Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
5 years ago today we lost Bo.
So I recently rasterbated an image I found online of a Bo quote and put it on my cube wall.
Shortly thereafter one of my OSU homer coworkers sent me the following link:
This is an excerpt, which I would love someone to fact-check. If its true, thats fine - but being as it has no reference, I'm very skeptical.
The War's aftermath: Schembechler vs. Earle Bruce (1979–87)
Earle Bruce took over for Hayes and led the Buckeyes to a 5–4 record against Schembechler's Wolverines between 1979 and 1987, perhaps the most balanced stretch of the storied rivalry, during which neither team won more than two consecutive games. In 1987, Bruce was fired in the week before the Michigan game due to a poor season record, but was allowed to coach anyway, and the inspired Buckeyes (each wearing a sweatband labeled "Earle") won an upset over the heavily favored Wolverines. After the game, Bo Schembechler told Bruce, "I always mind losing to Ohio State but I didn't mind so much today." After 1987, the series stood at 46–33–5 in favor of UM.
I'm not sure if this topic counts as off topic or not, so I marked it as such.
Anyways, I don't know how many times I have passed Forest Hill Cemetary meaning to take pictures of it. I finally did it tonight. I had a pretty good idea that Bo and Ufer were buried there but I didn't know about Yost. So here are some pics.
And the graves of Bo, Yost and Ufer.
If Bo Schembechler was Bo;
And Gary Moeller was Mo;
Then Lloyd Carr was Lo (I thought people were straining when going there);
Is Brady Hoke going to be called Ho?
Or will the tradtion of making Bo lineage coaches have a nickname that rhymes with Bo die a merciful death?
There has been a lot of talk on here about how Michigan football is supposed to be played. What I seem to hear the most is that Michigan football is "3 yards and a cloud of dust" and a pro style offense, and this is how Bo ran the program so we need a Michigan Man to come back and run it that way. I also hear complaints about how RR should have learned to play how Michigan plays and should have run the program more like Bo, Carr, and Mo. I respectfully disagree.
Before I go to far, a slight background of me. Bo was somewhat before my time. He retired when I was 8 and I only really knew who he was because of some of the stories my parents would tell me about how he would destroy opponents. I have since then, read everyone of his books, and become a huge fan of his as both a coach and a person. I consider my first true Michigan coach to be Carr, and I loved the way he ran his program, and would defend him against his detractors.
So why do I disagree that Bo and Carr's ways were wrong? I don't. They ran the program how they were supposed to run their program, but I disagree that this is what Michigan football is. Our football program has been around for well over a hundred years, and to me it is not defined by only "3 yards and a cloud of dust". It has been defined by men who were innovators, who lead and did not follow (leaders and best). Yost helped mold and shape the game it is today, by believing 100,000 people would want to watch Michigan play among others. We had the Mad Magicians who ran an innovative offense, that left everyone baffled as to who had the ball. We added wings to our helmets to help our quarterback see our recievers, and were the first to utilize the two platoon system.
You may not like RR, but he is an innovator to the game. His new type of offense has been copied by many around the country. He knows how he wants his team run, and his offense so far has shown he knows what he is doing.
Hate him for his losses, but don't tell me that Michigan can't be innovative and change. Michigan has proved over the last century that this is exactly what Michigan football is.
just wandered into the MGoBlogStore to see if any recent shirts had returned, and lo and behold noticed that the Bo headset shirt from a couple years back (see below) had quietly re-emerged. I'm guessing UGP/Brian was finally able to work a deal out with the family. Either way, i wasn't going to miss out on it this time around so i bought one. epic win!