Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Michigan Football Tidbits: Coach Rod is the head coach and is in charge of football program:
Coach Rod is the head coach and is in charge of football program:
However, Coach Rod was forced to defend Coach Barwis who Coach Rod gives complete authority to in terms of workouts and scheduling in off-season and summer.
Barwis (like previously mentioned) is taking this very personally.
Instead of criticizing Barwis, lets look at the following
1) He has completely changed Michigan 's approach to strength and conditioning. This is not a knock on anything that went on previously, but what Barwis has done is the #1 positive to the program.
2) Coach Rod invites any athlete to participate, kids from other sports, pro athletes, former players who just want to work out, and note, he does not charge these highly paid players, nothing, zilch. And speaking of extra time, Coach Barwis leads the way.
3) Barwis, during his clinics, specifically talks about how much the strength and conditioning program can accomplish for a player, but any player who truly does want to excel must find the time on his own to advance. The implication: of course he understands the rules, but makes the facilities available for anyone who wants to work and practice the age-old art of self-improvement.
4) Now we find out that he has started a church group. And guess what position group has the highest percentage of attendees? You guessed it, the offensive line, followed by the defensive line; the two positions Barwis is hardest on.
It is beyond me why people want to bring good people down and Barwis is just that, "good people". We have talked to him at clinics, at football practices, and even at workouts and he will freely give you his time and discuss matters that you want to discuss.
Side Note: Funny how readers can disagree on certain parts of Michigan football, but when someone attacks the program the wagons are circled, both inside the team and within the fan base.
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Written by MaizeMan and ErocWolverine