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Michigan football history
Not really trying to create a discussion, more about posting an excellent video collecting "recent era" Michigan Running Backs.
But I will state, that as much as I respect Mike Hart's dedication and durability, he's not the best Michigan Running back.
Certainly Wolverin Historian could have influenced things by his selection, but I never heard the announcer say, "it's going to be a foot race" during any of Hart's runs.
Not only did I hear that for Wheatley and Thomas, but frequently the foot race was won by the running back and not the defensive back.
even Leroy Hoard had break away speed that Hart never possessed.
Hart got the yards, that is clear. But I'd love to see the analysis of average per carry, versus the key rivalries/top competition between Hart and the other key Michigan Running backs.
And I can't forgive him the two fumballs against Florida. Those were pure ego.
What UM player
1. was born in Wyomissing and had a record-tying performance in the Rose Bowl?
2. finished his high school career with the school's records for rushing yards and scoring and now, to this point, has scored 9 NFL TDs?
3. was a walk-on, served as the team's pooch punter, and lettered in golf in HS?
4. Was on the same team in HS as a point guard for the Chicago Bulls and made the final, deciding play in a Super Bowl win?
5. started out playing LB in HS and was taken in the MLB draft prior to his Sr Year?
6. beat the Patriots in a SB and played TB for a HS named after a popular children’s aspirin?
PS IF YOU ARE READING THIS FOR THE FIST TIME, YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP OVER THE ANSWERS AND GO RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE THREAD TO SEE THE ANSWERS OTHERS GAVE AND TO TRY TO GUESS THEM YOURSELF.
The Ann Arbor Observer article from a few weeks ago (print edition) about Belford Lawson, the only African-American on the varsity football team under Fielding Yost, is finally available on the web.
I started a thread about the original print article a few weeks ago, but that is buried by now so I have started this new one.