WikiLeaks: New info re coaching change

Submitted by J.Swift on February 6th, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, February 6, 2011.  New WikiLeaks documents surfaced in Cheyenne, Wyoming this morning that shed fresh information on AD Dave Brandon's decision to fire Coach Rich Rodriguez.  To protect the identity of the leaker [editor's note:  retired Wolverine's lyricist Stan Jones], the decisive moment has been redacted in lyrical form].

The AD's office was contacted this morning but refused comment.  Coach Brady 'Hoss' Hoke at the Schembechler Spread was unavailable.  Text of the lyrics follows.


Ghost Buckeyes in the Sky

A new AD went riding out by Stadium and Main
A Process he did Ponder as he thought of old A-Train,
When all at once a mighty herd of Buckeye fiends he saw
A-plowing through Ann Arbor’s sky and up the Big House draw

Yippie yi yaaaaay
Yippie yi Ohhhhh
Ghost Buckeyes in the sky

Their Bribes were still on fire and their cleats were made of Steal
Their Nuts were gray and crimson and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through our sky
For the Wolverines were coming hard and he heard their mournful cry

Victors yi yaaaaay
Victors yi Ohhhhh
Ghost Buckeyes in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their jerseys soaked with sweat
They’re riding hard to catch that herd, but they ain't caught 'em yet
'Cause they might just ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire as they ride on hear their cry

Victors yi Ohhhhh
Victorsy yi yaaaaay
Ghost Buckeyes in the sky

As Wolverines loped by him he heard one call his name
If you want to save your team from Hell a-riding on our range
Then Brandon change your Coach today or with us you will ride
Trying to catch the Tressel’s herd, across Ann Arbor’s skies

Victors yi Ohhhhh
Victors  yi Yaaaaay

Ghost Buckeyes in the sky
Ghost Buckeyes in the sky
Ghost Buckeyes in the sky


Hugh Jass

February 6th, 2011 at 12:48 PM ^

I always appreciate posts which take a risk.  Sometimes they work - sometimes they don't.  But where would we be without the risk takers.  Beats the hell out of another "What is RR doing now?" post.  Nice job.....and keep posting.


February 6th, 2011 at 1:32 PM ^

My only hesitation was the original tune.  MGOBlog has many followers in their salad years whose memories may not go back to the ancient past when the song was first released (1948!).  Johnny Cash and and others have done versions, of course.  What the Hell.  You have to have heard the original to see the joke.