If I were a betting man, I would never bet against a Glasgow brother being successful. These guys just seem to have a little more passion, desire and just plain work ethic than your standard American male.
Both of their parents are successful people. But, often times when growing up in a home with parents that have done well, the kids don’t turn out so well. We’ve all seen that dozens of times in our lives with spoiled, somewhat wealthy kids and how they turn out. It’s kind of like the preacher kids that we may have known over the years and the kids being the wildest ones you knew.
The Glasgows must also be successful parents as well, or maybe there’s just something in the genes of the children they produced.
The Glasgow story is well known by Michigan fans, but the rest of the country needs to know about these guys and what people are capable of if they have the heart and the determination to do things. I am not just talking about football, it’s the old ‘you can be anything you want to be’ speech that your parents may have given you as a child.
It’s really true, you know, but the key word is ‘want’. You must really want it.
The Glasgow brothers must have really wanted it.
Graham Glasgow is the oldest brother. He was recruited by some smaller schools and I believe that maybe a few bigger schools showed a little interest. But, like many people, Graham Glasgow no doubt wanted to prove he could play with the big boys.
So, instead of taking a scholarship at a MAC school, or any number of other smaller schools, Graham decided to walk on at Michigan.
Even though he was a Walk-on, Glasgow redshirted as a freshman in 2011. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he got to play in a few games as a back up Offensive Guard.
In 2013, Glasgow started every game for the Michigan Wolverines with some starts at Guard, but
mostly at Center.
He was named Academic All Big 10, which he repeated every season he started from 2013 through 2015.
Glasgow became a fixture at Center and a three year starter. He was a team leader and an important piece in Michigan’s resurgence this past season.
The former Walk-on was selected in the 3rd round of the latest NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions where he has a slight chance of starting as a rookie. Again, I would not bet against a Glasgow.
Graham Glasgow is not perfect. He was arrested and charged with a DUI in 2014, and then placed on probation. He violated the probation and was given a longer period of probation. Hopefully he has his act together by now.
Younger brother Ryan was also an Offensive Lineman and he decided to follow his brother to Michigan since they are really close.
It’s not often that an Offensive Lineman finds success on the Defensive Line, but Ryan Glasgow is a rare breed. Remember that betting comment? Don’t bet against Ryan Glasgow, either.
Ryan moved from the Offensive Line over to the Defensive Line. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2012 and then played as a reserve in 2013.
In the 2014 season, Ryan Glasgow became a starter at Defensive Tackle. He’s not much of a pass
rusher, but one thing he does do very well is stop the run. He is just almost immovable in the Defensive front.
Glasgow plays more of a Nose Guard position and he was injured against Rutgers and missed the last 4 games of the season.
The following game, Indiana and Jordan Howard ran all over the Wolverines. Sure, Michigan won the game, but it was not pretty and they had to stop Indiana on the goal line to win it.
They did fine against Penn State, but then the Ohio State Buckeyes just murdered them. Glasgow was certainly missed.
The Wolverines roughed up Florida in the Citrus Bowl, 41-7.
Ryan Glasgow is back for his 5th year of eligibility and he will be hungry and ready to go. The Wolverines return most everyone else up front and they add the top recruit in the country, Rashan Gary will be added to this year’s line.Gary
Jabrill Peppers moves to an Outside Linebacker position and he is one of the best players in the country. Peppers
The Wolverines may be tough to beat in 2016.
The Glasgows aren’t through with Michigan football yet. Still another brother, Jordan, was a freshman last season for the Wolverines. Jordan is much smaller than his older brothers at 6-1, 200 and he played Quarterback in high school.
The Wolverine coaches moved Glasgow to Safety where he will fight for playing time in 2016 and beyond.
Again, the odds are greatly against him as a Walk-on. But, betting against Glasgows has proven fruitless in other seasons and other Glasgows.