tackle. With the crowd screaming its approval, Martin and the defense ran to the sideline to be greeted by their mentor, Mike Barwis.
Barwis pounded Martin on the shoulder pads and yelled a few more words of advice. The Mike Barwis Motivational Seminar. Sign up today!