A close-up on the watch Bo is wearing on the Schembechler Statue – hmm, 1981 Rose Bowl! Note it also reads 1pm – Bo’s favorite time to start a game — (MVictors photo)
Bo’s headset – with the Dymo tape and all– (MVictors photo)
If you missed it, we had some great radio this morning on WTKA 1050AM as Ira and Sam were joined in studio by MVictors’ own Steve “Dr. Sap” Sapardanis to discuss his recent Bo Brackets series. The discussion of Bo’s greatest teams wasn’t left to those in studio alone, as Ira took calls from longtime coach Jerry Hanlon and legends Don Dufek, Stan Edwards and Ali Haji-Sheikh.
Here are three clips from the show with a little on each:
Clip #1: The Bo Bracket is introduced, Sap explains the origins and the initial seedings. 1980 kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh joins about 10 minutes in, and shares a quote from Bo himself what he considered his best team.
Clip #2: Leading off with a Bob Ufer clip, they get deeper into the Brackets and coach Jerry Hanlon joins in (5 mins in) and then Stan Edwards (10 minutes in). Edwards tells Hanlon, “…you know damn well..” that 1980 team was the best of the Bo era. Edwards adds that the only team that could have kept pace was Lloyd Carr’s 1997 squad.
Clip #3: Sam closes the show and Sap points out that Jim Brandstatter’s first true “play by play” radio experience was not 2003 Northwestern, but rather the 1980 Notre Dame game. (More on that later).
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