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.

February 23, 2019 – Happy Birthday Bob Cernak

Today’s post takes a closer look at the Michigan football career of a Wolverine named Bob Cernak. According to the 1987 Michigan Football Media Guide, Robert “Bob” Cernak was born […]

February 23, 2019 Black History Month Tribute – Butch Woolfolk

The purpose of today’s blog is to appreciate the career of Michigan Man Butch Woolfolk. Harold E. “Butch” Woolfolk was born on March 1, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Woolfolk grew […]

February 22, 2019 Black History Month Salute – Ron Simpkins

Today’s post celebrates the All-American career of a Michigan Man named Ron Simpkins. The tough and talented Ronald Bernard “Ron” Simpkins was born on April 2, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan. […]

February 22, 2019 – Happy Birthday Anniversary Ed Johns

Today is a great day to honor the memory of Ed Johns who was born on this day in 1900. James Edward “Ed” Johns was born in Lansing, Michigan. He […]

February 21, 2019 Happy Birthday Anniversary Jim Armour

Today is a great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday anniversary of Michigan Man Jim Armour. According to the 1974 Michigan Football Media Guide, James “Jim” Armour II was born […]

February 21, 2019 Black History Month Salute – Calvin O’Neal

Today’s featured player is a Michigan Wolverine All-American named Calvin O’Neal. According to the 1975 Michigan Football Media Guide, Calvin O’Neal was born on October 6, 1954 in Osceloa, Arkansas. […]

February 20, 2019 Black History Month Tribute – Bob Wood

Today’s Black History Month Tribute salutes Michigan Man Bob  Wood. According to the 1976 Michigan Football Media Guide, Robert “Bob” Wood grew up in London, Ohio which is also where […]

February 20, 2019 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bo Molenda

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Bo Molenda. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, John Joseph “Bo” Molenda was born on this day in 1905 in Oglesby, Illinois. […]

February 19, 2019 – Black History Month Tribute – Jim Smith

The nineteenth article in our Black History Month Tribute series salutes a Michigan Wolverine All-American named Jim Smith. According to the 1975 Michigan Football Media Guide, James Arthur “Jim” Smith […]

February 19, 2019 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ralph Hayes

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Wolverine named Ralph Hayes on his 147th birthday anniversary. Ralph Waldo Emerson Hayes was born in Stark City, Illinois on this […]