Bob Wojnowski: Former Michigan head football coach Gary Moeller refused to die a broken man

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Gary Moeller was sweating, his voice was booming and he was gesturing excitedly inside the visitors locker room at Notre Dame Stadium. Shouts and cheers echoed off the walls. “Look at this, look at this!” Moeller said, waving a crumpled newspaper clipping. It was a Detroit News story from early that September in 1994. It quoted a Notre Dame player saying Michigan was just another opponent, not a big deal. Considering the Irish were 5-1-1 against the Wolverines previously, it was relatively innocuous, but Moeller hammered the quote all week to motivate his team. The watery gleam in his eyes — S…

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