One hundred and twelve years ago a train pulled up in Ann Arbor with a passenger who would alter the course of Michigan football forever. Shortly after stepping off that train Fielding Harris Yost is said to have boldly predicted that Michigan wouldn’t lose a game. On this day in Michigan Football History back in 1901, Yost was perfect through two games after pitching a 50-0 shutout of Albion in his Michigan coaching debut – He followed that with a 57-0 beating of Case in what was the 100th win in program history.
That set up what would be Yost’s first real test, an October 12, 1901 battle against Indiana who gave the Wolverines a good fight in 1900 fought the Wolverines hard the previous season and clearly outweighed the Michigan line. Audio: