Are you old enough to remember when Michigan FOOTBALL was good?/Michigan Memories

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 27th, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Of course you are. :-) But I got such surprising, interesting, overwhelming response on the basketball thread, I was curious what your memories of Football were during you student years, or first memories (ALL your memories might overlap a little too much).

I was in that 89-93 class. 4 straight Big Ten titles (and really 5 overall), Bo's last year, first Heisman in an era, Desmond getting tackled by State, then making THE CATCH, our PREVIOUS undefeated year as a senior (uhm...won't mention the ties) and a Rose Bowl win. Never lost to OSU.

And can remember my mom as a kid getting upset over the Michigan games...

How about you?



January 28th, 2010 at 2:34 AM ^


Manningham's catch, (and the one at MSU), steamrolling through the 2006 season with a minor slip-up at the end, and the ushering in of the Rich Rod era with the comeback over the Badgers. I hope said era pays dividends.

But I never saw a single, solitary Big Ten title, nor did I ever see a win over OSU, and that will haunt me for the rest of my days.

Probably the worst era in Michigan sports history.


January 28th, 2010 at 8:50 AM ^

My first and last visits to Michigan Stadium. First trip in 1975. I was 8 years old and we played Missouri. We were rated 10 or 12 and Mizzou was like 5th in the country. My dad took my Cub scout troop... without tickets! We paid the admission and sat in the aisle! On the steps. We beat em pretty convincingly also. Finished the year 8-2-2.
Last game was in 1988. We played Illinois and won he game. We finished 9-2-1. But what I remember was meeting coach Schembechler before the game and getting to shake his hand. Met coach Hanlon as well. I live in South Carolina now and haven't been to a game since.


January 28th, 2010 at 10:09 AM ^

I would love the say the Championship season but I can't remember being as excited as I was that whole season when we went in undefeated against OSU's undefeated team. I still think we should have won that game if it wasn't for the crap call for the hit on Troy Smith. It was right after Bo die and emotions were on high. Even with the lose I think that was an amazing season full of emotions. We got to see the greatest RB and QB in Michigan history, record wise, in their prime. Great year that I will never forget, the rise before the fall I guess...


January 29th, 2010 at 6:16 PM ^

Student 2000-2004 with no prior allegiance to Michigan athletics. No major bowl wins (so damn close against Texas). Beat OSU freshman year and have only done it again once in the nine seasons since (though 35-21 my senior year was about as good as football memories get). Lots of great memories/wins (ND 2006, MSU 2004, PSU 2005, UF 2008). Lots of money spent on tickets only to be paid back in heartbreak (attended the three Rose Bowl losses and flew back from California for the 2006 and 2007 OSU games).

Ugh. But it is always great to be a Michigan Wolverine. Just hope that the 2010's or whatever the hell you call them go a little better than this past decade.