Today's New York Times has a long story on former Michigan and NFL running back, Ron Johnson, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/sports/football/ex-giants-case-is-a-window-on-nfl-aid.html?_r=1&ref=sports . Johnson is receiving aid from the NFL. For those of you whose knowledge of Michgan football starts with Bo, Johnson is one of the greatest running backs in Michigan history and was the star of the 1968 team that went 8-2 just before Bo arrived. He, not Tim Biakabutaka, holds the record for most yards in a game -- 347. And, in that game, Johnson only played one play in the fourth quarter -- his fifth touchdown run of the game. That's only one of many records he still holds. Johnson is one of the 10 greatest running backs to play for the Wolverines, notwithstanding Angeligue C's list before the start of the season.
“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.”