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VIDEO: Roy Manning Interview
I'm more excited about this hire after watching this video.
He's already learned the coach speak here. "At the end of the day this is Michigan."
Love it, seems like a great hire and the enthusiasm he shows in just that video validates it to me.
His personality, his directness, his genuine enthusiasm and warmth. He's going to fit with this coaching staff and connect with recruits in a big way.
Interview. His genuine excitment had me smiling at the screen. I'm happy as shit for this guy!
haha me too. I found myself smiling and then being a bit embarassed when my fiance asked what i was smiling about.
what if we had jerry m. and roy....? A whole lot of profit?
Yep, just like everyone else has said already, I'll echo it - really nice interview, charisma & genuine enthusiasm are a go with this one. Massive approval at this point. Looks like a great fit.
Sorry, not enough patience.
Great hire! Anyone know what territory he's gonna have? Take over for Montgomery? Or shuffling assignments?
All of these great hires are making me almost forget about Gerg. Almost...
with the million dollar smile. Kids are going to relate to him and be drawn to him I'm sure.
Who is this Gerg you speak of?
He traded in stuffed beaver and sundries. I'm surprised anyone remembers him.
Welcome Welcome Home, Roy Manning!
I was grinning by the end of that video - genuine enthusiasm always shines through.
Very humble and thankful guy . Glad to have high character coaches like him!
Sort of kidding. Love this guy.
If that doesn't get you excited about this higher I don't know what does.
This lower is way better of a higher.
Can you take me high enough? To fly me over yesterday...
Loving this hire more and more. His attitude and gratefulness for having this opportunity is awesome and he just exudes Michigan. I can't wait for this season to start!
After everything I've seen on the guy, including the two videos below, this seems like a slam dunk hire.
After watching these videos, I am now worried about losing Roy to the NFL - as a player!
C Wood comes back with the same enthusiasm. Hopefully!!
Gosh all I could think about after the first minute was how many times he said you know what I mean... you know what I mean.
- Great coach though, super excited. Looks like he'll bring ever more passion to the coaching staff.
I'm kidding, but I LOVE this interview...he's going to make a HUGE impact on this team. Can't wait to see COACH Manning getting after it. Jake Ryan, Cam Gordon, Frank Clark, Brennen Beyer, Mario Ojemudia, etc. are all in for a treat.
Dang. I'm smiling ear to ear watching this video. I couldn't be happier for Roy - a Michigan man - to be coaching at our school. Heartfelt welcome to him. Go Blue!!
That was the sound of a guy who is genuinely excited, and has a real love for the University of Michigan. Great guy. Great interview.
I was wondering about why get a lb to replce the dl coach. This interview sure does make this guy seem special. Like many I had a pretty big smile just watching it.
You can tell he's a quality guy. He is direct, respectful, anwsers questions clearly, he's excited and enthusiastic, and he's got a great smile. All good qualities. And, it doesn't hurt that he played here and played in the NFL too. I think he'll do just fine.
I be like Dang, what an awesome guy. Think he's going to connect with Jake Ryan? I do. Another high character, high energy Michigan man. God bless you, Brady Hoke!
I think Mr. Manning is going to be awesome during his time at Michigan and recruits are going to love this guy.
What a terrific young man. (Yes, I join the smile-watching-the-video brigade. My cheeks are still a-blush with smile.)
Talk about an infectious smile.
In an interview with Sam Webb that was broadcast earlier this morning on WTKA, Manning specifically mentioned Rich Rodriguez as playing a major role in his pursuit of the coaching profession. Manning said that after he was cut by the NFL he came back to Ann Arbor to train, and he said that he talked to RR numerous times about coaching and that Rich was extremely helpful, informative, and encouraging. WTKA will probably have the podcast of the interview segment by the end of the day.
to the Michigan coaching staff! Welcome home Coach Manning