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|11 hours 45 min ago||Story behind this photo is||
Story behind this photo is interesting-
In 1958, Michigan was slumping through in their longest Big Ten Championship drought in history. Michigan wound up finishing the year 2-6-1 with both of their wins coming by 1-point. The year included a 55-24 loss to Northwestern.
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan finally decided to call it a career after a rough tenure as head coach. It was a great start to his career going 9-0-0 and becoming the first first year head coach to win an AP National Championship, but he won it with Crisler's players.
His recruiting strategy was that players who want to come to Michigan, will come to Michigan because it's Michigan and there's no reason to go anywhere else. He did get some greats like Rom Kramer and Jim Pace, but never put together a whole team by himself that won a Big Ten title.
His decision to retire was made public sometime during that 1958 season. Possibly after that loss to Northwestern.
Michigan went down to play Ohio in their final game of the season. ohio was a heavy favorite and ranked #11. Michigan outplayed them, led them at one point 14-0 but wound up losing the game 20-14.
Despite not winning the game, Michigan players carried their head coach off the field. It was Oosterbaan's final ride after a 34 year career at Michigan as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach.
|12 hours 18 min ago||Head Coaches from||
Head Coaches from 1929-1989.
Harry Kipke, Fritz Crisler, Bennie Oosterbaan, Bump Elliott and Bo (as you mentioned).
They did another photo like this with Bump, Bo, Moe and Lloyd but I can't seem to find it right now. A damn shame that they won't be able to do another one of these kinds of photos without a coach missing.
That photo was on the cover of the program from The Game in 1969.
|13 hours 11 min ago||Yeah, my opinion is||
Yeah, on second thought my opinion is essentially useless on this and a variety of other topics.
I'm rather frightened of the prospects of getting in a metal tube at 30,000 feet in the air to get somewhere.
I hope to make a trip to Pasadena some day. I'd use as many stress balls as possible if it meant flying there to see Michigan play.
|13 hours 19 min ago||I'm not a vacation kind of||
I'm not a vacation kind of guy.
I've been to Pensacola/Navarre and stayed with family. Too hot for me. We usually went in July. I was going on 16 the last time we went so it was kind of.....meh.
I would've loved to have went on spring break my senior year this past spring. Oh well.
I don't really care for leaving the state of Michigan. Everything I need is right here for now. I love the cold weather. Maybe I'll vacation in Alaska some day.
|14 hours 57 min ago||Red still hasn't lost his||
Red still hasn't lost his touch in recruiting.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I've already gotten dates||
I've already gotten dates from Tinder. Three of em. And I'm not that good looking.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Just delete....? JUST BLAZE||
|1 day 22 hours ago||That's the best you got? Come||
That's the best you got? Come on man, I've been dealing with this my entire life.
Come up with something better. I'm sure you can being the witty guy you are.
The last one is the page on me my yearbook class wrote in our yearbooks my senior year because I am crazy.
Here's your ammo. Ready....set....go
|2 days 10 hours ago||I made a thread for the||
I made a thread for the basketball jersey #s last week. The heights and weights were just updated recently.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I was curious since they||
I was curious since they started sponsoring Michigan and I heard good reviews on here.....I'm hooked! I've had 3 in the last 24 hours.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Arrivederci.||
|2 days 18 hours ago||Rememer the 2011 tickets?||
Rememer the 2011 tickets? Whose brilliant idea was it to make the tickets 6 inches in height?
Here's a comparison-
2004, 2012 and 2011
|2 days 22 hours ago||Why didn't Michigan get him||
Why didn't Michigan get him again?
|2 days 23 hours ago||I actually love the shirt.||
I actually love the shirt. Not the climalite you posted. The shirt. You wouldn't see me wearing that at games because games are jerseys or polo events only.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Color me shocked you're||
Color me shocked you're bitching about something from the present-day Michigan athletic department.
By the way, I am an adult according to the law. By two years.
|3 days 13 hours ago||2011 gear due to Nike having||
2011 gear due to Nike having BCS Bowl rights
Yeah, some real outstanding stuff there....
You're in denial about Nike. They put out horrific-looking things with their idiotic little sayings on them. Also: pro combat. I don't think I need to post photos of those infamous disasters.
You can be superstitious about an outfitter. That doesn't change the fact that 2007, Michigan Football's last year in Nike, they still had an awful year.
Basketball went to zero Final Fours, zero Elite Eights, zero Sweet Sixteens and won no B1G Championships with Nike as the outfitter (1995-96 was the first year of the deal). Their final year in Nike, Michigan had their worst season in program history going 10-22.
A Final Four, two Elite Eight appearances, two Sweet Sixteen appearances and two B1G Championships with adidas.
Michigan also won ONE NCAA Tournament game in TWO appearances with Nike (that win doesn't officially count). Let that sink in for a moment.
Football being in the shape they're in is the fault of the administration and coaching regimes. Not the outfitter.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Damn right it worked. I've||
Damn right it worked.
I've had two of these things today. They're AMAZING.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Pretty sure DB is going to||
Pretty sure DB is going to pay attention to the highest bidder. Which is going to be adidas.
|3 days 19 hours ago||(No subject)|
|3 days 19 hours ago||The part where I still see||
The part where I still see people who are way past the Youth stage getting signatures.
Don't care. Still going. Hate on.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Fun fact: the first thing||
Fun fact: the first thing ever to be held at Joe Louis Arena was Michigan vs Detroit in Men's Basketball.
Maybe they can open the new one with that.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Nope. Mods can trace my IP if||
Nope. Mods can trace my IP if they want. I've been Wolverine Devotee since the start.
|4 days 12 hours ago||This thread will be||
This thread will be especially relevant for me next week.
Ann Arbor for my birthday on Friday to visit the Schembechler Hall museum and spend money.
The next day and the two after, I'll be in Windsor for my 19th birthday in a week from right now.
|4 days 17 hours ago||The one I downloaded was||
The one I downloaded was done. I just did OCD updates and jersey numbers for Michigan. PSN: WolverineDevotee
|4 days 17 hours ago||NCAA 15* is already out. The||
NCAA 15* is already out. The rosters are already up on OS.
|4 days 21 hours ago||You can go. Just don't be an||
You can go. Just don't be an eBay whore.
You'll get a few with their holier-than-thou attitude that look down their nose at people who like getting signed memorabilia, but that shouldn't bother you.
|4 days 22 hours ago||It's been Youth Day since||
It's been Youth Day since 2012.
You posted this funny photo last year.
|4 days 23 hours ago||It's been awhile since I've||
It's been awhile since I've been to one but I'm definitely curious.
|4 days 23 hours ago||The real John Stamos started||
The real John Stamos started at QB for Michigan in 1960-1961.
|5 days 46 min ago||We'll care about Battle and||
We'll care about Battle and Thornton then, according to Beilein.