I'm a Michigan fan, but am old enough to remember Tom Cousineau from the late Woody era. He was talented, but also scrappy.
In addition to the all-time interception record he has the single-season Division 1 record for rushing yards by a QB and is the only player in NCAA history to both rush and pass for 1500 yards.
That was a terrible throw I'll admit.
I wasn't born back then either but one thing I'd say is that my sense was in the 1950s and 1960s the stakes weren't quite as high. Maybe I'm looking for another excuse to be hopeful as a Michigan fan, but with the University having spent $250 million on luxury boxes and having to sell 110,000 seats I don't think that Hoke or Brandon believes their jobs are secure if Michigan isn't competing for Big Ten titles again soon.