Since the Michigan and Wisconsin football teams first played each other in 1892, Michigan has won a decisive 80% of those games.
The difference was one man: Bo Schembechler, who beat the Badgers 18 of 19 times. If Schembechler had coached Wisconsin, instead of Michigan, the record would be almost even.
That actually almost happened. And it all came down to a 40-minute meeting, 43 years ago.
Schembechler became the head coach of his alma mater, Miami of Ohio, in 1963, at the ripe old age of 33. After Miami won its league title in 1965 and ’66, Wisconsin came calling for the head coach.