In responding to a post over the weekend, I had occasion to check on some of the Michigan seasons during the 1960s. I had forgotten how close that team came to a National Championship. It went 10-1 including a rout of Oregon State in the Rose Bowl. It's only loss came against a Bob Griese-led Purdue team, 21-20. Michigan had a chance to win, but quarterback Bob Timberlake was stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt. In five of the games, Michigan gave up 7 or less points and it finished the regular season by beating OSU, 10-0, in Columbus. A salute to the 64 Wolverines and a prayer for a return to that level of success soon!
1964 -- Now that was a season!
Cool story bro.
Please have someone post something interesting and meaningful soon. My Monday is boring and I'm still in a major slough of despond about the hideous loss this weekend, and I keep looking at mgoblog and finding only straw.
The post game should be up fairly soon. That'll be a good read, though certainly depressing.
To myself, in My Old Timey Voice.
I heard the voice of the NFL Films guy (or Campbell's Chunky Soup guy) in my head.
If you want to read a great book about the '64 season, and get a feel for what the Bump Elliott program was truly like , read Tom Hemingway's Life Among the Wolverines. It's fantastic.
As for that Purdue loss, I like to think Ole' Bob made it up to us by sending us his only-begotten son...