[UPDATE 7/14 – Friend of blog Craig Ross contacted Loeffler, details here.]
Wow, a ‘97 Michigan championship ring, after an earlier auction of a ‘97 band fell through, is up on eBay. And the seller claims the original owner of this ring was former Michigan assistant coach Scot Loeffler. I believe he was a grad assistant on the ‘97 squad and squeaked into the team photo:
It’s Scot with one ‘t’, eBay and Bentley!
Per the auction description:
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A MICHIGAN WOLVERINES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYERS RING
1997 ROSE BOWL RING
ENGRAVED INSIDE SCOTT LOEFFLER
Loeffler went on to be quarterback coach for Coach Carr, then over to the Detroit Lions when Rodriguez came in, and is currently on Urban Meyer’s staff in Gainesville.
My only question about this (beyond getting Loeffler to comment and I emailed him). The ring is truly engraved “SCOTT” with two “t’s”. If so, just maybe the ring was misengraved and he was issued a corrected ring – and somehow this one ended up in the hands of a dealer. Doubt it, because this seems easily corrected: