Prior to the Purdue game Rick Leach phoned in to comment on the topic of This Week in Michigan Football History. The topic was the 1978 Michigan-Notre Dame game, aka “The Reunion Game”.
Leach was injured the week of the game and he talks with Sam Webb about how he was injured, where he was during game week, about a visit from Bob Ufer, and then a few details on gameday: before the game, what Bo told him at halftime and a bit about after the game. It’s outstanding.
Ira was kind to send me the clip so here it is, the first couple minutes is the TWIMFbH piece on the history of the rivalry and a recap of this game, and then Sam goes right into the Q&A with Leach:
P.S. Speaking of all of this, the weekend WTKA is continuing the tradition of the Ufer Classic, and the game of choice is indeed that 1978 Notre Dame-Michigan game. Ufer is fired up for this one and it’s a classic. Make sure you hang in there for the second half!