Michigan’s dancing Harbaughs, Tom Brady’s jersey gets a price tag, another football staff addition and more…
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …
Jim Harbaugh and wife Sarah had their judging hats on Tuesday night for Michigan’s Mock Rock charity event, and even put their dancing shoes on for the audience.
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi caught the action, and caught up with the Michigan head football coach afterward as he gave updates on the team a month before the start of spring practice.
And while Jim Harbaugh was judging Mock Rock, Michigan got a verbal commitment for 2018 https://t.co/dCvEu3MvkV
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) February 22, 2017
Mock Rock is an event begun by the Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 1999 in which the university’s various athletic teams perform on stage for charity. This year’s beneficiary is the Ann Arbor-based Fresh Start Clubhouse, an organization that helps provide mental health wellness and recovery.
Check out Rachel’s full story here.
Harbaugh also addressed the status of tight end Devin Asiasi, offensive lineman Grant Newsome and running back Drake Johnson.
As for his smoothness on the dance floor …
A small chunk of change
Houston police are still on the lookout for Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl XLI jersey. They put an official price tag on it Tuesday: $500,000.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 22, 2017
That’s the same value several auction house and memorabilia experts had suggested when the jersey hunt began following New England’s dramatic 34-28 comeback victory against Atlanta on Feb. 5. The disappearance of the jersey also brought up just how valuable all of Brady’s artifacts are, including items from his Michigan days.
Another football staff addition
Harbaugh keeps adding to his off-the-field staff. Michigan announced Tuesday that Sean MaGee is the new director of player personnel.
Sean Magee has been named Michigan Football's Director of Player Personnel!
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 21, 2017
MaGee comes from Navy, where he held the same position. He replaces Tony Tuioti, who left after one season to take a coaching position at Fresno State.
Also, it was reported earlier this week that former Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Scott Turner would be joining the Michigan staff as an analyst.
- Michigan’s men’s hoops team plays at Rutgers Wednesday before hosting No. 14 Purdue on Saturday for Senior Day. The Boilermakers maintained their first-place standing in the Big Ten with an OT win at Penn State.
- Indiana’s tough season continues to get tougher. The Hoosiers blew a big early lead and lost at Iowa in overtime Tuesday night.
- Former Michigan football player Brad Bates, who was considered a candidate for the Michigan athletic director’s job before Warde Manuel was hired in 2014, is resigning as Boston College’s AD.