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A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Per @umichfootball on Twitter.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The athletic departments at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas have reached an agreement in principle to play the first-ever home-and-home football series between two of college football's most recognizable programs. The two schools rank first (Michigan, 912) and third (Texas, 876) in all-time victories.
The Wolverines will host the Longhorns at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024. The return trip by Michigan to Austin will take place on Sept. 4, 2027.
"A match-up of this magnitude doesn't come along all that often, and when it does it's special for both programs and the great fans that support each institution," said Brady Hoke, U-M's J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. "This also is a special series for all fans of college football, and I anticipate great games just like the first contest played between the two programs."
I'll be 29 when they play in 2024 in Ann Arbor. And when they play in 2027 in Austin, It will be the 100th anniversary of Michigan Stadium and the 30th anniversary of the 1997 national championship....
Title pretty much says it all. Link to source:
Added an OT on for good measure
Ty Isaac's appeal was denied. He'll sit out the season.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 17, 2014
Isaac is the team's scout RB right now, will have 3 years left starting in 2015.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 17, 2014
Considering the team's depth at RB, this is good news.
To get an idea of how Michigan stacks up against Utah, I took at look at the closest thing that we have to a comparison. In back to back weeks, Fresno State played Utah (9/6) and Nebraska (9/13). Here’s a comparison of how Fresno State faired against their respective defenses.
Items to keep in mind:
-Utah played Fresno State at home; Nebraska played on the road at Fresno
-I looked at Fresno State’s top two leading rushers from each game
-Fresno appears to have had a QB competition. They played two against Utah, but settled on one for Nebraska. Brian Burrell played the entire fourth quarter against Utah and both drives resulted in touchdowns. Burrell then took every snap against Nebraska.
-Week 2 to week 3 improvement caveat
-There is no transitive property in football
|Fresno State Offense v. Utah||Fresno State Offense v. Nebraska|
|Weather||Salt Lake City: HI 87 LO 62, 0.10” precipitation||Fresno: HI 102 LO 72, 0” precipitation|
|QBs||Brandon Connette: 16/24 177 yards, 7.4 avg., 1 td 0 int||Brian Burrell: 30/59, 241 yards, 4.1 avg., 1 td 0 int|
|Brian Burrell: 8/16 106 yards 6.6 avg. 2 td 0 int||None|
|Rushing Yards||55 (not a typo; see below)||105|
|Tailback #1||Marteze Waller: 15 carries, 61 yards, 4.1 ypc, long 23||Brian Burrell: 9 carries, 59 yards, 6.6 ypc, long 66 (no typo)|
|Tailback #2||Brandon Connette: 16 carries, 40 yards, 2.5 ypc, long 13||Josh Quezada: 10 carries, 28 yards, 2.8 ypc, long 16|
|Drives on offense||16||18|
I didn't want to clutter the chart, so if there is additional data you feel is pertinent, please share.
There's a nice article on Bryan Mone in this morning's Freep. His story is inspirational, and he is yet another in the parade of high character guys on Michigan's team.
Mone is Tongan, and is strongly motivated by his brother, 7 years older, with significant physical and mental limitations.
Houma, another Tongan from Utah, was instrumental in Mone's recruitment. The sky is the limit for Bryan.
He has Hoke teaching his position and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison comparing him to another Tongan, Haloti Ngata, whom Mattison coached with the Baltimore Ravens. Mone has a long way to reach that, but there's a goal.