Noah Furbush: Master of Space! (Engineering )

Submitted by Bo Schemheckler on April 14th, 2018 at 11:52 AM
Noah Furbush will be pursuing his master's in space engineering while suiting up this year. This comes after getting his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering while also getting what he and Don Brown describe as a degree in "linebackerology" and doing an internship at Ford. I have no idea how, but that is a truly incredible accomplishment.…



April 14th, 2018 at 12:01 PM ^

Furbush, in addition to being smart, must have an amazing ability to utilize time.  As someone who got a Chem Eng. degree quite some time ago, I can't imagine playing college football at a major program and studying engineering at the same time.

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April 14th, 2018 at 12:31 PM ^

As someone who got his aerospace bachelor's while smoking just an absurd amount of weed, I can truly appreciate his ability to multitask.

(To make the subtext text: I believe that his and my accomplishments are the same)


April 14th, 2018 at 12:56 PM ^

As an engineering alum, it boggles my mind how guys can be Division 1 athletes and still graduate from the engineering school (or any other difficult major at the university). I felt like I was floundering sometimes and I didn't have the football program to handle on top of that. Crazy impressive


April 14th, 2018 at 3:07 PM ^

how many hours a week do players put in. I wonder?

I got my engineering degree while also working 20+ hours per week. wouldn't that be somewhat comparable? also Furbush has access to tutors and other resources I didnt have.

not trying to discredit his accomplishment...he has a tremendous work effort...but I think non athletes can have similar ethic.


April 14th, 2018 at 2:51 PM ^

I wear this shirt whenever I get an opportunity even now, except at work, of course. It might draw unwanted attention in a meeting.

In all seriousness though, awesome for Furbush. Another example of The Michigan Difference. 


April 14th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

Awesome accomplishment. I had to claw my way to my comp engineering degree, and can't imagine trying to do that while also tackling large human beings.


April 14th, 2018 at 2:21 PM ^

There are a lot of cynics who say stuff like "athletes aren't there for an education" and "the whole thing needs to be blown up - the concept of student-athlete is dead", and most frustrating to me "all these schools are the same - they don't care about the kids, just about the money".

I'm so glad that our school, our coaches, and our administration still believe in and foster the concept of the student-athlete.

I'm so glad there are still schools - especially OUR school - that emphasize and provide academics and a true university experience for athletes in addition to sports.

I'm so glad there are still kids like Noah (and Moe, and on and on) who represent our school so magnificently.

Embodiment of "student-athlete". Congratulations Noah - Plant the "M" flag on Mars!


April 15th, 2018 at 11:18 PM ^

As a fellow Eng grad (ChE & MSE), hats off to Noah for a job well done. Also, always glad to see a "revenue sport" athlete graduate and actually follow through with the academics - wish more would do so.

I dumped the Dope

April 15th, 2018 at 8:01 AM ^

Extreme respect for the man, I did one of the two which was not football.  Long distance between south campus and north campus and I doubt the parking situation is much better than it was many moons ago when it was largely open field.

Furbush also seemed to be another cog in D Brown's mastery of deception, as I recall he is primarily a guy who stands up at LB but is basically assigned to fill the 4th DL spot a second before the snap to try to mess up the OL.