Hail! to the conquering heroes. A line that is sang at the end of every Michigan Wolverines win and is a part of one of the most prestigious fight songs in the country.
A hero is the perfect adjective for former Doctor Chris Hutchinson. According to Angelique Chenglis of The Detroit News, “Hutchinson worked back-to-back 10-hour shifts as a doctor in the Beaumont Royal Oak emergency room over the weekend and worked another on Tuesday.”
Hutchinson is a former captain of the football team at Michigan and won the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 while earning a nod as an All-American that season as well. His son, Aidan Hutchinson, is currently one of the most promising defensive lineman on the Wolverines roster heading into the 2020 season.
Now, he is battling for something much bigger off the field. He told Chenglis, “You just have to put your head down. This is my job, and this is what we’ve got to do, it just is what it is. When you sign up for emergency medicine, part of our curriculum is disaster management, but who sees this? Nobody. Nobody sees this and hopefully won’t go through this again.”
The story goes much deeper than that, and I won’t be able to do it the justice. For more follow the link in this tweet to read his incredible journey at the peak of the fight with the coronavirus:
"This is my job": As ER doctor, ex-Wolverine Chris Hutchinson on front lines of COVID-19 battle. From @chengelis --https://t.co/Yhh7GXpLKc pic.twitter.com/OnB1S1eZUX— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) March 25, 2020
Please give your thoughts and prayers to the doctors and physicians who continue to work long hours and risk their lives to keep people like you and I safe!
5-star Michigan target Josh Christopher playing “no more games”
Christopher set NCAA recruiting Twitter on fire last night as he posted a series of pictures saying he committed to each of the final four schools on his list.
March 25, 2020
The other three schools that got a photo nearly identical to this are UCLA, Arizona State, and Missouri.
This isn’t the first time Christopher has pulled a fast won on the many people eagerly awaiting his commitment, but it sounds like it will be the last:
Okay next time I make a post about college, it’ll be a commitment. Fr this time trust , no more games— Josh(ua) Christopher (@Jaygup23) March 25, 2020
Christopher is currently a 100% Crystal Ball to Michigan based on 11 predictions on 247sports. He is the Composite No. 10 overall recruit in the 2020 Class from Lakewood, CA.
Michigan Football earns two commits on Wednesday
Meanwhile, things are starting to take shape in the Class of 2021 for Michigan Football after they earned two commitments on Wednesday.
The first came from 4-star OG Greg Crippen from IMG Academy. Crippen will join 4-star OT Giovanni El-Hadi as the first two commits on the offensive line. A strong duo to protect 5-star QB J.J. McCarthy.
Later came the first commit on the defensive side of the ball for the Wolverines in the 2021 recruiting trail as 3-star DE Dominick Giudice chose Michigan just hours after receiving an offer from Harbaugh and his staff. Giudice held offers from 20 schools including nearly every Ivy League school and two Big Ten schools: Rutgers and Wisconsin
- MLB Opening Day was supposed to be today, but Commissioner Rob Manfred gave a rough estimate of a potential May return for baseball in an interview with ESPN.
- Detroit Pistons’ big man Christian Wood has reportedly recovered from the coronavirus. He was one of the first NBA players outside of the Utah Jazz to have contracted the virus leading to the shutdown of the league.
- Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is also reportedly doing well after announcing last week that he had contracted COVID-19; the first member of the NFL to have the virus.
- Former Rams running back Eric Dickerson reached out to fans on Twitter saying that he would speak with the Rams on their behalf after they launched their poorly-received new logo. Here are some suggestion he came up with as a replacement:
.@RamsNFL fans, thanks again for all your passionate responses. The two logos below received the most support. I have noted your feedback for tweaks to each logo. I’ll share these with the Rams and our thoughts on why we love and take pride in our old logo. Proud to be your voice pic.twitter.com/UEF4JEULPn— Eric Dickerson (@EricDickerson) March 25, 2020