The University of Michigan is one of the oldest western schools in point of football experience. Her most universal rival has been Chicago, although relations have long been maintained with Wisconsin and intermittently with Minnesota.

Such players as Baird, Ferbert, Henninger, Senter, Bloomingston, Bennett, Widman, McLean, Weeks, Snow, McGugin, Herrnstein and Heston have left bright records on the football tablets of the "Wolverines."

Coached in past years by graduates of several styles of play, Michigan has been since 1901 under the tutelage of F. H. Yost, under whom has been developed an offense generally described as shifting, men being drawn back frequently from the line for the purpose of attack. The ends are also frequently drawn into the backfield, their places being taken by the backs. A shifting interference, in which the point of attack is veiled, is also a feature of the Michigan play.

On defense the Michigan teams adapt their tactics to best meet the attack of their opponents, sometimes leaving three men in the secondary line of defense, sometimes two. Generally considered, it might be termed shifting, like the offense.

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