It's turning out NOT to be a good day in sports. THE expert in college football, the great Beano Cook, has passed away at the age of 81.
Dealing with Beano in U-M Sports Information Dept. was nothing like hearing him on the TV. He never pressured any of us for information and treated EVERYONE, from lead SID to lowly intern, with respect.
But, damn, he loved the game and KNEW the sport better than almost everyone. He never clowned his way to popularity; just took the role of curmudgeon in stride.
His voice and wisdom is already missed!