Desmond Howard http://michiganradio.org en Desmond Howard's career at Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/desmond-howards-career-michigan <p>Desmond Howard stands about 5-foot-8 &ndash; I don&rsquo;t care what the program said.&nbsp; When Bo Schembechler moved the Cleveland native from tailback to receiver, it virtually eliminated any chance Howard had to win the Heisman Trophy.</p><p>In its first 55 years, only <em>one</em> receiver had ever taken it home.</p><p>But then, just playing at Michigan practically knocked Howard out of the running in the first place.&nbsp; Only one Wolverine, Tom Harmon, had ever won the award &ndash; and that was back in 1940.</p><p>Schembechler never promoted any player for any award &ndash; Heisman or otherwise.&nbsp; Because, as he often said, &ldquo;Nothing comes before The Team, The Team, The Team.&rdquo;&nbsp; When Bo stepped down in 1990, Gary Moeller took over, and followed the exact same policy. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:12:12 +0000 John U. Bacon 3329 at http://michiganradio.org Desmond Howard's career at Michigan