Michigan in the Peach Bowl: Bad News, or Good News?

INTRO: On Sunday, all the bowls sent out their invitations to some 78 college football teams. Michigan received a bid for the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Michigan fans aren’t too happy about that, and some other developments, but they might reconsider their good fortune. Last Sunday, the Peach Bowl in Atlanta invited the Michigan Wolverines […]

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For Michigan: Bad loss, great season

On Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines suffered a historic loss to arch-rival Ohio State, 62-39, causing despair among many Michigan fans. As bad as it was, however, the program is a lot better than it was four years ago, and will get better still. After the Michigan football finished a disappointing 8-and-5 last year, most pundits […]

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Halifax Explosion in paperback, Bacon in Traverse City Nov. 29

Hello, Loyal Readers, And Happy Thanksgiving! One of my favorite holidays, since everyone can play, it lands on the same day of the week every year — and hey, there’s food and football! Hard to beat. And thanks to my readers! If you guys didn’t keeping buying these books, I couldn’t keep writing them — […]

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The Insanity of Rewarding Coaches Who Fail

In the past three decades, college coaching salaries have skyrocketed. But what really concerns me is the colleges’ habit of paying failed coaches millions of dollars just to go away. Plenty of pundits have raged about the soaring salaries of college coaches, and rightly so. Over the past three decades, the average football coach’s salary […]

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Michigan Discovers Revenge is a Dish Best Served by the Nation’s Top Defense

To listen to the audio version, just click play. Looking at this year’s Michigan football schedule, everybody who plays, coaches, covers, or follows the team knew this season would be a tough run, one of the toughest in the country. Michigan’s schedule included five ranked teams – almost half the 12 games. Three of them […]

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Maryland does the right thing, a day after doing the wrong thing

On Tuesday, the University of Maryland board of regents decided to reinstate suspended head football coach D.J. Durkin. But after the board was skewered for doing so by the national media, Maryland students, and even the Governor himself, the President reversed the board and fired him. Michigan Radio sports commentator John U Bacon sorts out […]

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