Author Archives: Barry Gallagher

Barry Gallagher is a self-proclaimed Michigan Football Archeologist. He spends a considerable amount of his time digging into the 138-year history of Wolverine Football. He is on a mission to share his findings with Maize and Blue football fans everywhere. He is the author of one book about Michigan Football titled "21-194-13 Michigan Football's Greatest Era". His second book titled, "The Legend of Bo Schembechler-How an Unknown Buckeye Became the Winningest Coach in Michigan Football History" was released on September 12, 2017. You can learn something about Michigan Football everyday by going to his website at: bigbluefootballhistory.com. You can also follow him on Social Media.

Go Blue Game Day November 17, 2018 – Michigan vs Indiana Football 2018

Today is another chapter in the Michigan vs Indiana football tradition. The teams have not played a lot. However, when they do, Michigan usually comes out on top. Of course, […]

November 16, 2018 Ron Johnson – Two Records Turn 50

Part I. Wolverine Football History: Two Ron Johnson Records Turn 50. The Game of a Lifetime: On this day in 1968, running back Ron Johnson set Michigan’s single-game rushing record […]

November 15, 2018 Happy Birthday Coach Greg Mattison!

Today is the day to wish Happy Birthday to Michigan’s defensive line coach Greg Mattison. He is one of the best and most experienced coaches on the Michigan staff.  Jim […]

November 14, 2018 Happy Birthday George Hoey

Wow, today is a great day to wish a very happy birthday to Michigan Man George Hoey. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, George William Hoey was born on […]

November 13, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul White!

Today is the Happy Birthday anniversary of Paul White. Mr. White was born on this date in 1921. Paul Grover White came to Ann Arbor from River Rouge where he […]

November 12, 2018 Rest in Peace Tom Slade!

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of Tom Slade who went to rest in peace on this date in 2006.  Thomas A. “Tom” Slade was born in Manotick, Michigan. […]

November 11, 2018 Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom over the course of America’s history. We have so much to be […]

Go Blue Game Day November 10, 2018 Michigan vs Rutgers Football

Hello again Wolverine fans – it’s time for Michigan vs Rutgers football in Piscataway, New Jersey. Only three games remain in the regular season and the Wolverines are looking sooooooooo […]

November 9, 2018 Happy Birthday Harry and Larry Banks

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to Harry and Larry Banks. The Banks brothers were both born on this date in 1951. Yes, they’re […]

November 8, 2018 – Michigan’s 100K Attendance Streak Begins in 1975

November 8, 1975 is a very important day in Wolverine Football History because it is the day that Michigan’s 100K attendance streak began at Michigan Stadium. Yes, it was a […]