Yesterday was John O’Korn’s birthday. O’Korn spent part of it visiting Bo Schembechler’s grave. Each year fans and students walk from the middle of campus to the cemetery in a big group. At the grave of Schembechler, Fielding Yost, and play by play announcer Bob Ufer, fans smash buckeye nuts on a Maize and Blue brick with a hammer. O’Korn took part in smashing a nut. Jake Rudock, O’Korn’s former roomate and Michigan’s quarterback from last season took part in the festivities as well.
Fans recognized O’Korn during the event and instead of staying silent, O’Korn delivered a guarantee of sorts:
O’Korn is confident enough to tell a large group of fans Michigan will get it done. We will find out soon enough if they will.