Michigan on Verge of Epic Collapse, Few Seasons Compare

Posted by Jay Nicols on November-20-2009 Add Comments

Michigan heads into Saturday afternoon's game against Ohio State hoping to get a second win in the Big Ten. Losing the game would make this the third-worst conference record in Michigan history, one that can only be rivaled by the '30s.

We can look back to Bennie Oosterbaan who went 1-5-1 in 1958, his last year as head coach and Bump Elliott, who went 1-6 in 1962. Lloyd Carr's teams went 5-3 three times as did Gary Moeller's. Bo's teams went 5-3 in 1987 and 5-4 in 1984, that's not bad, but bad for them. Those records were nothing like that of Harry Kipke's '34 and '36 teams.

In 1932 and 1933, Michigan won the National Championship under Kipke.  In 1934, his Michigan football team went 0-6 in conference and 1-7 overall, bei...

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