You ARE and from here on A MICHIGAN MAN !
I took the time last night to watch the Lloyd Carr coahing legends on the BTN. It it me again on the pride of Our University, Coaches and Players. From Yost-Crisler-Bo-Carr, and all the greats in between, the instilled the Michigan Man pride in each player that has strapped up for them. Michigan is about winning, but more importantly Michigan is about, CLASS ! RESPECT ! PRIDE !
So this Saturday August 30th, Coach Rod, When your first Michigan team takes the field, keep ALL of these in your mind. Winning is GREAT ! But I carry with me each day the PRIDE of knowing that my University plays with respect for their opponent, and their respect for the game.
The LOVE that Coach Carr has for his Players , this University, and this fan base will always remain with me, but after an offseason like the last one it reminds me that this is still Michigan and we are all still MICHIGAN MEN. Coach Rod, as you touch the banner on Saturday, this fan base is clueless as to what we will see. Its all new to us, the high powered offense, the speed everywhere, the excitment of what might be. Keep in mind one thing as you go about shredding defenses. What would a Michigan Man do. Coach with the class that THIS university knows you can. Recruit everyday with the Pride, that a Michigan Man STAYS TO BE A CHAMPION !
We all know what you can do as for as an offense and a Head coach, but what can you do as a Michigan Man? Carr said perfect in that interview. The beginning of last season could have sent this University into a downward spiral. But Carr kept his ways, kept giving his players their do, never pointed a finger at anyone, but himself, and righted the ship to a good year and one Hell of beatdown of Florida. He rode off in the sunset, in his mind, a Champion ! All those players stayed throughout the year, noone quit, they all stayed, and minus the crystal football, Were ALL CHAMPION THAT STAYED.
So ill let you get back to game planing for Utah, because these Michigan fans are gameplaning ourselves. Though our thoughts on the offense or defense will more times than not see eye to eye. There is one thing that You, your players, and the great fans of this University will see eye to eye.
MICHIGAN MEN THAT STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!
Good Luck Coach Rod and the 08 Wolverines, we ALL have your back and look forward to the success, but more importantly, look forward to the CLASS, RESPECT, and PRIDE that we know you will represent EVERYDAY as................
TRUE MICHIGAN MEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!