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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin explains what he likes about Michigan football program

Tomlin shows love to The Big House and Michigan football

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin respects the rich history of the University of Michigan program. And this weekend he drafted two Wolverines, linebacker Devin Bush and tight end Zach Gentry.

In a conversation with Michigan alum Rich Eisen, Tomlin described what attracts him to Michigan.

“You just get that feeling as you walk into Schembechler Hall. You’re in a college football setting. Then you see The Big House in the back. It just lets you know you’re kind of in the right place,” Tomlin said.

Tomlin went on to describe why Pittsburgh targets Michigan players.

“Certain kids are attracted to programs like Michigan, who have a history, a tradition, and a legacy that’s really centered around core values and football,” Tomlin said. “Oftentimes, a guy like Gentry from New Mexico makes a conscious decision to go to Michigan, and that’s attractive. I think the things that attract those young men to a place like Michigan also attract us to them.”

It never hurts to have a Super Bowl winning coach give your program some props.