Photo: Longtime IU coach & his Michigan blanket

Mallory Family

BTN showed a great pregame moment between the Mallory family during the Indiana-Michigan game Saturday afternoon. Bill Mallory, the patriarch of the family and the former longtime Indiana coach (1984-1996), turned some heads with his blanket of choice at a wet Michigan Stadium. Yep, that’s a Michigan blanket!

To be fair, he has a son on both coaching staffs (Doug, Indiana’s defensive coordinator; Curt, Michigan’s secondary coach) and the game was at the Big House.

Can’t blame a proud papa for not wanting to pick a side, right?

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shookwriter27 on 10/19/2013 @ 6:51pm EDT Said:

I always thought it must be hard on Bill Mallory when his other Mike was at Illinois and Curt was at Indiana.

Al Pittman on 10/19/2013 @ 9:58pm EDT Said:

It’s fine Coach, I would do the same if it were me, Your still the best coach IU has ever had, live long and prosper.

Matt Schnorr on 10/21/2013 @ 3:19pm EDT Said:

maybe he forgot the IU blanket–Corso has it!! There was a fun coach , after a tough loss to Purdue in 78 somehow i got into the locker room at Purdue and had to give them a Give them Hell LEE Shout–bet he still reambers that))))