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Posted on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 : 7:28 a.m.

Tom Brady remains grateful to Michigan's Greg Harden

By Staff

Greg Harden, the director of athletic counseling at Michigan, gets to know the athletes at the university on a personal level.

Years later, ex-Michigan players such as Tom Brady and Desmond Howard are thankful they had somebody like Harden to talk to while they were students. Eric Adelson details Harden's influence on Brady and others in an article today on Yahoo Sports.



Wed, Jan 12, 2011 : 2:07 p.m.

Joe & 1st Down, Thanks and yes, I re-read it carefully this time despite taking a light poke at RR and it is a pretty common and destructive trait of RR to exclude anyone related to UM save for Fred Jackson whom RR would have perished after his 1st season if RR didn't ask FJ to rejoin. Yes, Harden was marginalized by RR. "Funny how athletic director Dave Brandon scoured the nation for a leader of men, when in fact the best example might be down the hall. Hoke would do well to introduce his recruits to a Michigan Man who gave up on Michigan. Those players will sit down with someone who will bludgeon their bravado without curtailing their confidence. Greg Harden wont go with the old Bo bromide: Those Who Stay Will Be Champions. But he will teach an even more powerful lesson that he took so long to learn himself" Those who are champions will stay.

1st Down

Wed, Jan 12, 2011 : 10:31 a.m.

This is a great article. D21, your answer to that is towards the end of that article. Every Michigan football fan should read it...very well written.


Wed, Jan 12, 2011 : 10:25 a.m.

D21 - reading the words "After Lloyd Carr left the Big House sideline, Harden was marginalized." tells me that RR didn't utilize Mr. Harden's talents. Seems like another example of RR's arrogance and total lack of wanting to understand what UM is all about. Anyway, RR is thankfully, and rightfully gone, so let's hope Coach Hoke remembers Mr. Harden and unmarginalizes (I thik I just made up a new word) him for the sake of the athletes.


Wed, Jan 12, 2011 : 8:37 a.m.

Wonder if RR did seek Harden's help during his tenure. Great job Greg, and thank you for helping those people out. Maybe you can help Theo212, Tater, LS and the rest of em out, too. :)