Ossification

Submitted by econ on July 2nd, 2008 at 10:31 AM

For those non-Michigan graduates:

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n.
  1. The natural process of bone formation.
    1. The hardening or calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
    2. A mass or deposit of such material.
    3. The process of becoming set in a rigidly conventional pattern, as of behavior, habits, or beliefs.
    4. Rigid, unimaginative convention.
    1. The process of becoming set in a rigidly conventional pattern, as of behavior, habits, or beliefs.
    2. Rigid, unimaginative convention.

Is there a more appropriate word for the last years of the Lloyd Carr regime? I believe it applies to all coaches generally and football coaches in particular.

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