Michigan football fans take graveyard stroll
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 29 November 2013 09:43

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of Michigan football fans took a stroll through an Ann Arbor graveyard ahead of Saturday's showdown with rival Ohio State to remember the greats of seasons gone by.

The group stopped by the final resting places of Wolverines coaches Fielding Yost and Bo Schembechler and announcer Bob Ufer at Forest Hill Cemetery.

At Schembechler's grave, Michigan alum Jeff Holzhausen played the legendary coach's famous speech about "the team" on his iPod.

Holzhausen became emotional after hearing Schembechler's inspirational oratory. His friend, Michael Fahmie, filled in with Holzhausen at a loss for words.

"We know how it's been since the man left us," Fahmie told The Michigan Daily (http://bit.ly/1iZNM3L ). "Let's get it back to what he built, to what these guys built. The greatness that their legacy left, that they deserve."

One by one, Holzhausen and the other fans laid maize and blue roses at Schembechler's grave, which already was adorned with Michigan baseball hats, maize towels and "Beat Ohio" buttons.

A member of the marching band led the group in a chorus of "The Victors."

It has been a tough year for Michigan, which has struggled at times and lost four times. No. 3 Oho State, meanwhile, is undefeated and heavily favored to stay that way after playing Michigan at the Big House.


Information from: The Michigan Daily, http://www.michigandaily.com

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