Michigan Wolverines fans will never forget the future Pro Football Hall of Famer, who won the Heisman Trophy by intercepting passes, catching passes and returning punts.
Or the walk-on quarterback who became the MVP of the Rose Bowl.
Or the College Football Hall of Fame coach, whom so many thought was not the man for the job, considered part of an outdated machine passed down by Bo and Mo.
Believe it or not, it’s time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the incredible 1997 season when the Wolverines went undefeated, won a thrilling Rose Bowl and captured the national championship, the school’s 11th and first in nearly half a century.
To commemorate the anniversary—for one of the most beloved championship teams in Michigan history—the Free Press has released a new hardcover book, “Hail, Yes! 25 Years Later: Relive the 1997 Michigan Wolverines Game to the Rose Bowl and the national championship.”
In addition to Charles Woodson, Brian Griese and Lloyd Carr, fans will always remember the fourth stop against Notre Dame, the comeback 14 points behind Iowa, Woodson’s one-handed interception against Michigan State, the defeat at Penn State that ended the longest winning streak, Woodson’s epic point return against Ohio State and the pulse-pounding final against Washington State and Ryan Leaf in Pasadena.
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“Greetings, yes! 25 Years Later” contains 208 glossy color pages and behind-the-scenes stories from the Free Press’s award-winning writers who covered the 1997 team, such as Mitch Albom, Keith Gave and Charlie Vincent. The book also takes a fresh look at your favorite memories and all 11 Michigan National Championships.
This collector’s book is a must-have for all Wolverines fans.
“Greetings, yes! 25 Years Later” costs $45, but you can get it for $33.75 by pre-ordering through September 14 at UM.PictorialBook.com. The book will ship on October 21.
It’s never too early to say “Hail, Yes!” to order. as a Christmas present (with a discount!) for the Wolverines nuts in your life.
Gene Myers retired from the Free Press in late 2015, after 22 years as a sports editor. He is the editor of “Hail, Yes! 25 years later,” as he has done for countless Free Press books over the decades, including “Maize & Glory! The Epic Story of Michigan’s 2021 Return to the Top of the Big Ten’, ‘Stanleytown 25 Years Later: The Inside Story of How the Stanley Cup Returned to the Motor City After 41 Frustrating Seasons’, ‘The Joe: Memories from the Heart of Hockey Town’, ‘Gordie: The Legend of Mr. Hockey,” “Mr. Tiger: The Legend of Al Kaline, Detroit’s Own,” “Mr. March: One Coach, 25 Years of Spartans Glory” and “Mick McCabe’s Golden Yearbook: 50 Great Years of Michigan’s Best High School Players, Teams & Memories.”