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.

Happy Birthday Anniversary Benjamin J. Boutwell

Okay, I realize that this is another Wolverine “pigskin pioneer” that you may not have heard of before. In order to link Mr. Boutwell to Michigan football history we have […]

Game Day September 17th, 2016

September 17th is another “good day to play” for the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan has played a total of six games on this date and they have won four of them. […]

Happy Birthday M-Man Allen Jefferson!

Today we celebrate the birth of Michigan Man Allen Jefferson. Allen Jefferson came to Michigan from Detroit DeLasalle high school in 1986. Allen was recruited to play running back for […]

Rest in Peace Wolverine Jay Love!

Today’s post celebrates the death anniversary of another Pigskin Pioneer named Jay Mack Love who died in 1935. Mr. Love came to Michigan from Arkansas City, Kansas to play football […]

Happy Birthday Anniversary Louis Gilbert

Today’s blog celebrates the memory of another Michigan great named Louis Matthew Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was born on this date in Long Beach, California in 1906. He grew up in […]

Rest in Peace Art Renner

Arthur W. “Art” Renner, Fritz Crisler’s next-to-last “captain,” passed away on this date in 1999 at Sturgis, Michigan. According to the 1942 Michigan Team Roster, Renner came to Ann Arbor […]

Happy Birthday Anniversary Rudy Rosatti

Today’s post celebrates the birth anniversary (#121) of Rudolph “Rudy” Rosatti who was born on this date in 1895. Rosatti, originally from Norway, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, came to Michigan […]

Game Day! September 10, 2016

Michigan is off to a very strong start in season number one-hundred thirty-seven. Okay, they have only played one game and Hawaii just wasn’t up to the task of competing […]

Happy Birthday Anniversary Neil McMillan

Today’s post celebrates the birth anniversary (#126) of Neil “Shorty” McMillan who was born on this date in 1890. McMillan came to Ann Arbor from Detroit, Michigan. He played for […]

Happy Birthday Anniversary John Navarre

Happy birthday to the tallest man ever to sling the pigskin for the Michigan Wolverines. At six foot, six inches John Robert Navarre was as big as they come. He […]