FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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.
Cass Tech 2015 DE commits to Ohio at FNL
I know he wasn't heavily pursued by Michigan, but just to update his recruitment. Best of luck to him except the last week of November
Two new equipment updates for this season.
Michigan will wear the new adidas cleat/shoes, the Crazyquick. Quite a difference from the shoes we saw in the final two games of 2013.
I posted awhile ago about Michigan wearing the new adidas Shockwave Traxion socks this season. I said they will wear them at home. While that is the case, they will wear the Blue Aftershocks at home but will also don White socks on the road for the first time since 2012.
While I was in A2 today at MDen, I picked up the Blue Shockwave socks and noticed socks next to them with an identical design but White with Blue "waves"(?). While I do not see them on MDen's site or on EastBay who usually has this stuff up before MDen, they will look like this but with Blue "waves".
Home Shockwave Socks
While these do not look so hot from behind a computer screen, they seem like a toned-down version of last year's Team Speed socks in person. I did a side by side comparison of them both when I got back to the house and these won't look as crazy as last year's.
I'm glad to see the return of White socks on the road.
Michigan has unveiled a Football Student Advisory Panel of 20 students to give suggestions on how to improve the student experience for football games and boost atttendance.
"We took a step back, looked at our relationship with the students and -- as you know -- it wasn't great last year," said Hunter Lochmann, the athletic department's chief marketing officer. "We're working with the Central Student Government and in constant communication (with them), and this really helped us get that student voice in there. But we realized, 'it's great we're working with the (CSG), but let's also get more student voices in there. "What better than to take 20 of our existing student season ticket holders (and hear their voice)."
In an effort to fix the issue, the new council will feature four freshmen season ticket holders, four sophomores, four juniors, four seniors and four graduate students. Any student holding a season ticket can apply to be a part of the council, until the deadline of Aug. 8. From there, Michigan's athletic department will do its best to select a 20-person group that achieves "a cross section that mimics what the makeup of the base is -- four from each class, males and females, differing attendance rates."
I might ask why you wouldn't want imput from those who are not attending, but it is a step in the right direction.
There's 5 weeks until the start of Michigan Football and I feel the need for a great hype video.
Any way we could hold a competition for the best one of 2014? Could we do a Kickstarter to raise prize money, or does someone have really awesome tickets they could donate to the winner?