Down. Set. Hut. Milk!!!

August 7, 2015 02:32 PM

When a young football fan asked the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines what it takes to be a quarterback, the answer will surprise you.

Yesterday at the University of Michigan's football press conference first-grader Brady Carpenter grabbed the microphone to ask head coach Jim Harbaugh a question.

"How much milk do I have to drink to be big enough to play quarterback?" Carpenter implored. 

Before even answering Harbaugh hugged Carpenter.

“That’s a great question, and I love that you’re thinking about that,” Harbaugh said. 

Then Harbaugh told Carpenter to "drink as much milk as your little belly can hold."

Harbaugh went on to say that chocolate or 2 percent milk would be great to drink, but the "ideal is whole milk."

Checkout the whole video of the whole milk plug below:

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Barbara Troester
Mifflinburg, PA
8/11/2015 08:19 AM

  Cheers to that first grader for that big question. At a time when milk prices to the dairy farmer are far below the cost of production for reasons that are hard to understand, we need more people like Jim Harbaugh supporting our product. They have taken the whole milk out of the school lunch program which is absurd and the way I understand there is a lot of milk being thrown away cause the kids do not like it. They state that consumption of milk is down. Well, if the school children are not given the good stuff (whole milk), the younger generation will drink something else. Common sense is missing in a lot of things now a days, including the dairy industry and the school programs. We sure hope this article and video reaches many consumers and they take heed to what is being said. You don't need to be an athlete, but the children do need that whole milk in their diet for strong bones and a healthy start in their growing years. The dairy industry needs more of this true and positive advertisement.

Daryl Baade
Elkader, IA
8/11/2015 04:08 PM

  Most non dairy people think the "whole milk" Coach is talking about , is in fact, "whole milk",but, it is not, it is , what was told to me at a "Swiss Valley Farms" young cooperative meeting, 3%. Whole milk is like what we have in our tank. Cream separates to the top of the milk. About 2 inches thick. Good for your "Belly" ! Good job Coach Harbaugh !


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