It appears that Mike Milano is about to release a book about his time as a walk on player for Lloyd Carr. For those who don't remember, Milano was kicked off the team for body slamming Steve Kampfer outside of Rick's in 2008.
Across the country there are about sixty elite high school wrestlers that are recruited to compete at top ten NCAA Division 1 wrestling programs per year. It is a far smaller number of those athletes who pursue a second sport. There is only one who has also earned a scholarship to play football at The University of Michigan – as a 5’6” running back. Mike Milano had reached this impossible dream. First carry, in front of 111,000 Michigan fans – six yards.
Twelve months later he sat helplessly as his name rolled across the ESPN ticker: “Michigan running back, Mike Milano, Charged with a Felony – Indefinitely suspended from the Michigan Football Team.” He faced up to ten years in prison. The dream world he was living in had disappeared. At the same time Michigan Football was also going through a transition, one that was equally disastrous. Mike tells us about that transition from behind the closed doors of Schembechler Hall, and the impact it had on his life.