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.

December 11, 2016 Happy Birthday Marcus Walker!

It’s time to celebrate the birthday of Marcus Walker. He came to Michigan to play for Bo, but he ended up playing for Mo. Marcus came to Ann Arbor from […]

December 10, 2016 Happy Birthday Anniversary John Chase!

I’ll bet you didn’t know that today is the happy birthday anniversary of John Chase. When you talk about the “founding fathers” of Michigan football, you must talk about John […]

December 9, 2016. Happy Birthday Sam Sword!

Today is a great day to wish Sam Sword a very Happy Birthday! Sam Lee-Arthur Sword was born on this date in Saginaw, Michigan. In addition to having a great […]

December 8, 2016: Happy Birthday Anniversary Bennie McRae!

Today’s blog is dedicated to celebrating the birth anniversary of Bennie McRae. Benjamin Prince “Bennie” McRae was born in Aberdeen, North Carolina on this date in 1939. He grew up in […]

December 7, 2016: Happy Birthday Mel Owens!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of a Michigan Man named Mel Owens. Mel Tyrae Owens was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan in 1958. The Owens family moved to Illinois, […]

December 5, 2016 Happy Birthday Aaron Shea!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of Michigan Man and National Champion Aaron Shea. The talented Shea came to Ann Arbor from Ottawa, Illinois. He was an All-State football player at […]

December 4, 2016: Happy Birthday Anniversary Mason Rumney!

Today is a good day to celebrate the birth anniversary of a “pigskin pioneer” named Mason Rumney. Mason Pittman Rumney was born on this date way, way back in 1883. […]

December 2, 2016: Happy Birthday Michigan Man Rob Doherty!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of Michigan Man Rob Doherty. The talented Doherty came to Ann Arbor from Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was an All-State performer at offensive tackle at […]

December 1, 2016. Rest in Peace Howard Yerges

Today’s post celebrates the life of a Michigan Wolverine named Howard Yerges. Howard Frederick Yerges, Jr. died on this date in 2000 at the age of seventy-five.  He played quarterback […]

November 30, 2016: Happy Birthday Buster Stanley!

Today’s is a good day to wish a very happy birthday to Buster Stanley. Sylvester “Buster” Stanley was born on this date in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up to be […]