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October 25, 2016 – Happy Birthday Brent Gallimore!

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Happy Birthday Michigan Man Brent A. Gallimore. Brent Gallimore came to Ann Arbor to play football for Michigan and Coach Lloyd Carr in 2004. Gallimore was an outstanding high school football player in Parkville, Missouri.

Brent Gallimore was listed on the Michigan rosters as an offensive lineman from 2004 to 2007. According to the records I reviewed at the Bentley Historical Library, Gallimore did not earn any starts while he was at Michigan.

Brent Gallimore’s four years of dedication were rewarded in 2007 when he earned his Michigan letter. It does not appear that he played a lot during the 2007 season. I think that he did his hardest work getting the first and second teamers ready for game day.

Like so many Michigan Men before him, Brent Gallimore loved the game of football. He came to Michigan on a scholarship and competed for playing time with some outstanding players during his four years. He probably didn’t get as much playing time as he wanted, but that’s how things worked out.

There were a number of interesting things I noted about Brent Gallimore’s time at Michigan. First, Michigan won thirty-six of fifty games during that time which was good enough for a seventy-two percent winning rate. Fans were grumbling about Lloyd Carr during those years and many were happy when he retired in 2007. However, if you compare those numbers with the ones from 2008 to 2014 – they looked pretty darn good! Second, the 2004 team was the last Michigan team to win/share a conference championship. So, twelve years is a long time between titles, isn’t it? Finally, Brent Gallimore was on Lloyd Carr’s last team in 2007. They both went out together and got on with the rest of their lives.

 Congratulations Brent Gallimore for lettering at Michigan. You are part of the winningest program in the history of college football. Thank you for your contributions to the very long Maize and Blue line that dates all the way back to 1879! Happy Birthday Brent! I hope you enjoy your special day today. Go Blue!


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