mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Since Michigan opens their season on a rare (and I mean rare) Thursday night game at Utah on September 3rd, I thought I'd list the history of Michigan Football on Thursdays.
It is a very rare occasion to be playing on Thursday in the regular season. When Michigan takes the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium, it will be the program's first regular season Thursday game in exactly 110 years.
|11/22/1883||at Harvard||L 0-3|
|11/24/1887||at Harvard Club (Chicago)||W 26-0|
|11/29/1888||at U. Club (Chicago)||L 4-26|
|11/28/1889||at Chicago Athletic Association||L 0-20|
|11/26/1891||at Cleveland Athletic Association||L 4-8|
|11/30/1893||at Chicago||W 28-10|
|11/29/1894||at Chicago||W 6-4|
|11/28/1895||at Chicago||W 12-0|
|10/15/1896||vs Physicians & Surgeons||W 28-0|
|11/26/1896||at Chicago||L 6-7|
|11/25/1897||at Chicago||L 12-21|
|11/24/1898||at Chicago||W 12-11|
|11/30/1899||Wisconsin||L 5-17||Played in Chicago, IL|
|11/29/1900||at Chicago||L 6-15|
|11/28/1901||Iowa||W 50-0||Played in Chicago, IL|
|11/27/1902||vs Minnesota||W 23-6|
|10/8/1903||vs Albion||W 76-0|
|11/26/1903||at Chicago||W 28-0|
|11/30/1905||at Chicago||L 0-2|
|1/1/1948||#8 USC||W 49-0||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1970||#5 USC||L 3-10||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1976||#3 Okahoma||L 6-14||Orange Bowl|
|1/1/1987||#7 Arizona State||L 15-22||Rose Bowl|
|12/28/1995||#19 Texas A&M||L 20-22||Alamo Bowl|
|1/1/1998||#8 Washington State||W 21-16||Rose Bowl|
|1/1/2004||#1 USC||L 14-28||Rose Bowl|
Thanksgiving Day football was an early Michigan tradition. In fact, Michigan and Chicago are credited as being the originators of Thanksgiving Day football.
Michigan is 9-8 in Thanksgiving Day games, 15-14 on Thursday overall and 13-9 in Thursday regular season games.
This will be Michigan's first road game season opener that is a night game since Gary Moeller debuted as Michigan's head coach in 1990 at #1 Notre Dame.
edit: there's the news
edit 2: release from the motherboard. sorry my formatting sucks
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football coaches will work at nine summer football camps across the country. The Wolverine coaches have been hired to coach camps in Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Michigan.
"We are excited to go across the country and teach youth football in these communities," said Jim Harbaugh, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Head Football Coach. "This is a great way for us to continue to be ambassadors for the great game of football."
The full coaching staff and coach Harbaugh will participate at each of the camps across the country.
Following are the nine camps that the Michigan Football program has been hired to work: Football Summer Swarm Tour 2015
June 4 - Bishop Chatard Football Camp, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 5 - Prattville Elite Football Camp, Prattville, Alabama
June 6 - USF One Day Camp, Tampa, Florida
June 7 - Lauren's First & Goal Camp, Easton, Pennsylvania
June 8 - Aldine "Elite" College Football Camp, Houston, Texas
June 9 - Dallas Showtyme Elite Football Camp, Grand Prairie, Texas
June 10 - Mission Viejo Football Camp, Mission Viejo, California
June 11 - DB Guru Football Camp, Fresno, California
June 12 - Sound Mind Sound Body Camp, Detroit, Michigan
Communications Contact: David Ablauf, Zach Eisendrath (734) 763-4423 Learn about 2015 Michigan Football season tickets. MGOBLUE
It's no secreet that JH is an emotional, high octane coach whose style infects his players with enthusiasm. I personally find that style of coaching entertaining and seemingly a great fir for the college game. However,there are other college and professional coaches who have been a bit less demonstative, yet also experienced a great degree of success. I think Harbaugh is reminiscent of the Bo, Lombardi and George Allen school of coaching. The other side of the coin: Tom Landry, Bill Walsh and other, more stoic coaches.
What are your thoughts regarding style, fit and potential for generall overall success (wins) and more specifically, at Michigan?
Will Michigan host a night game in 2015? Signs are now pointing to no. I know the late starts generate a lot of debate, but I actually like at least one night game a year. This article was created in part because lately there have been doubts about whether or not Michigan will host a night game this year.
On Tuesday, Rivals mods posted in a thread that they are hearing from the administration that Michigan has backed away from having MSU as a night game and are now hearing that BYU or any other team for that matter may be ruled out as well. The AD doesn't want a November night game or a home opener night game. That leaves UNLV (not really an option, BYU (a very good option in my opinion), Northwestern and Rutgers. Count Rutgers out for the November cold and Northwestern may not move the needle much.
Personally, I would be disappointed to miss a night game at the Big House this year? How does everyone else feel about this?
Edit: I did email the Athletic Department on this subject Tuesday and the response I received was that they were waiting on ABC/ESPN to finalize some TV times before an announcement was made. So, maybe this isn't over just yet.
Saline RB Kevin Gross commits to M as a preferred walk on. He says that going to a school with high academic standards was key for him and he wasn't sure if he would get an offer that made sense. Apparently Harbaugh assured him that preferred walk on status would not affect his opportunity to play if he proves he is the best option.