Theozone published an article on 10 fun facts about Michigan football. They basically focused on how overrated they believe Brady is and how bad UM was during the RR & Hoke eras. We all know Brady made himself famous in the NFL more so than at UM...like duh. And, the RR & Hoke eras were some of the worst years in UM football history. They also conveniently ignored the Cooper era numbers. Here are some of their points.
In this century (millenium), there have been more United States presidents than Michigan football wins over Ohio State.
The beloved and untouchable Tom Brady threw for 2,427 yards in his twelve-game 1998 season. Dwayne Haskins threw for more than that by halftime of week eight this year.
The game was very different during that era. How many yards did Joe Germaine throw for? Brady was 1-1 against OSU.
Brady’s career numbers in Ann Arbor brought him to a total of 30 touchdown passes. The Buckeyes have had three QBs hit that mark in just one season.
Brady only started for not even a full 2 seasons. Lets compare the OSU QBs with an equal number of starts.
You’d have to go back 110 years to find Michigan’s series advantage in The Game.
As a late-30 something guy I grew up in the late 80s and 90s. During that time UM was 10-2 from ‘88 - ‘00. Sounds like a series advantage to me.
Kids born since Thanksgiving in 2003 have seen Appalachian State beat Michigan as many times as they’ve seen the Wolverines beat their rivals.
The Rich Rod & Hoke era’s have been two of the worst in recent UM history. I noticed you didn’t mention the Bo, Moellar, or Carr eras. Isn’t that convenient.
The last player to graduate with a perfect 4-0 record against the Buckeyes would be roughly 48 years old today. The last player to graduate with a perfect 4-0 record against the Wolverines would be roughly 22 years old… and graduated this year.
I'm guessing this writer is in his 20's. Short sighted much? Again pointing this one of the worst eras of UM football. Care to talk about the Cooper era?
“The Leaders and Best” have won ten or more games twelve times in the last 30 years. The Buckeyes have won ten or more games in twelve of their last thirteen seasons.
OSU has been on a historic 30-year run. I’m not sure anyone in that time has been as successful. They’ve also faced some serious sanctions and accusations during that span.
Since the inventions of Twitter and Facebook, That Team Up North has just one victory over the Buckeyes.
Still pointing to the same era. Are you sure you don’t want to discuss the Cooper era?
The last two times the Wolverines came to Columbus as favorites, they left with sixteen-point losses (1994, 2004).
There’s the Cooper era!
JT. Barrett got the first down.
Highly debatable. There are bad calls all the time. Sometimes teams can overcome a bad call. With two such closely talented teams UM was not able to do so. Such is life.
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