Yes, Jordan Kovacs and Roy Roundtree had to make a YouTube video asking fans (read: students) to arrive early for the Northwestern game (they didn't).
Can you imagine students leaving large chunks of The Big House student section empty when Bo was coach?
In fact, while the actual video was lost, we here at the MZone discovered the following transcript in the Bentley Historical Library. It's from a shoot on November 11, 1980 at Michigan's old practice facility. It was supposed to be just quarterback John Wangler and wide receiver Anthony Carter. But it didn't turn out that way.
Here, for the first time, is the transcript from the shoot:
JOHN WANGLER: Hi, I'm John Wangler.
JW: And we need you at the stadium Saturday for our game against Northwestern.
AC: Please come early to the largest stadium in college foot--
BO SCHEMBECHLER: What the hell is going on in here?!
BO STORMS OVER TO WANGLER AND CARTER.
JW: We're making a 16 millimeter film.
BO: What goddam 16 millimeter film?!
AC: One for if they ever invent a way for people all over the world to watch and share short clips on their TRS-80s some day.
BO: What the hell is this film about?!
AC: Asking students to come early to the game.
JW: So they don't show up late.
BO: Are you [BLEEP] kidding me?! Give me that damn camera!
BO GRABS THE CAMERA AND POINTS IT DIRECTLY AT HIMSELF. HE GLARES INTO IT:
BO: You are students at the greatest university in the country. You have an opportunity for a very short period in your lives to watch and support the winningest college football team in the history of intercollegiate athletics. In The Big House. Where legends like Fielding H. Yost and Fritz Crisler coached. Where players like Tom Harmon, Jim Mandich and Rick Leach brought home Big Ten titles. Where the best marching band in America plays the greatest college fight song in all the land.
GETTING AGITATED, BO STARTS POINTING AT THE CAMERA. SEEMINGLY RIGHT AT THE VIEWER.
BO: A Michigan Man does not need to be asked to come watch his team play. A Michigan Man doesn't have to be begged to support his school. A Michigan Man shows up before the band takes the field and doesn't leave until the final whistle. Win or lose. Rain or shine. I will give the tickets away to the thousands of real Michigan fans who would drive across the entire state for the chance to watch the University of Michigan football team play before I let a bunch of Michigan students in name only show up late. If they can't show up on time, I don't want them in my damn stadium! And I will close the goddam student section down before I beg students to come watch their team!
BO MOTIONS TO THE CAMERAMAN.
BO: Now turn this [BLEEP] camera off.
BO TURNS TO FACE WANGLER AND CARTER.
BO: And you two get your asses back on the practice field.
BO STORMS OFF, GRUMBLING AS HE GOES.
BO: Begging students to come to a Michigan game. Over my dead body.