Just two games after Michigan’s national championship season in 1997, the mob that comprised the Wolverine faithful was looking for blood. The target this time was a fourth-year senior quarterback from California named Tom Brady. Michigan had lost its first two games in the fall of ’98 to Notre Dame and a Donovan McNabb-led Syracuse team, and many fans were hoping that Brady would hit the bench never to be seen again.

Bob Hunt
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was often criticized at Michigan.
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Bob Hunt

This was because Michigan coach Lloyd Carr had one Drew Henson waiting in the wings. If you don’t recall, Henson defined the term “Golden Boy.” Henson was

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