In preparation for The Game, I started reading The Ten Year War: Ten Classic Games Between Bo and Woody by Joel Pennington. Always good to get some historical perspective.
Here is a brief description (although the title is rather self-explanatory):
Relive the glorious victories and the crushing defeats through the memories of dozens of Michigan and Ohio State greats like Bo Schembechler, Archie Griffin, Rick Leach, Rex Kern, Rob Lytle, Earle Bruce, Gary Moeller, John Hicks, Thom Darden, Randy Gradishar, Dennis Franklin, Tom Cousineau, Reggie McKenzie, Jim Otis, and many others.
With nearly 50 photographs and countless detailed accounts of the inside stories of the games, you’ll almost be able to hear the pads colliding. Each chapter captures the plays, the calls, the controversies, and the story of each game.
This book also traces the unique relationship between Bo and Woody from player-coach to intense competitors and beyond. Youll see their fierce motivational techniques as well as the genuine care they had for their players.
Whether youre a fan of Ohio State or Michigan, you’ll want to own a copy of “The Ten Year War: Ten Classic Games Between Bo and Woody.”
If you haven’t already, go out and vote.