Move Over, Andrew Luck: This Is College Football’s Newest Facial Hair Sensation
If you didn't hear, Stanford quarterback/NFL savior-to-be Andrew Luck shaved his beard. It was a much-hyped beard, but it's probably just as well Luck got rid of it when he did - he'd have some serious competition for most buzzworthy college football facial hair. That facial hair belongs to Syracuse defensive end Mikhail Marinovich. Yes, Mikhail is related to the infamous college football father-son duo of Marv and Todd Marinovich (Marv's son, Todd's half-brother). And yes, the publicity for his face-growth is deserved.
Mikhail, you say, is growing a mustache, which would already be relatively rare for someone his age (except for hipster set, we guess). But this is not just any mustache - this is a genuine handlebar mustache. This thing would make Rollie Fingers proud. He could make life a living hell for Dudley Do-Right (or perhaps emulate someone even more villainous). Here's a good look at just what kind of creation Mikhail's face has cultivated, from Big East media day, via Syracuse.com:
And get used to that sight, people: Marinovich said the 'stache isn't going away anytime soon. This is good news. Sure, we may get to a point of diminishing returns with it eventually, but we think there's plenty of growth (in the literal sense) to be achieved here before the 'stache starts getting old. I've said it before in this space - I'm a Rutgers guy. That means I have to hate Syracuse. But I love this. May the Marinovich family football legacy henceforth be rooted not in the sad saga of Todd, but in these glorious hairs.
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