Goldy will be bobbling as he rows the boat this summer By William Wilcoxen
Gophers are land animals but a certain buck-toothed rodent will soon take to the water in solidarity with the U of M’s new football coach.
The design of a new bobblehead featuring Goldy Gopher rowing a boat was unveiled Friday.
It’s being made by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. They’re expected to be available in July but you can pre-order one now for $40.
What’s with the boat?
In case you missed it, “Row the Boat” is the catchphrase used by P.J. Fleck, who became the new Gopher football coachlast month.
Fleck has explained that the rowing metaphor helped him carry on after his infant son died of a heart condition. He began using it to inspire his team in his previous job at Western Michigan University (they went 13-1 this past season).