1993 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

January 1, 2018 Michigan and South Carolina Outback Bowl Game

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Michigan and South Carolina Outback Bowl Game Preview. Today’s post will look at the BIG matchup between the Wolverines and the Gamecocks.  As always, this Game Day post will take a closer look at the history of Michigan’s bowl games on January ...

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1981 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 31, 1981 First Ever Bluebonnet Bowl Game

Today’s post recalls the thirty-sixth anniversary of Michigan’s first ever Bluebonnet Bowl game on December 31, 1981. This historic game took place in Houston, Texas against the UCLA Bruins. It was also the first time that the Wolverines ever faced the Bruins in a bowl game. The Wolverines had ...

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1978 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 30, 2017 Happy Birthday Harlan Huckleby

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Harlan Huckleby. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Harlan Charles Huckleby was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. Harlan was an outstanding athlete at Cass Technical High School. He starred ...

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1979 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 28, 1979 First Ever Game in December

Today’s post recalls the thirty-eighth anniversary of Michigan’s first ever game in December in 1979. This historic matchup was also the first ever bowl game (Gator Bowl) between Michigan and North Carolina. The teams had only played each other twice in their football history.  Michigan won the first encounter ...

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2003 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 27, 2017 Happy Birthday Chris Perry

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Chris Perry. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Raymond Christopher “Chris” Perry was born on this day in Advance, North Carolina. He grew up to be an excellent football player. Perry  played some great ...

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1992 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 26, 2017 Happy Birthday Michigan Man Coleman Wallace!

Happy birthday Michigan Man Coleman Wallace on your special day today! Coleman “Cole” Wallace is another out-of-state player who saw the Maize and Blue “light.” He came to Ann Arbor from Wilingboro, New Jersey to play for Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Wolverines. Coleman was an outstanding football player at John ...

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1967 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 24, 2017 Happy Birthday Dick Vidmer!

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Wolverine named Dick Vidmer. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Richard F. “Dick” Vidmer was born on this day in 1944. He grew up to be an excellent quarterback at Hempfield High School in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Vidmer had offers ...

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Jim Harbaugh Michigan Quarterback 1983 to 1986

December 23, 2017 Happy Birthday Coach James Joseph Harbaugh!

Today is a great day to wish a very Happy Birthday to Coach James Joseph Harbaugh. I know that Jim Harbaugh is working hard today – remember this guy is a “jackhammer!” However, I am certain that his coaches and players will take time from their bowl preparations to ...

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