Former Michigan quarterback and current NFL superstar Tom Brady found time to talk about the Wolverines prior to the Super Bowl.
Brady, who keeps tabs on his alma mater, is encouraged by the direction Jim Harbaugh has taken with the program, but, like many Michigan fans, the Patriots quarterback is looking for more.
Per MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke:
“I’m rooting hard for them, and Coach Harbaugh has done a good job kind of revitalizing them and the program and getting some great players in there,” Brady said at the Patriots’ team hotel on the west side of the city this week. “It was tough to see them lose to the Buckeyes again this year, though. They haven’t gotten over the hump. But they’re going to need to at some point, because until you beat those guys, you can’t win the Big Ten.”
Michigan has yet to beat Ohio State since Harbaugh took over (0-2) and has lost 12 of the past 13 meetings against the Buckeyes.
Brady played for the Wolverines from 1996-1999, where he racked up 4,773 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and a 134.9 passer efficiency rating. He takes on Matt Ryan and the Falcons this Sunday for a chance to win his fifth Super Bowl with New England.