The game that’s supposed to help boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.
In recent years the arms race has come to the training table where the team dietitian has been replaced by a team of dietitians, and gourmet chefs have been hired by athletic departments.
The commander-in-empathy had a word with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.
Always take care of the football.
From a distance, it appears that Jim Harbaugh is a great coach because he is a great father, husband, son and brother, and being a great football coach just naturally follows. Michigan is a perfect fit for him because of who he is, where he is in his life and what he loves.
Being a Harbaugh has given him more intimate exposure to football than most coaches, but it's what he's learned in life, not the Harbaugh legacy, that sets Jay apart.
Lots of things became clear to us sports fans last year. Some were positive and encouraging, others were bittersweet, if not depressing. Here is #1: Jim Harbaugh is no wizard. Good, opportunistic, smart, tough football coach, but no wizard.
This story was updated to include comment from Jimbo Fisher and the school's athletic department. Former Florida State quarterback
Ep. 217 Web Trailer: Harbaugh Echoing Boone, Mike Greenberg said Harbaugh is a college coach and is "right where he belongs
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.