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Franklin quarterbacked Michigan during the 1972, 1973, and 1974
seasons. Michigan went 30-2-1 during that span - with both losses and
the tie against Ohio State - and therefore Ohio State went to the Rose Bowl
every year. In those days, only one team from each conference could go
to a bowl game so Michigan stayed at home. That changed in 1975 when Ohio State (led by Archie
Griffith) defeated Michigan 21-14. Runner up Michigan played (and
lost) in the Orange Bowl....but 1975 was too late for hard luck quarterback
Dennis Franklin - Franklin graduated in 1974 with probably the most wins over a 3 year span without a bowl
bid to show for it.