As if he were Ron Burgundy and his news team, Jim Harbaugh has been steadily assembling his cadre of assistant coaches since taking the head coaching job. One of the later pieces to fall into place was former Michigan RB and new coach Tyrone Wheatley. Could there be a more perfect last name for a Michigan themed bread blog? I could barley contain my excitement about the hire (that is the only terrible bread pun in this post I promise). Wheatley averaged an astounding 6.1 yards per carry in his four years at Michigan, including 7.3 in the 1992 season when he was selected as the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year.
Wheatley capped that incredible season with an even more impressive Rose Bowl agains the University of Washington. On just 15 carries he scored 3 touchdowns and racked up 235 yards (including an 88 yd. TD run). He was drafted to the NFL in the 1st round and after a 9 year career with the Giants and Raiders he took up coaching. For the last two years Wheatley was a RB coach for the Buffalo Bills. It is expected that Wheatley will bring his trademark bag of hard red winter wheat to make sure there is always fresh flour on hand for recruiting visits.