Tom Brady has more time on his hands than usual for this time of year. He’s going to kill some of that time leading his alma mater out of the tunnel.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told The Rich Eisen Show the legendary quarterback will serve as his team’s honorary captain when the Wolverines battle Colorado Sept. 17 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Brady’s Michigan tenure might not have been quite as decorated as his Patriots career, but it was still rather impressive. The four-time Super Bowl champion led Michigan to consecutive 10-win campaigns during his two years as the starter in the 1998-99 seasons.Michigan went 20-5 with Brady under center with victories in the Rose Bowl and Citrus Bowl. His stats on the other hand weren’t quite as gaudy. Brady threw for 4,773 career yards, 30 touchdowns and 17 interceptions throughout his career.
Perhaps Brady can provide some inspiration for whoever takes the snaps for the Wolverines next season. Michigan has College Football Playoff potential, but quarterback could be its most prominent question.
Of course, Brady might not have to do too much motivating against Colorado, as the Buffaloes went 4-9 last season and were one of the worst teams in the Pac-12.