Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Per @umichfootball just now
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan and University of Washington will renew an old rivalry when the two football programs meet for a home-and-home series during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. This will be the 13th and 14th meetings between the two schools.
The Wolverines will travel to Seattle, Wash., for the matchup on Sept. 5, 2020, at Husky Stadium. The return trip by the Huskies will take place at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021.
"We are excited to rekindle a rivalry that has showcased some great games and great teams for both programs," said Brady Hoke, U-M's J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. "There have been some exciting, down-to-the-wire football games between Michigan and Washington and we anticipate the same type of contests when this series is played at the outset of the next decade."
This will be the fifth time that the two programs have played a home-and-home series.
Michigan and Washington have met on 12 previous occasions with the Wolverines holding a 7-5 edge. U-M has a 3-1 record at Michigan Stadium and is 2-2 at Husky Stadium. The two programs have played in the Rose Bowl on four instances, with each team claiming two championship trophies.
Michigan won the most recent meeting between the two teams. Philip Brabbs converted a 44-yard field as time expired to provide 13th-ranked Michigan with the season-opening 31-29 victory over 11th-ranked Washington (Aug. 31, 2002). Michigan missed three field goal attempts prior to Brabbs first career conversion.
Get a load of the non-confs of the future.
|9/12||vs Oregon State|
|9/2||Florida (Cowboys Classic)|
|9/16||vs Air Force|
|9/12||vs Ball State|
|9/19||vs Virginia Tech|
|9/11||at Virginia Tech|
|No games scheduled yet|
This is the last weekend until February with no (meaningful) football. Anyone have fun plans? Wives/GF's taking advantage of the official end of summer? I think I'll be spending time with my girlfriend's new niece, watching chick flicks, and drinking whatever wine she told me that I like. Also, I expect to be in church and at brunch, somewhere in DC on Afternoon.
Tune in to channel 91 at 4pm, It's Packer and Coach Hawkins till 7pm (all EST).
ESPN has a good Q&A with the not real Bo http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/105746/qa-with-the-man-behind-fauxpelini
Phil Steele has updated his BIG rankings. Surprisingly, he still has UM a 7 point underdog to OSU. I suppose he thinks by the time the two teams meet, Barrett will be good enough to beat UM. His view on UM's defense is very positive, which makes this even more puzzling.
3. Michigan WolverinesProjected record: 8-4Early lines on toughest games: at Michigan State (plus-7), at Ohio State (plus-7)After notching a BCS bowl win in his first season, coach Brady Hoke and the Wolverines have suffered back-to-back disappointing seasons, and Hoke already finds himself on the hot seat. Good news for Michigan fans is the return of 15 starters, which includes my No. 1 set of Big Ten LBs and DBs.The bad news is that the Wolverines have four tough road games against Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State. I have them as an underdog in each. They will improve upon last year's record, but a Big Ten championship will elude them for the 10th straight season.
I have a basic question for the board:
Is it better, in an open scrimmage, to show more on the defensive side than the offensive?
1. Make opposing offenses spend valuable practice time rehearsing against multiple blitzes
2. Give opposing defenses very little to practice against
I understand the defense is generally ahead of the offense early in the fall practices, but I am looking for a silver lining in the OL play.
I would hope the new OC would be able to call for a play designed to counter so many blitzes, but 'Nuss chose not to in order to keep it hidden for an opponent.
Is it possible the vanilla play made the OL look worse than it really is?
Or do I need to stop drinking my lunch?