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Johnny Orr: Michigan’s forgotten coach

The final day of 2013 brought news of the death of a man who will go down in the annals of University of Michigan sports history as its most forgotten coach – former basketball coach Johnny Orr. The man who led the 1975-76 Wolverines to an improbable NCAA Finals...

Michigan-Kansas State: a game of thorns

If any football fan wishes to see a textbook example of indifference by a team on the field, during the entire game, simply pop in the DVD of the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl into the player and see how little Michigan cared about winning that contest. It was a game...

Welcome to the dog show: 2013 college bowl predictions

Entering the final year of the current BCS system to determine a “national” collegiate football championship, it is still comforting to know the post-season bowl system – rewarding too many undeserving teams with trips to exotic places (like Mobile, Birmingham,...

Volunteerism: Personal choice you need to make

If you wish to make a New Year’s resolution that will actually be worthwhile, resolve to do something … I mean do SOMETHING meaningful within your community. My late father used to describe the method used in the Army (when he served during World War II) in...

A WAY TOO EARLY LOOK AT THE 2014 DEPTH CHART (PART 2 –...

Near losses to Akron and Connecticut, and a near win over always-tough Ohio State, are just a few of the clues to Michigan’s unpredictable 2013 season. How the Wolverines will fare in the upcoming bowl game is anyone’s guess.  After all, it  might depend on which...
recent from Podcast MgoTalk | Season 5 | Episode #11 [Northwestern - Rewind | Iowa - Preview | Tie Breaker Special]
MgoTalk | Season 5 | Episode #11 [Northwestern - Rewind | Iowa - Preview | Tie Breaker Special] Jeremy and Jeff talk Northwestern and Iowa. Then the boys are joined by fellow MgoTalk bloggers Joel Greer and Chuck Bloom as discuss The Big Ten Network’s special...
recent from MichiganFootblog Michigan-Kansas State: a game of thorns
Michigan-Kansas State: a game of thorns If any football fan wishes to see a textbook example of indifference by a team on the field, during the entire game, simply pop in the DVD of the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl into the player and see how little Michigan cared about winning that contest. It was a game essentially decided before halftime, and...
recent from Monday Morning QB Remembering the darkest of dark days
Remembering the darkest of dark days This Friday (Nov. 22) marks the 50th anniversary of the darkest day in this nation’s history – at least in my 61-year lifetime (and yes, even darker than Sept. 11, 2001). And now living in the Dallas area makes it especially more sensitive as the city gears up to produce a “non-celebration” of the...
recent from The Off Season O.A. Phillips: He was no ‘Bum,’ just a great coach
O.A. Phillips: He was no ‘Bum,’ just a great coach Most death notices simply float past most readers; they tell the story of a stranger or someone not involved in one’s life. Not so with the notification of the passing of Oail Andrew Phillips last week at the age of 90. The man everyone called “Bum” was the head coach of the NFL Houston Oilers, when I...