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HAIL TO THE VICTORS 2018 Comment Count

Brian June 6th, 2018 at 1:06 PM

HAIL TO THE VICTORS is 128 pages of Michigan football content, jam-packed with information, erudition, salt, photographs, small circular avatars indicating how you should feel about upcoming opponents, rosters that guess wildly at appropriate weights, history, more photographs, diagrams, side boxes, and a ham sandwich*.

*[ham sandwich not included unless you put a ham sandwich in yours]

THE TEAM THE TEAM THE TEAM

The Team The Team The Team

Brian Cook of this here site previews every position group, provides an overall outlook, and does not assert that Shea Patterson had lost his job to a JUCO transfer at Ole Miss.

THE ENEMY THE ENEMY THE ENEMY

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A comprehensive survey of the toughest schedule in college football by Ace Anbender, with contributions from Seth Fisher (MSU, Maryland, Wisconsin), Bryan MacKenzie (Notre Dame), Ben Jones, sports editor of StateCollege.com (Penn State), and Kyle Jones, X's & O's writer for Eleven Warriors (Ohio State).

TWISTED BLUE STEEL

Twisted Blue Steel (1)

Named for Bo's own description of the stuff he's made from, this is the section where we examine Michigan's material.

THE TOUGH DECISION. Adam Schnepp shares the story of Karan Higdon through interviews with the senior running back and the people who know him.

GETTING IT. Orion Sang interviews walk-on receiver Nate Schoenle on his path to playing time amidst two star-studded classes.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Ancient bloggerati Michael Elkon of Braves & Birds and SBNation examines the link between recruiting success and competing for championships, and finds examples of other programs who've had to survive a blip or two.

TECHNICAL DOSSIER

Technical Dossier

Football stuff, explained.

AUDITION BY IMPROV. Ian Boyd of InsideTexas.com and SBNation compares the attributes of Shea Patterson and Brandon Peters against the kinds of schemes Harbaugh and Hamilton want to run and the talent available to them.

RUN-PASS OPTIONS. Seth Fisher introduces the history and use of packaged run-pass plays, and how Michigan's offense could adapt them this year.

TALES OF OLD BLUE

Tales from Old Blue

Michigan's history, explored annually.

RECRUITING JIM HARBAUGH. Only John U. Bacon could tell the story of the biggest recruiting job in Wolverines history, and also one of the easiest.

THE SECOND WAR. The brief but explosive resumption of hostilities between Michigan and Notre Dame against the backdrop of World War II, as told through newsclippings, photos, and interviews only historical author and Toronto Sun NFL writer John Kryk could assemble.

LIFTING THE BANNER. Michigan historian Dr. Sap tracked down every iteration of the M Club's GO BLUE! banner, from Marge Renfrew's hastily sewn flag, to the infamous Syracuse thieves and a faded swimming pool adornment that's "too orange" no longer.

THE DAWN OF SCIENTIFIC FOOTBALL. As amateur naturalists give way to lab coats, the new premier institution of American scientific research cries out for a professional football coach. What they get is anything but. By Craig Ross.

THE SHIRT

In commemoration of Coach Washington's metaphorical assessment, the 2018 shirt is piranha-themed.

 

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animal fact: piranhas attack in 4-2-5 formation

Shirt purchasers will also have a selection of popular shirts from the store to pick from if the Kickstarter-exclusive shirt does not appeal.

NOTES AND ERRATA

Surveys don't go out until right before we ship because people move.

Signed copies do come later than unsigned ones because we ship unsigned ones direct from the printer. If you'd rather have an unsigned one for that reason or because the idea of getting something signed by a blogger is appalling, you'll have that option.

HOW DO I AVAIL MYSELF OF THIS INCREDIBLE BOUNTY

Click this link. Or this link. Or this link. Or this link. Not this one though. This one works!

Comments

JBDaddy

June 6th, 2018 at 3:15 PM ^

You can tell here that I did not actually attend Michigan, as sadly, I do not read latin.  Could not read the previews below headlines.  I do suspect they all mean the same thing though.

 

bronxblue

June 6th, 2018 at 3:49 PM ^

I look forward to this every year.  Any chance we'll get a basketball+football one as well in the future?  Coming off last year's success, there might be some content there.

Naked Bootlegger

June 6th, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^

 $6 shipping to Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean = BARGAIN!   I'm sure the Svalbard and Jan Mayen UM Alum club members will be pleased by that rate.   Hell, it probably costs $6 to ship a can of Campbell's Soup to those locations.

ruthmahner

June 7th, 2018 at 6:04 PM ^

I've been anxiously awaiting this event for far too long.  The best part of off-season!  Now I can relax and wait for my summer reading material.  Thanks for taking my money!  I love everything you guys do (except for that one horribad blog site).