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 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ralph Hayes

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Wolverine named Ralph Hayes on his 145th birthday anniversary. Ralph Waldo Emerson Hayes was born in Stark City, Illinois on this […]

February 18, 2017 – Happy Birthday Rich Hewlett!

Happy Birthday Michigan Man Rich Hewlett. Bo Schembechler recruited the talented Hewlett from nearby Plymouth-Salem High School. Rich Hewlett was a two-time All-State football player as well as an All-State […]

February 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Steve Rekowski

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Steve Rekowski.  Stephen “Steve” Rekowski was born on this day in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up to be […]

February 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Don Bracken

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Don Bracken on his happy birthday anniversary. Donald Craig “Don” Bracken was born in Coalinga, California on this day in […]

February 15, 2017 Rest in Peace Ted Kress

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Ted Kress who went to rest in peace on this day in 2003. Edward S. “Ted” Kress was born in Detroit, Michigan on March […]

February 14, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Frank Allen

Today’s post is an opportunity to remember Frank Allen on his Happy Birthday Anniversary. Frank Gates Allen was born on this date in 1858 in Illinois. So, that makes him […]

February 13, 2017. Happy Birthday Drew Henson!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Drew Henson. The talented Drew Daniel Henson was born on this day in San Diego, California. Drew […]

February 12, 2017. Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom Coyle!

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of another special Michigan Wolverine football player Tom Coyle.  The talented Coyle was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, Tom Coyle […]

February 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Howard Abbott!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Howard Abbott on his happy birthday anniversary. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Howard T. Abbott was born in […]

February 10, 2017 Happy Birthday Bill Laskey!

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Wolverine named Bill Laskey. William Grant “Bill” Laskey was born on this day in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He grew up just […]