Lloyd Carr used the movie “Cinderella Man” as a motivational tool after the Wolverines finished the 2005/06 season a dismal 7-5.
“Just coming back from a very uncomfortable season last year, to having things go the way we wanted it to this year; it’s that Cinderella story,” said O-lineman Rueben Riley.
No Rueben. Cinderella stories shock the world with a fairy-tale run (see: Rutgers, George Mason, Edmonton Oilers).
They aren’t teams with a top-25 pre-season ranking and a coach that finally stopped snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.