01. October 2010 · Comments Off on This Week in Michigan Football History: Yost, President Coolidge and the 1926 Wolverines · Categories: Archive 2009 · Tags: , , , , , ,

The Mighty Wolverine Pack (from this eBay Watch post)

Here’s the next entry in ‘This Week in Michigan Football History’ to be played tomorrow on WTKA 1050AM’s Key Bank Countdown to Kick-off pregame show before the Indiana game.

This time we head way back to October 2, 1926 for the season opener in Fielding H. Yost’s final year as head coach, and the last season the Wolverines would play at Ferry Field.  You get a little history on Yost, on the state affairs on the construction of the new stadium (it was a mess), and on a special trip out east where Yost and the boys met President Calvin Coolidge:

The sponsor is Wolverine Beer so here’s where you can find it, or check out the Beer Wench’s Blog.  I’m still waiting to have my first Wolverine beer, perhaps some day soon.

You can hear all of the  This Week… clips here.

Check out these videos of Yost and the players from the U-M Bentley Historical Library:

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