Sunday, September 24, 2006

Thirty-Five Year Reunion of the 1971 Team

During the First Quarter of the Wisconsin game, the members of the 1971 Michigan team came out in the North endzone to be recognized for their accomplishments. The '71 team was celebrating its 35-year reunion of Bo's team that went 11-0 during the regular season and was 14 seconds away from having a perfect season. That was a team that had a fantastic defense (only three of 12 opponents scored in double digits all season and the most points the Wolverines defense yielded in a game was only 17) and it was the only squad in Bo's 21-year career at Michigan that went to the Rose Bowl game undefeated. Hopefully, this year's team can mirror the success of the 1971 team with the slight modification that this year's Wolverines do not suffer the heart-breaking loss in the waning seconds of the bowl game to ruin the perfect season. Go Blue!


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