Best Michigan Football Team Ever?
This might be the best Michigan football team ever. And that’s saying something. Earlier this fall Jim Harbaugh (technically Harbaugh was suspended for the game) and the Michigan Wolverines notched their 1000th victory in school history dating back to the 1800’s. And Monday night the Wolverines have a chance to add to their storied history by when they play the Washington Huskies for the college football national championship.
Both teams are undefeated conference champions and you cannot ask for anything better than that for a title game. Ironically, the Huskies will be leaving the crumbling Pac-12 for the Big 10 this summer. In just a few months a Michigan vs Washington game will just be an average Saturday afternoon in the Big 10!
BEST MICHIGAN FOOTBALL TEAM EVER?
Meanwhile, the Wolverines have a powerful offensive line and an immovable defensive front seven. Their defensive backs have an eye for the ball and their running back Blake Corum is the best redzone runner in the country. Finally, this team is led by cool quarterback JJ McCarthy. He won’t blow you away with 500 yard passing games but he almost always makes the right throw and keeps his offense on schedule. This team is so good it only trailed once in the second half this season, and that was vs Alabama in Monday’s Rose Bowl. But they still found a way to send the game into overtime and win.
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES FOOTBALL TRIVIA
- Who did Michigan beat in the Big 10 Championship? Iowa
- JJ McCarthy’s backup is Jack Tuttle. Where did Tuttle transfer from? Indiana
- Who was Jim Harbaugh’s starting quarterback when he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl vs his brother and the Baltimore Ravens? Colin Kaepernick
- Jim Harbaugh played quarterback for a half dozen teams in the NFL.Where did he play the longest? Bears 87-93
- Jim Harbaugh has coached in the NFL and College. Where was his previous college gig? Stanford
- What former President played center for Michigan? Gerald Ford
- What is the name of Michigan’s fight song? (Hail to) the Victors
- What is the official name of Michigan’s football stadium? Michigan Stadium
- What is the most common nickname for Michigan Stadium? The Big House
- Three Wolverines have won the Heisman. Name two? Tom Harmon 1940, Desmon Howard 1991, Charles Woodson 1997.