Yes, we are 2-5. Yes, things look bad. Yes, we are can't beat Toledo. It is time to invoke a little Schembechler spirit into this program.
Bo did not care for Michigan State.
He always said the most bitter defeat he ever did NOT happen on the football field. In 1973, the Wolverines were again 10-0 before the Ohio State game. When that game ended in a 10-10 tie, both schools expected that Michigan would go to the Rose Bowl based on the Big Ten "no-repeat" precedent. Even Ohio State coach Woody Hayes appeared to concede defeat, "We knew we had to win this one to go (to the Rose Bowl)".
However, in a absurd 6-4 vote the Big Ten Athletic Directors decided to send Ohio State to represent the conference in the 1974 Rose Bowl. The one vote that caused Bo the most outrage was that of Michigan State Athletic Director Burt Smith (who was a Michigan graduate). It was a stunning and stupid move that eventually caused Smith to lose his job. Bo never forgot and went 17-4 against Sparty.
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