Sounds like you had a special place for Stanford. Why did you end playing a Michigan
I grew up there third grade through 10th grade. Like a lot of kids in Ohio and Michigan, Ohio State vs. Michigan was the best day of the year. It was better than Christmas. I was on the sidelines as a ball boy and spotter, things like that. It was a wonderful way to grow up.
Why did you speak out about your academic experience at Michigan earlier this year, condemning them for steering athletes into general studies?
The whole thrust of that was basically I’d like to see more schools do it like Stanford does it. I wasn’t singling Michigan out. I wish more schools would have the kind of character that Stanford does as an institution. They won’t significantly cut corners for athletes here. They have a sincere desire for athletes to improve academically. They’re not just interested in how fast you run and how high you jump. There’s a standard to get into Stanford, to graduate from Stanford and a character that they will not cut corners.
Is not getting that history degree at Michigan something that you regret?
I’ve said this before. I had a tremendous experience at Michigan.