Hard to believe that for four seasons prior to Michigan's great 1997 defense, Jarrett Irons patrolled the middle of the field for the Wolverines. Two-time team captain and once an All-American, he's second in the Michigan record books in career tackles. If an opposing player ran into his zone, Irons was going to tackle them.
In the middle of his career, Lloyd Carr became the head coach of Michigan, and then they played Virginia in the 1995 Pigskin Classic (side note: remember the Pigskin Classic? A far cry from JerryWorld Classic).