The Michigan Football Captains Show with:
Andy Cannavino - University of Michigan, Captain 1980, All American; USFL Football Player, Michigan Panthers, Chicago Blitz
Eric Anderson - University of Michigan, Captain 1991, All American; NFL Football Player, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins
Rod Payne - University of Michigan, Captain 1996, All American; NFL Football Player, Baltimore Ravens
Al Borges - University of Michigan Football Offensive Coordinator (2011-13); Auburn University Offensive Coordinator (2004-07); Auburn University Football
December 14, 2022
With Michigan Football undefeated and preparing to play in the college football playoffs, we couldn’t think of a better group of people to talk to about it all than this group!
Fish is joined in the Aquarium by three former captains, and a former Michigan Football Offensive Coordinator to talk about the Wolverines.
Andy Cannavino, Linebacker and Captain of the 1980 team under Bo Schembechler kicks things off. That squad started 1-2 and then finished as one of the greatest defenses in Michigan football history finishing the last five games of the season only allowing 9 points, including handing Bo his first Rose Bowl victory over Washington. Cannavino became one of the leading tacklers in Michigan history, and was the only unanimous selection as a first-team player on the 1980 Associated Press All Big Ten football team. He later played professional football in the USFL from 1983 to 1984 for the Michigan Panthers and Chicago Blitz. He has one of the all time best ‘Bo’ stories too!
Eric Anderson, also a Michigan Linebacker and Captain in 1991. As a senior Eric won the Butkus Award as the best collegiate linebacker in the country, was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten, and was selected as a first-team All-American. He is the only player in Michigan history to lead the team in tackles for FOUR consecutive years, and his 390 tackles at Michigan ranks third in 143 years of team history. Anderson also played NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins.
Al Borges, former Michigan offensive coordinator handles segment three. Al was instrumental in leading the 2011 team to an 11-2 record, and a win in the 2012 Sugar Bowl, Michigan's first BCS bowl game since the 2006 season. Borges joined the Auburn Tigers staff in 2004. Auburn went 41-9 in the four seasons Borges was the offensive coordinator. He led the 2004 Auburn team to an undefeated 13-0 season. His book “Deny of the Tiger’ is out now.
We wrap up with Rod Payne, Center, First Team All American and Captain of the 1996 Michigan Football team. Payne started 40 games during his four years at the University of Michigan, including 37 consecutive games. Payne was twice named first team All Big Ten, and in 1996 was named the Most Valuable Player on the Michigan team.
All four join Fish to talk Michigan football. You can’t find a better group to talk about Michigan Football and it’s as good as it gets today in the very Maize and Blue Aquarium!