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02/28/2018 - 7:48am He did!

He did!

01/08/2018 - 9:36pm You all are welcome!

Glad you liked the series! It's been a lot of work putting all these together, but a lot of fun as well!

10/26/2017 - 7:47pm Here's the Ufer Banner Video

10/26/2017 - 7:41pm Here's what I have from the last time Ufer was in the stadium

10/23/2017 - 7:37am Re-evaluation by coaches is always being done.

One of Michigan's greatest defensive coordinators, Bill McCartney, told me that he re-evaluated everything on defense after Warren Moon picked apart his zone, bend-but-don't-break, defense in the 1978 Rose Bowl. That re-assessment started from the top and went all the way down to how players & positions were evaluated. That re-evaluation spawned the 1980 defense, the use of more blitzes and more offensively talented players moving to the defense. Marion Body QB & Tony Jackson WR are two that come to mind.
Want another example?
After Michigan lost to ASU in the 1987 Rose Bowl, once again the defensive strategy & personnel were all re-evaluated. WR John Kolesar was given serious consideration as a defensive back because it was felt more speed was needed in the defensive backfield.
So ya, it happens - more than you think.

10/16/2017 - 7:43pm I thought the same thing on the Tuman TD

So I checked the play again, because I too thought it was the PA Waggle. It was not. Probably why Tuman was so wide open in the end zone! LOL! Thanks man - glad you enjoyed the write up!

09/10/2017 - 9:28pm The Stripes Are Not (Historically) Supposed

To go all the way down. That happened in 1982 en mass for the entire team. A couple of the helmets had that look in 1981, but the next year in '82 this was the new look. Kind of like whenever the auto companies change the look of one of their iconic cars - not cool & not necessary. Most recently Ford changed the grill on the Mustang to match what the rest of their cars had. Oh really? I bought a Mustang that has the same grill as a Taurus? Stupid! NOT a better idea, Ford!!

09/10/2017 - 9:22pm I'm Picking Up

What you are laying down, Markus! Rest assured, Dr. Sap is already on it... ;)

08/14/2017 - 7:22pm Here's the video of the tackle

Brutus, and the rest of the Buckeye fans, we're so f-Ing cocky & confident they would be victorious in 1983 that the Hairless Nut was taunting the north endzone crowd & waving his flag. To think that there would be no repercussions of being an asshat in your rival's stadium only speaks to the Neanderthal mentality of that mascot. He went down hard & good! There's a longer clip out there on YouTube from some Buckeye fan that shows Brutus getting up and continuing to taunt the crowd as he runs to the south endzone.

This year, like the song says, "It's going down for real!!!!"

07/27/2017 - 12:16am Back To The Future

Here's the video with said photo:

07/12/2017 - 8:35am Here's the entire drive

05/03/2017 - 10:59pm He sure does

Look like Jim Schneider! RIP.

03/27/2017 - 11:35am 1975 Video

02/03/2017 - 8:23am Good Point

"Non-Profit" being the key words there...

02/03/2017 - 7:37am Link Corrected & Updated

Now if I can just figure out how to embed! Thanks Rob F!

01/26/2017 - 12:23pm The Video

was an instructional film made by Bo and Jerry Hanlon that they actually sold to schools to help teach others the basics of fundamental Offensive Line Play. I will see if I can add a few more clips. Intended for schools at any level, I know of at least one Big Ten school that had a copy of the tape/film in their possession...The panelling? That's what the Head Coach's (Bo's) office used to look like. It's a 70's thing. Not as much panelling nowadays...

12/27/2016 - 3:58pm 1986 FSU - Bo and Harbaugh take on PrimeTime

Embed for the board?

10/27/2016 - 12:14pm From John Kryk's article in HTTV 2015:

On Jan. 2, AP and UPI voters awarded 11-1 Oklahoma the national championship. Michigan finished No. 2 in both polls. One AP voter even put the Wolverines No. 1. In its next issue, based on some formula devised by Allen Barra and George Ignatin, Inside Sport magazine raised Michigan to No. 1 over Oklahoma in its final rankings, in part because the Wolverines’ “average opponent was a full touchdown a game tougher” than the Sooners’. Jeff Sagarin’s computer rankings in USA Today also placed Michigan and Oklahoma 1-2.

