"The amount of professionalism that he has ... there's probably not another guy in the country that would have handled it the same way," Durkin said. "He's not only one of the best coaches in the country, he's one of the best people. He absolutely has the respect of everyone -- coaches and players, alike."
"I don’t care if Jim Harbaugh is medically insane (he is), if you run the coach out of town who took your team from absolute embarrassing garbage-pail irrelevance to conference-dominating powerhouse in ZERO YEARS, you are not only stupid, you don’t care about winning."
If I was Myles Brand for a day I would force college teams to go back to mascots at least 50 years old, and then I would require them to spend their time scaring the hell out of kids.Yes, Beezlegoldy, like this.
"Coraline, meet your father."
Also there is this:
Enraged sadomasochistic terminator gopher is coming for you, Ohio State.
Now to things you might find relevant.. the Memorial Stadium site is a treasure-trove of old Brown Jug games. Marvel at:
The 1932 game answers the question "what would happen if everyone on both teams had the ball security skillz of Ryan Mallett?" Answer: every play is a fumble and Michigan wins 3-0.
1936 and 1937 weren't much fun; with the late Kipke Wolverines at their nadir and Minnesota at or around their historical apex, the total score was Minnesota 65, Michigan 6.
1953 (part II) was also ugly, as Michigan lost to a 4-4-1 Minnesota team 22-0.
1961 is where a trend is noticeably forming: Minnesota 23, Michigan 20.
1967. Yes, Minnesota wins 20-15. This is getting a bit sil—
By 1977 Minnesota hasn't won since '67 and won't win again until '86, but their 16-0 win here is commemorated, ending Virtually Every Gopher Victory Since 1937.
It's not the most fair and balanced picture of the rivalry, but if you're not emotionally attached to any of these games it's an interesting overview of the development of football (in an alternate universe where Minnesota always wins).
Mallory Hats--a true pip's only choice for fine men's outerwear. Whether you're dizzy with a dame or just an off the cob wet sock who gets the kibosh from all the broads, Mallory Hats is aces. Yes, when you're lighting up a Charleston and sending the boys on the pitch your sincerest hurrah, make Foot-ball day a Mallory day! Mallory Hats, beginning at 35 cents. Stop by a tailor today!
Your second rate foot-ball team cannot compete against a first class club like ours at Michigan. Your players are not of the finest quality and your coach is most assuredly of questionable moral fiber. Our Michigan boys will travel to your stadium and defeat you soundly. Consequently, the jug shall be retained in Ann Arbor for an additional year of storage. Surely, your shame shall be felt for an additional annum.
"Lyle Wittingham! Did you know I sat but two rows behind you at this afternoon's grid contest?"
"Did you, now? Isn't that lovely. A fine contest it was, eh? Our boys really gave those Michigan men a fine thrashing."
"Quite! It was a fine day for me, and I must say, it seemed quite the thrill for Millie, as well. She had never been to a grid contest before. Did you know?"
"Oh, isn't that lovely. My Sarah won't come, of course. She abhors such things, or so she says. I say her prattling, gossiping bridge circles are no the less violent."
"Oh! Wit sharp as ever, I see. I say, by way of sharp wit, did you see those two students seated nearer the field of play today? They must've been engineering graduates."
"How so? I didn't notice anything."
"Why, they'd rigged a regular automotive shop funnel with a length of rubber tubing, and they were drinking lager from it! It was ingenious! The design allowed them to consume alcohol at a most rapid pace."
"Marvelous what the new generation will come up with, isn't it?"