Vintage Ufer broadcast of '64 UM-OSU game on WTKA right now

Vintage Ufer broadcast of '64 UM-OSU game on WTKA right now

Submitted by Don on November 15th, 2014 at 10:33 AM

For those within listening distance of WTKA, they're playing right now the 1964 Michigan-Ohio State game called by Bob Ufer. It's a more subdued, less over-the-top Bob Ufer than the version most of us are used to from the Schembechler era. The game was in Columbus, and we beat the Bucks 10-0.

The 1964 squad was by far Bump Elliott's best team, and was within an extra point against Bob Griese-led Purdue of finishing undefeated and very possibly #1 in the country. After the OSU game, we pounded the snot out of Oregon St. in the Rose Bowl, 34-7.

M offers 2017 (FL) CB Shaun Wade

M offers 2017 (FL) CB Shaun Wade

Submitted by Wee-Bey Brice on November 14th, 2014 at 10:51 PM

A while back I wrote about one of my players, Shaun Wade, who had just received an offer from OSU and some ACC teams, asking for help getting M's attention. He texted today to let me know that Roy Manning reached out to him and offered.

'16 CB Shaun Wade receives offers from Michigan #Wolverines, Indiana #Hoosiers. (

— Adam Krohn (@AKRivals) November 14, 2014

For those who don't remember, he's also Top 100 for basketball in 2017

He knows that Brady Hoke is basically a dead man walking and said that he still wants to visit the campus. We will see how it goes over the course of the next couple of months, will be interesting to see if Manning stays regardless. Go Blue! NOTE: Rivals guy tweeted incorrectly, he's 2017.

Coaching salaries and what it might take

Coaching salaries and what it might take

Submitted by caup on November 14th, 2014 at 5:47 PM

The top 10 salaries in american football for 2014 are:


Sean Payton - $8.0M

Bill Belichick - $7.5M

Andy Reid - $7.5M

Pete Carroll - $7.0M

John Harbaugh - $7.0M

Jeff Fisher - $7.0M

Nick Saban - $6.9M (or higher)

Tom Coughlin - $6.8M

Mike Tomlin - $6.0M

Mike McCarthy- $6.0M

(next highest is $5.25M)

Speaking hypothetically of course, would Michigan be bold enough to offer a slam dunk candidate a 15-year contract with a starting salary of $7.0M that escalates at a 5% rate?  Who the hell would be able to counter such an offer?  The NFL never hands out long terms like that.  Too much uncertainty and parity. 

College football is different, where long-term success is more attainable and assured.

Of course, I can only think of one guy who would be worth such an offer. 






Mallett vs Hoyer in NFL action on Sunday

Mallett vs Hoyer in NFL action on Sunday

Submitted by aaamichfan on November 14th, 2014 at 12:04 PM

So the Browns are playing at the Texans on Sunday, and it will be a classic Michigan - Michigan State  matchup when Ryan Mallett gets his first NFL start for the Texans against Brian Hoyer for the Browns(who has looked pretty good lately). I personally am excited to see what Mallett can do in this matchup, as he has one of the strongest arms I've personally ever seen. I understand many fans didn't want to see him leave Michigan, but him and his father obviously made a wise decision by choosing to transfer to Arkansas.

Given that we have a second bye week and that this season is basically a wash, is anyone using this game to get a little Michigan-MSU rivalry fix?

Hackett: Hoke will be evaluated at the end of the season

Hackett: Hoke will be evaluated at the end of the season

Submitted by ckersh74 on November 13th, 2014 at 11:22 PM…

Nothing shocking in the headline, or the article for that matter.

However, the quote at the end appears to tip Hackett's hand:

Brady's a man of extreme integrity. … And he knows more than any of us that we're not performing at the level we should as a Michigan program.

My personal, amateur reading of things: Hoke's cooked, and he knows it.