Everyone Murders

August 15th, 2017 at 8:36 AM ^

One of the Mad Magicians, a middling coach (his 9-1 1964 record helps the cosmetics a lot, but he really wasn't very good as Michigan's HC overall), and a great AD at Iowa.  Plus, by all reports, a gentleman, gracious on the way out, and an all-around good guy. 

He had some great hires at Iowa - Hayden Fry, Dan Gable and Lute Olsen.  His athletic and professional careers were, overall, stellar.  And despite his relative lack of success as Michigan's HC, he never embarrassed the program or the school.  

Good call, OP.

ijohnb

August 15th, 2017 at 9:26 AM ^

was creative with his use of Bass if you consider highly-telegraphed sweeps and direct snaps without any particular rhyme or reason to be "creative."  Mostly I remember them as being a waste of a down.