The Wolverine

November 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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NOVEMBER 2016 THE WOLVERINE 11   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS 1969 MICHIGAN vs OHIO STATE GAME Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan NOW ON DVD!! One of the greatest upsets in the history of college football – The defending National Champion and undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes vs the 7-2 Michigan Wolverines under a new head coach! This was one of OSU coach Woody Hayes' finest teams. Ohio State had won 22 games in a row and had not lost a game at Ann Arbor in ten years! Some sportswriters were calling the Buckeyes the greatest college team of all time and had installed Ohio State as 17-point favorites –— at Michigan Stadium! But, by the end of the day, a sky-high Michigan team led by first year head coach Bo Schembechler, had totally outplayed Ohio State in front of an all-time NCAA record crowd of 103,588, had tied for the Big Ten Title and was heading to the Rose Bowl! The original network tapes have been digitally restored by Rare Sportsfilms for outstanding color and picture sharpness and now this historic classic is available for the first time on DVD! Bill Flemming and Lee Grosscup call the action! This entire TV broadcast, plus the pre-game show, includes all the original commercials and also features pre-game and halftime performances by both the Ohio State and University of Michigan Marching Bands! Pre-game interviews feature Jack Tatum of Ohio State and Jim Mandich of Michigan, as well as Buckeye coach Woody Hayes! Players in action you will see throughout the game include quarterback Don Moorhead, Billy Taylor, Marty Huff, Thom Darden, Dan Dierdorf, Glenn Doughty, Garvie Craw and Barry Pierson of Michigan. For Ohio State you'll see quarterback Rex Kern, Jim Otis, Mike Sensibaugh, Leo Hayden, Jan White, Jim Stillwagon, Larry Zelina, Stan White and many others! This game marked the beginning of the famous "Woody vs Bo Ten-Year War", and is one of the most significant games in the history of Michigan-Ohio State football! Running Time: 3 Hours, 20 Minutes $29.95 plus $4 S/H "RARE SPORTSFILMS W" 1126 Tennyson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540 1-630-527-8890 After the blowout win over Rutgers, U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh said do-it-all redshirt sophomore Jabrill Peppers looked like a Heisman Trophy winner, and the high-level praise has not been limited to his own coaches — before the 14-7 victory over Wisconsin, UW head man Paul Chryst anointed Peppers as the best player in college football. The versatile defender has not just worked himself into the conversation for the award annually presented to the top player in the country, he has NFL scouts and national media buzzing with his jaw-dropping per formances on the gridiron. "I think a case could easily be made that Peppers in the most dynamic player in college football when you factor in everything he does," Rivals. com's national recruiting director Mike Farrell wrote earlier this season. "That same argument could be made that he's the best pure defender. … But most importantly, Peppers is the un- questioned leader of a team that just a few years ago was the butt of jokes in the Big Ten." M eanwhile, one anony- mous executive of an NFC team told that the hybrid defender "is a bigger, more explosive version of Tyrann Mathieu," compar- ing Peppers to the versatile Arizona Cardinals defender who has earned a pair of first-team All-Pro honors in his first three NFL seasons. The biggest difference be - tween the two is the 6-1, 205-pound Michigan star is significantly bigger and doesn't have as flashy of a nick- name as the 5-9, 186-pound "Honey Badger." "I think Mathieu is a more instinc- tive player in coverage, but Peppers is more physical and he brings an added dimension in the return game," wrote's Daniel Jeremiah. "Peppers is a defensive coordinator's dream." Many others have taken notice of Peppers this year, and he has broken into the first round of all the recent 2017 NFL Mock Drafts we have spotted online so far. Neither of's Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay have unveiled their first projection since the start of the college season, but both listed Peppers at No. 4 on their big boards, a ranking of all draft-eligible players. Jabrill Peppers Projected To Be A Top NFL Draft Pick Peppers' Other U-M Players Outlet (Date) Overall Pick In First Round Sporting News (Oct. 13) 5 No. 30 CB Jourdan Lewis No. 31 WR Jehu Chesson CBS Sports, Dane Brugler (Oct. 14) 4 No. 31 TE Jake Butt CBS Sports, Rob Rang (Oct. 18) 3 — Bleacher Report (Oct. 17) 3 No. 30 CB Jourdan Lewis Walter Football (Oct. 13) 10 — Sports Illustrated (Sept. 27) 5 No. 28 CB Jourdan Lewis JABRILL PEPPERS

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