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There Are 61 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.

Gregory Shamus

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!