Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
University of Michigan Football: Yesterday & Today
University of Michigan Football Yesterday Today Author:George Cantor, Foreword by Jim Brandstatter In the spring of 1879, a group of 12 young Michigan undergraduates boarded a train for Chicago, on their way to play Racine College what some say was the first college football game west of the Allegheny Mountains. Michigan won, 1-0. Football was embryonic then, and the game represents the pioneering spirit of University of Michigan football to ... more »this day. From the point-a-minute juggernaut of 1902—scoring 644 points in 660 minutes of play under legendary coach Fielding Yost—to the decade of dominance under Fritz Crisler, to the Bo Schembechler era—when the Wolverines refined "three yards and a cloud of dust"—to a strategy that could keep up with speedy Pac 10 Conference teams in the Rose Bowl, the University of Michigan has represented the best in major college football.
It's all chronicled in University of Michigan Football: Yesterday & Today, a proud part of the extensive Yesterday & Today series of histories of college and pro football teams. It's all here, in this expansive and richly illustrated 144-page book:
The long line of famous Michigan players, ranging from statesmen like Gerald Ford to actors like Mark Harmon to Hall-of-Fame performers like Dan Dierdorf and Elroy Hirsch.
Michigan Stadium and its growth into a 100,000-plus seat monument to Saturday afternoon.
Heisman Trophy winners Tom Harmon, Desmond Howard, and Charles Woodson.
The rivalry with Ohio State—one of football's greatest—and the characters like radio announcer Bob Ufer—bless his cotton-pickin' Maize and Blue heart—who brought it to life.
From that first train ride to the legacies of Schembechler's successors‚Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr and Rich Rodriguez—University of Michigan Football: Yesterday & Today is the best and most up-to-date chronicle of Wolverines' football.« less