Sunday, May 27, 2012

Michigan seniors get leadership training from Navy SEALs.

photo: Detroit Free Press
Twenty-two seniors on the Michigan football team spent the week in Pasadena, Ca., where they took part in "leadership training exercises" with members of the US Navy SEALs. Translation: the SEALs put the Wolverine seniors through the wringer worse than Michigan State has the past four seasons combined. 

This little excursion by Michigan to the West Coast was set up by Wolverine head football coach Brady Hoke, who has ties to the SEALs through his time at San Diego State. The team also helped with a clinic for local children.

"This is part of the growth and development of my players as young men," Hoke told the Sun. "When they go through the game of football, there are life lessons that are taught -- them being accountable and having great commitment to each other. One of those commitments is to also come out and give of themselves and teach a great game of football to young kids."
Now if some of the toughness the SEALs instilled this week into the Michigan seniors manages to stick, they might be able to beat the Spartans this year.

(via The Detroit Free Press)

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