Fielding Yost en What does it mean to be a "Michigan Man"? <p>The term &ldquo;Michigan Man&rdquo; probably goes back to the day men arrived at Michigan.</p><p>But it&rsquo;s taken more than a few twists and turns since &ndash; and not always for the better.</p><p>Fielding Yost gave the term &ldquo;Michigan Man&rdquo; a boost when he started using it in his speeches.</p><p>But the phrase really took off in 1989, when Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler announced he was firing basketball coach Bill Frieder, on the eve of the NCAA basketball tournament, because Frieder had signed a secret deal to coach Arizona State the next season.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:36:45 +0000 John U. Bacon 4655 at What does it mean to be a "Michigan Man"?