I read an intersting article in ESPN the Magazine on how Marv Marinovich is working with MMA fighters. It was very interesting on 2 fronts.
The 1st was how similar his workouts mirrored Barwis, from what I have been able to gather, with a big emphasis on explosiveness and flexibility with a lot of sprinting. Both also sound obssessed with making kids bodies as good as they can be. I wonder if anyone knows if they have any relationship?? I wonder if that was one of the reasons Tate liked Michigan as he worked with Marv during high school and the programs looked similar or Marv gave a seal of approval. I'm always been amazed at Tate's supposed lack of strength when he got here, now after reading that article I'm even more so.
Secondly, for those of us old enough to remember his son RoboQB, I was amazed to know that he is clean now and works for his dad and they are as close as ever. He doesn't blame his dad for anything that happened to him. From everything I read the media had painted Marv as a monster, but reading this gave me a new perspective on the guy. He admits he may have pushed his son too hard, but he was not portrayed as the lunatic you may have imagined from the stories back in the day.