Second Round Q&A about “Three and Out”: Misfit, Transition Trainwreck, and Who’s to Blame?

SECOND OF THREE ROUNDS OF Q&A ABOUT “THREE AND OUT” Brian Cook of MGoBlog asked his readers what questions they wanted to ask me about the book.  Well, over 400 readers sent in more than a thousand questions.  So, first, thanks to everyone for your remarkable interest.  (And big thanks also to Brian for sorting […]

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First excerpt of “Three and Out” in today’s Wall Street Journal

Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks to the good folks at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and the equally good folks at the Wall Street Journal, today the WSJ ran a three-quarter page excerpt from my upcoming book, Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football, out October 25.  The excerpt […]

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“Three and Out”: the how, the why, and the goal of the book

Earlier this week, I started answering some smart questions from some typically smart Michigan fans (are there any other kind?) on Brian Cook’s excellent MGoBlog.com about my upcoming book, Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football (FSG, $28, out October 25, 2011).  These answers are adapted from […]

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The Miracle of 1995: When the Northwestern Mildcats became Wildcats

Michigan plays Northwestern in Evanston tomorrow for the first time since 2007.  The undefeated, 11th ranked Wolverines are favorites, but beating the Wildcats is no longer the easy game it used to be.  Whatever happens this weekend, it can’t match what happened back in 1995. Before 1995, the idea of Michigan losing to Northwestern was […]

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Lions and Tigers and Red Wings — Oh My!

Once in a while something happens that is so unusual, even those who don’t normally pay attention have to stop and take notice. Haley’s Comet, for example, only comes along once every 75 years.  Man has landed on the moon just six times in the entire history of the universe.  And Lindsey Lohan goes to […]

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