Sunday, September 14, 2014

Michigan 34 -Miami of Ohio 10

  Michigan 34-Miami of Ohio 10
Since Michigan lost big time last week to Notre Dame, there are some who want Coach Brady Hoke fired. They say, unless Michigan can beat both Michigan State and Ohio State, this year he should go. Well, it’s hardly a game anymore, instead it personifies big business, image, tradition, and of course, personal identification. Our identities can’t tolerate having lost a football game to our arch rivals. This is our state in 2014. Perhaps it’s a sad commentary about life today.
For a more upbeat version of Michigan football, I refer you to Bo’s Warriors. Bo is, of course, Bo Schembechler, the Michigan legend. In fact, he has his own statue, as well as the Schembechler Museum. This book is about him as seen through the eyes of his players: Jim Betts, Jim Brandstatter, Frank Gusich, Tom Curtis, Reggie McKenzie, Thom Darden, Fritz Seyferth and Mike Keller, along with one of his coaches Gary Moeller.
I have profiled each and tell their story from childhood to present. Although each attained unequaled athletic success, that doesn’t mean they were without challenges. They came from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds and yet blended together in one mosaic.
I find their stories, heartfelt and marvel at their ability (mental toughness) to overcome lives challenges (bumps along the way). Was their disappointments? Sure! However, learn about these Michigan men, and how they became Michigan men through and through. Brady Hoke, too bad they are not playing for you. Even though Brady Hoke’s Wolverines won today (34-10), his job is still not safe.

Michigan 34 and Miami of Ohio 10. Don’t forget that before Coach Bo Schembechler became Michigan’s coach, he was Miami of Ohio’s head coach. Further, Woody Hayes was also was a Miami of Ohio, head coach and Bo Schembechler played for him at that school. 

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