The 1942 Season Through The Words Of The Past, 10/14/1942

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Hovenaut's picture

Nice change up with the inclusion of the old-school cartoons - definitely from another time. 

Did a double-take when reading Lou Saban's name - one of my earliest Ohio State memories was the '77 opener against Miami (10-0 OSU win), and Saban was their coach.

No relation to that dude in Tuscaloosa, but will note Lou Saban went to Indiana, and not Purdue. 

Appreciate the reads, Matt. 

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

I always thought it was sad that Saban's wife didn't make the trip to Miami with him. She had committed suicide before they were fully moved from Buffalo. Just looking at his early career I think you can clearly see his career took a sharp downturn following her death.

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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Hovenaut's picture

Oh wow, I never knew that - I was a kid when he was at Miami, and knew he was in the pros I think before that. 

That's very sad. 

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

Yeah.. That's about the same time frame I remember him from, during the Miami and the Jim Kelly years.  But my dad was always a huge Browns fan and had always wanted him to coach the team, believing Saban belonged in the Hall of Fame. That was of course before Schottenhiemer arrived and changed his mind.  But he always recited the history every time we were at the games.. Lol

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

Believe I would be right there with you if Coach Coombs would only take our money, Remy.. I would probably be even more pumped than he was, which is saying something. Haha. Really enjoying this series so far. It's definitely been humbling in its backdrop of WWII raging on and taking all that into it's proper perspective. I'm guilty sometimes myself of overvaluing a win or getting too downtrodden after a loss. The sheer levity of this series is greatly appreciated.

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

VintonCoutnyBuck,
Glad you're liking the look back at the 1942 season and thank you for the kind words.

The goal is to give everyone the feeling that they are following the team and reading the CJ in real time. Really appreciate that you and others are enjoying the trip to a time where most of us weren't alive.

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Damn phone...

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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Drunkendwarf's picture

first time venturing into this series of articles.....VERY interesting. Will have to do some catching up on previous editions. Thanks for sharing.

Orange Whip? Orange Whip? 3 Orange Whips!

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Drunkendwarf,
Glad to have you on board. Byrer and his boys did a great job covering the '42 season.

sword52's picture

When they say show pictures of previous game, I am guessing they mean film.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Sword52,
You are guessing correctly. It would have been the old reel-to-reel films. I always imagine the team in a dark, dank and smoke-filled room watching games in grainy black and white.