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If These Walls Could Talk: Michigan Football Stories from Inside the Big House

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hired by Bo Schembechler in 1974, Michigan equipment manager Jon Falk has forged a colorful legacy among the coaches, players, and the University of Michigan s faithful fans. Falk s encyclopedic knowledge of Wolverines football traditions and history make him a vital component of the staff that transforms talented college football players into true Michigan Men. And in his ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Triumph Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 24, 2015 Drew rated it liked it
This book will only appeal to you if you're a University of Michigan football fan. In that case, you'll find the stories in it fun and interesting. The overall themes (Equipment managers are a vital part of any football team, Jon Falk was a great equipment manager, Falk was a go-between between the players and the coaches, Falk loves Michigan football, Falk was beloved by all) are repeated many times, and get a little repetitive by the end. The inside stories about the coaches, players, and game ...more
Aug 04, 2015 Chapronrin rated it liked it
This is a University of Michigan football feel good book. Without doubt, Jon Falk with over 35 years of up-close experience with many coaches and players was among the best qualified to write it. The book is a tribute in many ways to Falk himself as he shares so many stories of UM football and receives accolades from so many former coaches and players. Falk has retired from his equipment manager position for the UM football program. This book was a fitting tribute to his work there. If you like ...more
Feb 26, 2011 Norm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a nice behind the scenes look at Michigan football from their longtime equipment manager Jon Falk. He has some great insights on the coaches he's worked for there, starting with coaching legend Bo Schembechler (it was Bo that hired him in 1974) all the way to recently released Rich Rodriguez. It's not a pretty job, but it is an integral one and with this book you get a really good idea of what it entails. I enjoyed the look back, even if some of the facts on where games took place were a li ...more
Mitchell Redies
I think it was a really good book. I like how it talked a lot about Bo because he is one of the most notable figures in Michigan Football history. It had very good details on how the program worked, and told me a lot of things that i never knew went on in college football programs.
Mar 23, 2016 Braden added it
Tells about the stories of Michigan football and the games inside the historic stadium the Big House. Jon Falk was one of the best at his job at Michigan. Worked for the team for along time and is one of the best.
Jan 20, 2012 Mike rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-sport
If you're a Michigan fan and read one book about the history and tradition, this is a must read. Very well written with Jon Falk and Dan Ewald, which paints a great picture of what Michigan football stands for and the respect it garnishes. This book would get rather boring for a non-Michigan football fan, but for a Michigan fan the stories from Big Jon are priceless! I found myself smiling and at times in a sense of awe of the stories about Bo and who he was as a person.

Jon Falk was and is trul
Christopher J.j.
Feb 16, 2015 Christopher J.j. rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
Ehhhh. I am big Michigan fan (double alum). Some of the stories were okay. NOT in chronological order.
Jul 17, 2013 Lori rated it it was amazing
great behind the scenes look at the greatest football program. personal stories that will bring a tear to your eye and smile and laugh also.
Brian Bundesen
May 03, 2011 Brian Bundesen rated it liked it
This is a Must Read for every Michigan football fan. It gives a great insiders view of the program through the glory years.
Jan 11, 2011 Jocelyn rated it liked it
Shelves: sports, michigan, football
A little repetitive but a lot feel-good Michigan football stories.
Aug 21, 2010 Peter rated it it was amazing
If you ever loved Michigan Football a fun read.
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