Bump Elliott, the Michigan Wolverines and Their 1964 by E. Bruce Geelhoed

By E. Bruce Geelhoed

less than the management of head trainer Bump Elliott, the 1964 Wolverines gained Michigan’s first sizeable Ten championship because 1950 and their first Rose Bowl in view that 1951, and comprehensive fourth within the nationwide university soccer polls. They defeated 4 top-ten ranked groups: army, Michigan nation, Ohio country, and Oregon kingdom, their Rose Bowl opponent. The Wolverines additionally defeated Minnesota for the 1st time considering 1960, and reclaimed the prized Little Brown Jug.
regardless of its outstanding checklist, the 1964 workforce didn't allure the nationwide consciousness it deserved. in the beginning of the season, few soccer observers anticipated Michigan to contend for the large Ten championship. yet by way of the top of the season it was once transparent that the Wolverines have been one in all America’s elite teams—perhaps the simplest within the country.
This e-book chronicles for the 1st time the exploits of Michigan’s 1964 staff and offers them long-overdue recognition.

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