Taylor Lewan: Michigan Man

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on January 9th, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I know there is already a thread on his announcment, but I think a thread celebrating what appears to be a completely selfless decision on Lewan's part is needed. It just goes to show you how much character and determination he has. Truly a class act!


Thanks for showing us all what it truly means to be a Michigan Man, Taylor.

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January 9th, 2013 at 7:38 PM ^

This deserves 1,000 GIFs from Picard to Kate Upton to twosies to something beer-related. Concern about the OLine just went from 100 to 50 in one fell swoop.

An Angelo's Addict

January 9th, 2013 at 7:56 PM ^

Amazing decision. It takes a lot to pass up that money right now but I believe he is the type of kid that understands College contains the best years of your life and next year he will be a top 5 pick. Good for him


January 9th, 2013 at 9:29 PM ^

So excited he's coming back one of my favorites for a while. Looked like he was having a good time at the basketball and was very generous with fans asking for photos.


January 9th, 2013 at 9:37 PM ^

The dude was a "Michigan Man" regardless of his decision.  To me, his announcement to return didn't enhance his status as a Michigan Man at all.  He already gave his blood and sweat and is graduating with a degree.  I am thrilled that he is coming back to say the least, but it was more important he made a personal decision that was right for him.  


January 9th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

chance to be UM captain

chance to win UM Championship

chance to become a legendary UM figure (not just one of the great UM OL)

chance to be a top 5 pick and earn more money, though starting a year later

Is guaranteed millions with insurance even if injured

I think it was expected and accepted that he would go pro.  But he choose to stay for the above reasons plus more of his own, such as wanting to stay on campus and play with this team longer.  Selfish only b/c he loves being at UM.  The best kind of selfish that places the value of other experiences over the singular value of money.

Lewan was certainly a Michigan Man before today.  But after today, I think he is in a very special class that have played here.  Captain, for sure.