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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 9:07 a.m.

Remembering the 1964 Michigan football team and a special souvenir

By Staff

The 1964 Michigan football team went 9-1, and its only loss came in a 21-20 defeat against Purdue.

It's also a team that walked away from the season with a unique souvenir, a football-shaped charm. There's a fine story behind the charm, and Greg Dooley tells it well on his blog with help from 1964 team captain Jim Conley. It's a story that centers around Conley, then coach Bump Elliott and the feared command of athletic director Fritz Crisler.