Oct. 7, 2010
It's another edition of "Ask Steve." Today, Michigan football captain and fifth-year offensive lineman Stephen Schilling talks about childhood injuries, the hardest classes he's taken at Michigan and the likelihood of teammate Taylor Lewan scoring a touchdown in his college career. Stephen will take your questions over email and Facebook and answer the best ones every Friday on MGoBlue.
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or watch for Steve's Friday post on the Michigan football Facebook fan page and leave a comment.
Liz Smith asks on Facebook: "What's the worst injury you've suffered not related to football?"
Luckily, I haven't had too many serious injuries in my life, either on the football field or off of it. Probably the worst injury I've suffered was when I was 11 or 12 years old and was getting ready for basketball practice. I went outside to take out the garbage and on my way back in I slipped on the wet grass and hit my head directly on a cement step. I cut my head open really bad and had to have 15 stitches. I missed a few days of school too.
Kirt Albrecht emails: "What has been the most difficult course you've taken at Michigan? I graduated from Michigan in 1987 and I was thankful when I passed (just barely) Calc 115 & 116.
I've taken a few pretty tough classes at Michigan. One that I can remember giving me trouble my freshman year was Econ. I took it in the spring term, so it was at an accelerated pace, and was pretty tough. Another class that was pretty tough was a Japanese religion class. I ended up doing well, but it was tough because I wasn't familiar with the subject at all.
Alan French emails: "What do think the odds are that sometime this season if you're on the one yard-line on first or second down that we'll see Taylor Lewan get the ball just to feed his need for attention and the obvious comic relief that it would provide? I for one, am all for it!"
I'd say Taylor will get a chance on the goal line when pigs fly, when hell freezes over or when I beat Shoelace in a footrace -- take your pick. Haha! Usually, we just want to get the ball in the end zone when we get that close. Maybe when Taylor is a senior if there's a blowout game or something -- MAYBE then it could happen -- but otherwise, I'd say the odds are slim to none.
Kevin Strecker asks on Facebook: "Does the team watch a movie on Friday night? Who gets to pick each week?"
The team watches a movie together every Friday night. Before the season starts, the seniors put together a list of movies they'd want to see, and our video director picks one off the list each week.