There Are 102 Days to Michigan Football

Robert Laberge

Waiting for the opening Saturday of college football is agonizing. All we want is 13 weeks of Brent Musberger "pardner" one-liners, the buzz of Michigan Stadium in late November, and jokes about the Bowl Championship Series. Fear not, bleary-eyed traveler. This is a continuing series intended to get through the long, hot summer and back to the glory of football season.

Schembechler's team 102 had one large accomplishment in 1980. It was his first team to win the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl. Michigan dominated Washington 23-6 for Schembechler's first Rose Bowl victory in five tries. Seems incomprehensible that a Michigan team needed that many attempts to win a Rose Bowl, but John Wangler and Anthony Carter put them over the hump, putting them inside the top five in the final rankings.

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