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December 3, 2018 Happy Birthday Andree McIntyre!

Posted on December 2, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth of a Michigan Man named Andree A. McIntyre. Bo Schembechler recruited the talented McIntyre out of Mendel Catholic High School on Chicago’s south side. I was a season ticket holder when Andree played his last three years and he was one of my favorite Wolverines. He wasn’t the fastest linebacker on the squad so, he had trouble in coverage at times. However, he hit like a ton of bricks and stopped most running backs dead in their tracks!

Andree McIntyre Michigan Football 1986 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Andree McIntyre came to Michigan to become a champion! After three years of waiting, that’s what happened in 1986 when the Wolverines won a share of the Big Ten Title. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Athletic Department at The University of Michigan.

Part I. Wolverine of the Day: Andree McIntyre

A Slow Start in Ann Arbor

Andree McIntyre arrived on the Michigan campus in time for fall practice in 1983. As it turned out, he spent that season learning the Michigan system and getting off to a good start academically, so, he burned his red-shirt in 1983.

Andree did not earn any starts in 1984 or 1985, but he played enough to earn two letters. The 1986 season would be McIntyre’s best at Michigan for a number of reasons. First, he started nine games. Second, the Wolverines won eleven out of thirteen games. Finally, they won a share of the Big Ten Championship that year with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss.

Michigan had not won a conference championship since 1982. So, the Class of 1987 was in danger of being Bo’s first class not to win at least a share of one conference title. That’s why the 1986 football season was so important to Bo and everyone else on the team, including Andree McIntyre. He came to Michigan to become a champion and that’s what happened!

As it turned out, 1987 season was a letdown for Michigan and Andree McIntyre. He had some injuries that limited him to only three starts. The Wolverines finished the season with a record of 8 wins, and 4 losses. They underachieved in the conference and finished with a final record of 5 wins and 3 losses which earned them a fourth-place finish.

Andree Stayed, Played and Became a Champion – Just Like Bo Promised!

Overall, Andree A. McIntyre had a solid career at The University of Michigan. He earned four varsity letters and played on a Big Ten Champion team in 1986. He also contributed greatly to the success of the 1985 Wolverine football program. Bo’s footballer’s finished with a final record of 10-1-1 and won the 1986 Fiesta Bowl.

Happy Birthday Andree McIntyre. Congratulations on your accomplishments at Michigan and thanks for the memories. Go Blue!

http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1987fbt.htm

Part II. Michigan Football Trivia Question – December 2, 2018

Who is the only coach in Michigan Football History to win three different college Coach of the Year Awards in one season?  

Part II. Michigan Football Trivia Answer – December 2, 2018

Glenn Edward Schembechler is the only Michigan Football coach to win three coaching awards in one season. Bo was selected as Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation and the American Football Writers of America.

Part III. Michigan Football Trivia Question – December 3, 2018

What two Michigan Football coaches won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award?

 

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