this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
A short psuedo-documentary about the last play of Michigan-Indiana in 1979, including Ufer's call. This is a part of a series on Ufer posted by YouTube user GhostsofMichigan.
"I've never been so happy, in all my cotton-pickin' fifty-nine years"
Anybody else catch the ESPN highlights of the Notre Dame game where the commentator says "Meeeeechigan, honk honk honk!" as a shoutout to Bob Ufer? I can't find the video, since they haven't put up game highlights on their site yet, but I thought it was a fitting tribute.
In the course of commenting on a recent thread about making noise in the stadium, I came across a photo of Kinnick Stadium. I just noticed that there are fairly large letters on the facade of their press box naming it the "Paul W. Brechler Press Box."
I've read that there is some plaque honoring Ufer that was taken down before the demolition of the old press box, and that it will be reinstalled at some point. However, I think Ufer deserves far more than an interior plaque few people will see, and formally naming the press box after Ufer in the same manner that Iowa did for their guy strikes me as the way to go. What say MGoBloggers?
I haven't seen this posted yet. Andy Reid had nice column in the Daily today about hearing Bob Ufer waft across State Street yesterday. If true, then this is a great example of Rich Rod understanding the rivalry and Michigan tradition.
In an annual tradition, the Thursday night before the Ohio State game, a group of Michigan faithful walk through the Ann Arbor cemetery, visiting the graves of Fielding Yost, Bo Schembechler, and Bob Ufer.
We meet at the Burton Clock Tower on Central Campus at 8pm. Some people bring flowers or candles, or nothing at all. Most people come decked out in Maize and Blue.
This is truly a moving experience, and one that I recommend for all who have a chance to attend. It's a solemn reminder of the reason we all love Michigan, and it really gets you in the mindset for the weekend.