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national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Hail To The Victors!
Thanks for posting....I was trying to explain the Bo influence on this game to my wife last night...now I just have to send her this link.
"Grind the meat & rattle their molars"
Could that be any more descriptive of the offense Michigan ran under Bo?
Boo!... could that be any more descriptive of your avatar change... Boo!
No worries....the old one will be back soon.
And why, pray tell, do YOU have an avatar of one of my most PAINFUL Michigan memories ever?
There's much talk of Bo this week, and all the Harbaughs speak glowingly of his influence. Bo never won a national championship, but between our '97 title (with Bo men on the staff) and this his coaching ability is getting some nice post-career validation. That Bo's emphasis on physical, molar-rattling football has become a key tenet of a team playing for the Super Bowl is surprising, and wonderful.
Servant. Pastor. Husband. Michigan fan in Duluth.
Fantastic. Nice to see the national recognition for Bo's influence on the Harbaughs.
If you don't ride a camel, you ain't shi'ite.
About time somebody showed that guy some love.
Whatcha gonna do, little brother?
this should be a new MGOShirt or next season
It needs to be on a shirt regardless of who designs it.
errboddy be lovin on Bo
the supreme head butt
They just played that clip randomly on the Fan radio station in Dallas. I thought it was awesome
"I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start."
Bo is the greatest coach to never win a national championship. His record in the 1970s was unbelievably good. He seemed to have at least one heartbreak game a year. It's a shame he never won a NC. The man also has a hell of a coaching tree.
I am sad that I never had the chance to meet him. He was Michigan to me when I was growing up in the 80s.
"[The University of Michigan] was, in short, the testing ground for all my prejudices, my beliefs and my ignorance, and it helped to lay out the boundaries of my life."--Arthur Miller
Considering the tarnished legacy of some coaches that did win MNCs in the 70s and 80s, I consider him better than many of those who did.
Would have loved to see a playoff back then. I am convinced the 80 team that demolished Washington in the Rose Bowl could have beaten anyone. They lost a couple early games against very good opponents. The 85 team, 88 team and 92 teams all could have made serious runs in a playoff too.
In addition to the cheaing issue raised, Bo used to have very tough schedules. Michigan used to refuse to play MAC teams and would pretty much only have teams from top conferences (and ND at times) during their nonconference slate. I used to be so bitter about those Miami teams (they were an independent back then) that would play a couple decent teams and then a bunch of crap teams. Yes, Miami was damn good back, but they did not fact the types of schedules that Bo did.
in the way both teams play defense. In addition to "Grind the meat & rattle their molars", Bo's success was due to a hard-nosed and tough defense. Some of our teams post-Bo did not play up to that standard. Under Hoke and Mattison, I see a welcome return to those days.
"You owe it to every man, woman, and child in the State of Michigan to beat the Buckeyes and silence their fans! Now go out there and make it happen!"
- Bo Schembechler (Result: U-M 22 OSU 0)
Great reminder that even with all the advances and new styles, the game remains essentialy the same as it always has been. Run the ball, play good defense, good things happen.
As a supplement to this, here's an article I remembered from late in 2011 from The Post Game, and although it is mainly about Jack Harbaugh and his family, it makes extensive mention of the influence of Bo as well - (LINK)
I particularly liked this quote from John, when he talked about growing up watching Schembechler coach:
"You can't have a better childhood," John Harbaugh said when he landed his first NFL head coaching job with the Ravens. "When you grow up in that environment, part of your life values and the things you learn are three important things.No. 1 is the team. The second important thing is the team. The third most important thing was the team. That's what it's all about."
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
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some German Butcher.
I'll say this for both team playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, They do not want for toughness.
I wonder where that comes from /s
Gotta love that Michigan hate.
If I say a duck can pull a truck, shut up and hook the sucka up!
When Jim Harbaugh got his first head coaching job, he made sure he called his coach at Michigan, the late Bo Schembechler. The first thing Schembechler said to his former player was a question about personnel.
"We have always believed in that, a tight end and a fullback," Harbaugh said. "When I got my first coaching job at the University of San Diego, I called my coach Bo Schembechler and told him that I was the coach at the University of San Diego. Before he said congratulations, he said, 'Jimmy, tell me you are going to have a tight end that puts his hand in that ground on every snap. Tell me that you are going to have a fullback that lines directly behind the quarterback, and a halfback in the I-formation.'
"'Yes, coach, we will have that.' 'Good, congratulations on getting your job.'"
At it's finest. I can't wait to see a massive fullback--who likes running people over--don the winged helmet.
regrets. I cannot recall him ever complaining or lamenting publicly that he never won a national championship. People who put their best into all they do, and do it honestly are content with whatever the outcome is. For more than 2 decades as our coach- and until his passing- I believe Bo enjoyed well-earned contentment.
Can't wait for the return of more MEAT GRINDING & MOLAR RATTLIN'.
" Listen... do you smell that? "
- Dr. Ray Stantz / Ghostbusters