Press Release: Upcoming Book–I Wore 21: The Legend of Desmond Howard

Former college football Heisman Trophy winner and University of Michigan great Desmond Howard officially will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame this Saturday, July 16, in South Bend, Ind.

Howard’s Hall of Fame career also will be chronicled in the upcoming book, I Wore 21: The Legend of Desmond Howard.  The 190-page book published by Champions Press, LLC, features unique stories and hundreds of photos never seen before from the Howard Family collection.
Chapters include:

  • · The Magic Begins –Growing up in Cleveland, Howard develops into a multi-sport star
  • · Transition Game – Howard takes time to catch on as a receiver
  • · Amazing in Maize and Blue – Assuming a starring role, Howard accomplishes things not previously achieved by a Wolverines player
  • · Striking the Pose – Howard runs away with the Heisman Trophy
  • · Working with Legends – Learning football and life lessons from Michigan’s fabled coaches
  • · Many Happy Returns –Howard’s electric kick returns turns him into a football legend
  • · A Michigan Man Forever – Howard carries the Wolverines’ spirit into life after football
  • · Also, a comprehensive statistical package, along with short stories from former teammates, coaches, opponents, and media members, who covered Desmond’s career.

I Wore 21: The Legend of Desmond Howard will be available by pre-order online starting Monday, July 18, at  Retail price for pre-orders of the book is $21, and it will be sold for $20 in and around Michigan Stadium on Sept. 10.

Howard will be recognized by U-M for his Hall of Fame career on Sept. 10 as the Wolverines host Notre Dame in the first-ever night game in Michigan Stadium.

The 4th Wolverine End-Around

MGoBlue recently caught up with Colton Christian:

"Before I went to East Asia I worked out with a coach at home named Pete Knoll. I workout with him when I’m at home. I was only at home for a month before I left for training for the AIA trip — we trained for a week before East Asia in Ohio just outside of Dayton. Now that I’m back, I’m getting on weightlifting programs and improving on other skills, like shooting."

In a bit of good news, Stanley Cup Champion and Michigan Alum Steve Kampfer told the Detroit News he plans on bring the cup back to Ann Arbor and Yost.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg ranked Michigan’s defensive line 5th in the Big Ten:

“This is a projection pick, but I think Michigan’s defensive front takes a significant step forward this season. Senior tackle Mike Martin is a bona fide NFL prospect and will lead the way, and players like Ryan Van Bergen and Craig Roh should be among the primary beneficiaries of the new defense under coordinator Greg Mattison. Michigan needs to build depth with Jibreel Black, Will Campbell and others, but there’s great potential here.”

GBMWolverine’s spring evaluation of Craig Roh. Maize ‘n Brew recently did a quick write-up on Desmond Howard. Thomas Rawls has been told that he won’t be redshirted. Jack Miller’s ready to go. Lloyd Carr is not surprised in the slightest that Brady Hoke has been cleaning up in recruiting.

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The Third Edition of the End Around

Bloomberg reports that Michigan will be crashing the Northeast private party that has been Division 1 Lacrosse for the better part of the sports history.

Denard Robinson clocked in on the third team of Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten Teams. Not remotely offended in the slightest bit due to Steele being a lone member of the media that predicted success for last year’s squad.

A great article on BTPowerhouse highlighting the essential differences between Beilein’s squads at West Virginia and last year’s Wolverines.

Tennessee Vols blog Rocky Top Talk has an entertaining bracket on their program’s biggest villains. In the Final Four, none other than Charles Woodson, lol.

Desmond Howard tweeted for ideas before his speech this at the Black Coaches and Administration convention in Florida this past week.  I highly doubt that his speech wasn’t already written and being looked over by his publicist for errors.  Nonetheless, Desmond made a statement using Denard Robinson as an example that no player is bigger than his program that he plays for.  To which I agree and I don’t believe he crossed any lines.  The only action against etiquette was tweeting an article supporting himself afterwards.  Then again, to make this entire paragraph moot I can guarantee you that 90% of his tweets are done by his publicist.

In an ESPN Insider article, Bruce Feldman listed the top possibilities to replace Tre$$el as: 1) Urban Meyer 2) Bo Pelini 3) Gary Patterson 4) Jon Gruden 5) Mark Dantonio 6) Mark Stoops 7) Gary Pinkel

The Free Press reports that Darius Morris is confident after working out with the Indiana Pacers.

Twitter Update: We’ve added Michigan Football Players Terrence Talbott (@T_Talbott) & Jeremy Gallon (@Jgal_10) to our Athletes List to bring the total to 93. To Follow our list of Michigan Athletes: List