The Wolverine

October 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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O n Saturday, November 22, the University of Michi- gan hosted the Ohio State University Buckeyes in Ann Arbor in front of 103,588 fans. Woody Hayes was coach of the nation's unbeaten (in 22 games) defending national champion top- ranked college football team. Some called them the greatest team of all time and compared them to the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL's gold standard at the time. Hayes believed this team was one of his best, if not his all-time best. If the Buckeyes were Goliath, then the Wolverines were David. Then again, you know what happened between David and Goliath. Even though they were the home team, the Wolverines were 17-point underdogs going into the game. Michigan had suf- fered two early-season losses, but had since been on a roll and entered the game with a 7–2 re- cord. They were led by a young first-year coach named Bo Schembechler. Coach Schem- bechler told his team that if they GO BLUE GO An Excerpt From The New Book Bo's Warriors: Bo Schembechler And The Transformation Of Michigan Football By Frank Lieberman

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