Chalmers "Bump" Elliott was Michigan's wedge coach -- placed between Bo Schembechler and Bennie Oosterbaan. Whereas most coaches in similar positions usually don't endure much success, Elliott succeeded both as a player, coach, and administrator. Leaving Schembechler 11 All-Americans but only one conference title, Elliott was part of Michigan's 1947 national title, and earned the admiration of his successors as coach. Team 90 closed out his career with a winning record and the foundation from which Schembechler built modern Michigan.
There Are 90 Days to Michigan Football
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.