Mama G's Behind-the-Scenes Pics

Submitted by MLaw06 on February 17th, 2015 at 4:20 PM

As a PSA, I recommend all of you to follow our very own Mama G on Twitter.  She posts great pictures from behind the scenes and her selfie game is elite! 


Selfie with former Florida State QB and Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston #GrindingInTheGlick #HarbaughEffect

— Gwendolyn Bush (@UMICH_Mama_G) February 17, 2015

Selfie with Former Baylor QB Bryce Petty! #GrindingInTheGlick #GoBlue #HarbaughEffect

— Gwendolyn Bush (@UMICH_Mama_G) February 17, 2015

Michigan Alum @DesmondHoward out speaking to the Michigan Players Tonight! Great Message

— Gwendolyn Bush (@UMICH_Mama_G) February 17, 2015

Sunday Selfie with a few Michigan Men: @FreddCanteen_ @JabrillPeppers @MoeWays and Jehu Chesson #GrindingInTheGlick

— Gwendolyn Bush (@UMICH_Mama_G) February 15, 2015



February 17th, 2015 at 6:05 PM ^


Whoever questioned the team mom position generally (I put myself in that category), and whoever questioned Ms. Bush's qualifications for that job specifically (I've noticed others), how do you feel now?  It's time to eat crow.

I do so proudly.  This is amazing.  Thank you Harbaugh.  Thank you Gwendolyn.  You two could teach Dave Brandon something about marketing. 


February 18th, 2015 at 12:42 AM ^

And yet it's authentic, not just some Dave Brandon schlock.

Very Impressed with how Jim Harbaugh runs a total organization, with everyone hitting on all cylinders.  There appears to be an actual plan, not just a bunch of people running around making it up as they go.

There is a palpable buzz around the program that can't be ignored. 


February 17th, 2015 at 4:43 PM ^

I had when Hoke & Co left was i hope that the family atmosphere doesn't go with it. As this was a huge selling point to some recruits and family members. Harbaugh has gone a step further. Proving this whole process doesn't have to be all business... Some people really need a home away from home to make things work. I believe Harbaugh has this in check.


February 17th, 2015 at 5:03 PM ^

Home away from home...good point. When you consider the national recruiting angle you can see how this is a very proactive and strategic move on Harbaugh's part....this will be a nice bif of comfort to the mothers and fathers sending their kids to AA from across the country.


February 17th, 2015 at 9:11 PM ^

no doubt - its foolish not to.  

all big time programs employ player development directors (or student-athlete liaison, development coordinator, etc - just different titles with ittle variation in duties)  in addition to other support staff positions - michigan has really lagged behind in those departments.

but many programs do not employ confident, capable women in that type of active role and its missed opportunity.  theres enough dudes around the team, a cool chick with her qualifications (and added bonus of a highly recruited son playing D1 ball) is a no brainer.  we had like a retired 70 yr coach as our player development director, it wouldve been great to have had someone like this woman

Yostbound and Down

February 17th, 2015 at 5:08 PM ^

That's fair because she's not a member of the coaching staff per se. 

But it does show the support of the athletic department is being fully used by Harbaugh this time around. Either because Brady and his staff didn't feel like a position like this was needed, or more likely because Brandon thought it wasn't needed, an opportunity was missed to make the environment around the team as first-class as possible. 

I've been reading about the role Canham played in really helping to market and get revenue out of the Michigan sports programs, almost alone. His innovations now are fairly commonplace across all major D-I programs. Now we need an athletic department to focus back to developing student athletes and winning teams, and Mama G looks to be a great addition to the team.


February 17th, 2015 at 6:38 PM ^


Referring to the coaches and assistants but instead to the prior AD and his staff. An ombudswoman in the nature of Gwendolyn suddenly seems to make considerable sense.

Gwendolyn can function as a go-between among the coaches, players, academics, publicity and athletic director's office, and I believe she will nip many nascent problems in the bud before they can grow into pathologies like Clark and York. Gwendolyn can serve a broad range of previously unmet needs including by clearing the communications channels and addressing uncomfortable questions.

And so as an early critic of the purported hire I have come to whistle the opposite tune. This should prove to be an excellent hire, certainly potentially more helpful than the prior director of marketing who just departed. I presume Hackett was behind this one, and kudos to him if true.



February 17th, 2015 at 5:07 PM ^

can she run down her young charges?  does she prefer corporal punishment over, say, mockery or embarrasment?  what type of dating policy will she implement?   please get on this...


February 17th, 2015 at 5:30 PM ^

I think that this is a brilliant hire. We often think of football as a man's game, but these are still 17 18 19 year old kids when they get here. A lot of these kids are going to be a long way from home, and a mother figure would really ease the transition.

Eat Your Wheatlies

February 17th, 2015 at 5:35 PM ^

Sorry if this was covered before, but what exactly does she do? Everything I've seen suggests that she's visable, positive and social media savvy, but does she just stand around and shout out things like "C'mon Jabrill, quit dogging it. Mama G is watching!" 

I think the whole idea of this is inherently genius, but I'm just trying to wrap my head around it.

Insert Office Space "What would you say you do here?" clip.