Tuesday September 15th, 2015

The University of Michigan prepared a video montage narrated by James Earl Jones before its 35–7 win against Oregon State last Saturday.

Jones initially enrolled at Michigan as a pre-med major and joined the ROTC program before eventually switching majors to study drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance. He graduated in 1955.

In his speech, Jones said:

“This is the University of Michigan where we respect integrity and honor excellence. We are loyal Wolverines. Standing for Midwestern values, hard work, determination and an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. We are the best university in the world. Students athletes and professors achieving to the highest level. This is our legacy and our future. We are proud members of the BIG Ten Conference in pursuit of national championships. We have won more games than anyone in the country. No one has won more. We believe in football... championship football. We shy away from no challenge or opponent. We bow to no man. We bow to no program. We are Michigan.”

Michigan will play UNLV at home on Saturday.

Watch Jones's speech and the Michigan montage below (starting at the 1:41 mark):

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