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This is what appeared in the 1975 University of Michigan Gridiron Guide about incoming freshman Rick Leach:   

RICK LEACH  QB  6-1  180  Flint (Southwestern), MI   
Left-handed quarterback...All-American selection...all-state in basketball, football, baseball...4.7 in 40...led Connie Mack team to national title in 1974...father Richard former catcher on M baseball team and now athletic director for Flint schools...uncle Bob also M baseball letterwinner...LS&A School   
   

Now this is quite interesting considering how talented & heralded Leach was as an incoming freshman. Here was a three sport All-Stater and a High School All-American quarterback (can you say Drew Henson?) and this short little blurb is all that was written about the Guts n Glue.   

I think the sign of the times is best described in the August 3, 1998 issue of Sports Illustrated. In an article titled Golden Boy, Leigh Montville wrote this about the highly touted Drew Henson:  

 There was a time when an athletic phenom from high school  
  arrived quietly, a rumor wrapped in a pile of clippings from a   
 local newspaper and accompanied by a wink from a recruiters   
 eye. That time has passed. The phenom now is a bright light   
 in the electronic sky, tracked relentlessly by forecasters as if   
 he were a hurricane heading toward a coastal town. Where   
 will he land? What will he do?


From the 1976 University of Michigan Gridiron Guide:   

7 RICK LEACH,  QB,  6-1,  180, So.,  Flint...Left-handed quarterback...first freshman in M history to open season at QB... did fine job at difficult position despite inexperience... ran for 490 yards and 5 TDs despite not having been running QB in high school...threw for 647 yards, including school-record 83 yard TD pass to Jim Smith against Purdue...High School All-American...All-State in football, baseball, and basketball at Southwestern H.S. ...played on M baseball team in spring...led Connie Mack team to national title in 1974...father Richard former catcher at M and now athletic director for Flint schools...uncle Bob also M baseball letterwinner...Education School...born 5-4-57.  
  
Passing
Rushing
Year Att Comp Int Yds Tds LP Att Gain Loss Net Avg Tds LP
1975 100 32 12 680 3 83 113 663 83 552 4.9 5 44



From the 1977 Michigan Football Gridiron Guide:  

7 RICK LEACH,  QB,  6-1,  180, Jr.,  Flint ...Consensus All-Big Ten, first frosh at M ever to start season at QB...after two seasons ranks 9th among M total offense leaders with 2843 yards, should become all-time leader during 77 season...averaged record 7.4 yards per play (pass & rush) as soph...led Big Ten passers in percentage (.559), yards per pass (11.4) and TD passes (10), has school record 83-yard TD pass...led baseball team in hitting as frosh (.345) and soph (.316), co-MVP...father Dick former M baseball catcher, now athletic director for Flint schools...Education School...born 5-4-57.   
  
Passing
Rushing
Year PA PC Yds Pct PI TD LP Att Yds. Avg TD LP
1975 100 32 680 .320 12 3 83 113 552 4.9 5 44
1976 105 50 973 .476 8 13 64 114 638 6.0 10 48
Total 205 82 1653 .400 20 16 83 227 1190 5.2 15 48



From the 1978 Michigan Football Gridiron Guide:  

RICK LEACH,  QB,  6-1,  192, Sr.,  Flint, Mi. ...All-Big Ten for two seasons, second team All-American in 77, received votes in Heisman Trophy balloting for two years, voted Big Tens Player of the Week twice last season...Ms all-time leader in passing yards (3001), TD passes (31), TOTAL OFFENSE (4566), TDs running (22) and TDs accounted for (53)...passed for 239 yards and 2 TDs in 78 Rose Bowl...his 7.92 yards per pass is second best career mark at M...has averaged 6.33 yards per play, also second best in school history...his 83-yard TD pass is Michigan record...three-year starter as Michigan compiled a 28-3-2 regular season record...Schembechler says hes a quarterback without a weakness...the best all-around quarterback in college football...named Big Tens Athlete of the Week last spring for his baseball hitting...also All-Big Ten in baseball, leading Wolverines in hitting for three straight seasons...Big Ten batting champ in 1978...three-sport all stater at Flint Southwestern High...father, Dick, former M catcher, uncle, Bob, also former M baseball player...Education School...born 5-4-57.   
  
Total Offense
Year TP Yds. Avg. Tds
1975 223 1232 5.52 8
1976 219 1611 7.36 23
1977 289 1732 5.96 22
Total 731 4566 6.25 53
 
Passing
Rushing
Year PA PC PI Pct. Yds. TD TC Yds. Avg. TD LP
1975 100 32 12 .320 680 3 113 552 4.9 5 44
1976 105 50 8 .476 973 13 114 638 6.0 10 48
1977 174 90 9 .517 1348 15 115 375 3.3 7 21
Total 379 172 29 .454 3001 31 342 1565 4.6 22 48