Is Coach Rod the second coming of the great Fielding Yost?
wait. you're saying a white male born in the 1800s was racist? stop the presses man, we've got a story.
burn "witches" at one point in history?
Agreed. The social morrays are much different today than long ago.
The South is still pretty racist.
RR second coming of Fielding Yost?
Not only were they born in the same end of Marion County, WV, you Wolverines may not be aware that Yost PLAYED at WVU in 1895-96 - and, like RR - abandoned WVU in the lurch.
In 1896, WVU played THREE games in three days (Oct. 15-17) against Lafayette, losing 18-0, 6-0, 34-0, after which Yost, applying a bizarre "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," transferred TO Lafayette. A week later, Yost was playing for Lafayette against Penn. Two weeks later, after pressure by Penn officials and the Philadelphia Ledger, Yost was back at WVU.
To add insult to injury, in their only meeting in 1904 at Ann Arbor, Yost coached Michigan to a 130-0 (sic) victory over WVU.
Given that debacle, plus the thefts of Beilein and Rodriguez (not to mention the subsequent wooing of our talented womens soccer coach), to say WVU owes UM is an understatement. Perhaps in my lifetime...
At first I was "AUGH RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE" because it's a resurrected thread.
But then I was "Hey, cool" because this is a good bit of history. Thanks for sharing.
those point-a-minute teams were defensive teams. I can't remember in which video he talks about it. Might be the Michigan Memories DVD.