10/26/2016 - 9:05pm The #2 Ranking the 1985 Team ended up with was the highest

for any Schembechler-coached Team. One news service even voted Michigan #1 at the end of year based on their strength of schedule.

10/15/2016 - 11:58am Carhartt Gear Is What You Need

Carhartt - the original Work Wear Company - has been around since 1889 and is and has always been headquartered right here in Michigan. If you are a fan of Michigan - the Leaders and Best - then Carhartt is the brand for you. The premier and premium brand that is built to last. GO BLUE, GO CARHARTT!!

06/09/2016 - 9:31am What was he thinking?

Kryk never guessed I would go with Six DB's at the Goalline. He was sooo wrong! ;)

06/09/2016 - 8:13am Harbaugh INT

Actually, I was Brian Carpenter and the 1980 Team while author John Kryk was Harbaugh and the 1985 Team. Yes, Kryk should have run the ball, but once again that 1980 Defense was underestimated by their competition. There was a reason Ufer called them McCartney's Monsters! Wrap your collective heads around this: the Michigan Defense was the #1 defensive unit for the ENTIRE DECADE OF THE 1970s for the following: Points Allowed Per Game (8.04), Yards Rushing Per Game (106.6) and Total Yards Per Game (226.3). THAT is amazing! I expound on Mac's Six-Penny Defense in this year's Hail To The Victors magazine if you want to know the rest of the story...

06/08/2016 - 11:20pm What Year

NCAA14. Search for 1985 Michigan. You should be able to download the team via Teambuilder...

04/01/2016 - 1:40pm Bo & Bob Videos


03/02/2016 - 12:07pm 1977 Duke Rick Leach Touchdown


02/21/2016 - 10:17pm Brandy

Enjoy this rarity!

02/21/2016 - 10:15pm Local Telecast

A lot of the games in the late 70's & early 80's were aired on a tape-delay basis after the 11 o'clock news Saturday nights. They were edited to fit a 2 hour time slot. Brandy and Ray Lane did a lot of the games back then. If you listen closely in this 1981 UM-MSU Game, you can hear over the P.A. System: "Tackle made by Tom Gores." Yup - THAT Tom Gores!

02/12/2016 - 9:11pm My pleasure, man!

Glad you enjoy them! There's a whole new generation of fans who have no idea about all this stuff that happened in the 70's and 80's...

02/12/2016 - 9:07pm AC told me

He was 155 pounds when he played at Michigan! I don't think they list players that light on EA's NCAA Football title!

02/12/2016 - 2:15pm Anthony Carter

Rated 3rd WR that year. WoW! Rated behind Tony Hunter (ND) and Mitchell Bennett (SMU)???

10/29/2015 - 8:52pm Salute to Bo

I have it. Visit my Dr. Sap YouTube Channel, click on the "About" tab and contact me.


10/20/2015 - 8:04pm Old Reel-to-Reels

I was the one who provided the 1978 Michigan-Wisconsin Game that is going to be re-broadcast on WTKA this Saturday. I have been getting these old reel-to-reel games transferred to a digital format for years. I would very much be willing to help you get these transferred if you'd like. You can contact me by visiting my Dr. Sap YouTube Channel via this link: Dr. Sap  From there you can contact me by clicking on the "About" tab and click on the "View email address" button. Thanks and GO BLUE!!   


01/04/2015 - 2:22pm What was the context there?

The video was taken from an old Michigan Replay segment from the early '80's.
The audio was taken from an interview with Frank Beckmann before a game late in the 1986 season, where Frank rattles off a bunch of stats comparing Harbaugh to Vinny Testaverde. When Bo was asked by Frank whom would be rather have quarterbacking his team, Bo starts out by saying that the two QB's are different in that they run two different offenses and how Bo asks his quarterbacks to do much more than just throw the ball. After having said all that, Bo utters the now famous phrase: "I'll take Jim Harbaugh."
I thought the audio of Bo saying that was quite appropriate considering everything that was going on with the coaching search and the fact that Harbaugh was indeed one of Bo's favorite QB's.