[UPDATE 7/14 – Friend of blog Craig Ross contacted Loeffler, details here.]

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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:

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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

  • MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

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.

Scot, you can leave town, play for Urban Meyer Wiener, and even try to steal our recruits but… don’t sell your 1997 Championship ring!!

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:

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The auction of Loeffler’s ring ends July 19.  Bidding currently at $1,592.

5 Comments

  1. Scot lost it four or five years ago in a Phoenix hotel while on a layover during a west coast recruiting trip as a Michigan coach. Shortly thereafter Michigan Football staffer Scott Draper ordered him a replacement ring which Scot now has in his possession. He never sold the original, never pawned it or gave it away. How it ended up here is anyone's guess. I know Scot is trying to get the original back, but I doubt he is going to pay a ransom for it, and neither would anyone else if they had already been given a replacement. Any help with getting it back would be appreciated by Scot and his family. He can be contacted through the University of Florida Football office.

  2. Maybe Scott and Urban can get together and pray for the ring to come back! Frauds!!!!

  3. If the story bluchip got from Loeffler is the truth, then one of them should get in touch with Ebay to ask them to return it, as selling stolen items is strictly prohibited there. To not pursue it sullies both the Michigan tradition and the reputation of Ebay as an honest broker. Here's an info link to start with: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/stolen.html

    • Thanks for the suggestion. Scot's sister gave him the same advice and he has contacted EBay. The PHX police are also involved. It is somewhat amazing it has taken this long for the ring to surface. The situation is only sad from the standpoint that so many jumped to question his loyalty to Michigan due to a lost ring. Anyone that knows him thinks this is laughable, nonetheless understandable. Scot defines Michigan Man. GO BLUE!