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!
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."