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.

May 11 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Langdon Lea!

Today is a great day to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Langdon Lea – the sixth coach in Michigan Football history. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Langdon “Biffy” […]

May 10, 2017 Rest in Peace Ernest Sprague!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Ernest Sprague who went to rest in peace on this day in 1938. He was seventy-two when he died. Ernest Marshall Sprague was born […]

May 9, 2017 Happy Birthday Jake Long!

Today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Jake Long. Jake Edward Long was born on this day in Lapeer, Michigan. He grew up to be […]

May 8, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe Rinaldi!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Joe Rinaldi. Joseph M. “Joe” Rinaldi was born on this date in Elkhart, Indiana in 1916. He grew up in Elkhart and became […]

May 7, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ray Baer!

Today’s blog celebrates the memory of another outstanding Michigan Man named Ray Baer. Raymond T. “Ray” Baer was born on this day in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1906. He grew […]

May 6, 2017 Happy Birthday Kelly Keough!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a very Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Kelly Keough. Kelly Keough was born on this day in Gary, Indiana. He grew […]

May 5, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bob Westfall!

Today is another great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Bob Westfall. Robert Barton “Bullet Bob” Westfall was born on this day in Hamtramck, […]

May 4, 2017 Happy Birthday Rick Leach!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Rick Leach. The tough and talented Richard Max “Rick” Leach was born on […]

May 3, 2017 Rest in Peace John Chase!

Today is a perfect day to remember a Wolverine legend named John Chase who went to rest in peace on this day in 1918 at the age of sixty-one. John […]

May 2, 2017 Rest in Peace Harry Newman!

Today is a new day to remember a Wolverine great named Harry Newman who went to rest in peace on this day in 2000. Harry Lawrence Newman was born on […]