For those (delightfully) scratching their head on how the story of the Michigan hockey run made it to Wall Street Journal, check this out. WSJ writer Darren Everson penned that fine piece and hasn’t stopped dropping maize and blue nuggets as evidenced by this note in today’s column running down the Final Four coaches:
Mr. Izzo’s sixth Final Four appearance in the past 12 years—a feat that only UCLA’s John Wooden and Duke’s Mr. Krzyzewski have ever accomplished—has triggered an outpouring of admiration for the Michigan State coach. One reporter this week quizzed him on whether he is the best coach in the history of the state. (Somewhere, Fielding Yost, Michigan’s football patriarch of the early 20th century, is wondering how six semifinal appearances trump the six national titles he is credited with.)
It looks like Mr. Everson was graduated from U-M in 1996 (B.A. English). A few more M hockey and Fielding Yost references in the Journal and he’ll be coming back to pick up his honorary doctorate.