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Friday, August 31, 2012

An Insider’s Peek Into A Big-Time College Football Program

 

Ohio State  running back Dan Herron (1) is tackled by University of Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin (68) in 2010. (AP/Amy Sancetta)

Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) is tackled by University of Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin (68) in 2010. (AP/Amy Sancetta)

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State, a new college football season is underway. One of the big games this weekend is between two top-ranked teams, Alabama and Michigan.

The Michigan football program is back on track after a debacle involving its former coach Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez came to the school with great promise but infighting and losing seasons led to his firing. The story plays out in a book called “Three And Out: Rich Rodriguez And The Michigan Wolverines: In The Crucible Of College Football.” It’s just come out in paperback and we’re revisiting a conversation the author, John Bacon, last fall.

This conversation was originally broadcast on November 25th, 2011.

Guest:

  • John Bacon, author

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  • Steven Greene-Kaleski

    What a great piece! I live in Ann Arbor and hearing an insiders view on those terrible three years was so interesting and it answered many questions that I had. Thank you John Bacon. What a nice surprise to hear you talking about Michigan football on my commute. I still remember my first football Saturday in Ann Arbor. It was a sunny fall day and I could hear the neighborhood and the stadium erupt after every Michigan touchdown. Thank you. You yet again remind me of how much I enjoy Here & Now and football in Ann Arbor.

    Steven Greene-Kaleski

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