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.
The 1961 Michigan team's season started out well, and then took a tumble. The first game of the year the Wolverines managed to beat a ninth-ranked UCLA team but then the roller coaster took flight and a sixth place conference finish was the result. To compensate for this underwhelming outcome, more touchdowns!