The University of Michigan football team has made a Top 25, but not the one that teams dream of making.
Rather, in a tweet from former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg, the Wolverines have made the Top 25 in teams with player arrests in the last five years.
The list was led by the Washington State Cougars, with the SEC representing the most arrests on the list.
Rosenberg’s list was also reported by the Detroit Free Press.
Now, 14 arrests over the last five years only averages out to 2.8 arrests per year, but even that number is too high.
The sign of a great college athletics program is one that can keep its players out of trouble on and off the field and while Michigan is not the worst by any means (that’s right, Washington State, we’re looking at YOU), this report is only going to make Wolverines fans hope even more that Jim Harbaugh turns the program around completely for the better, in both championship contention and having his players be upstanding student athletes.
Moreover, knowing Harbaugh, he’ll see this list and start pushing his players even harder to be better people. Michigan was rocked last season when defensive end Frank Clark was arrested for domestic violence and subsequently dismissed from the team, and some fans are surely hoping that everything this season goes off without a hitch, no ifs, ands or buts.
Michigan starts the turning over of a new leaf on the road against Utah on September 3.
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