So I made a seating section switch for this year. After 5 years of being in Section 5, I moved my seats to Section 19. I figured both sections look straight at the South goal line, but at least in Section 19, I will be able to be on the Michigan sideline, have the cheerleaders in front of me, and be able to hear the band a lot better.
All of this turned out to be true, but I wasn't very happy with a few things in my new section that put a kink in my experience against Air Force:
1) People seemed more uptight in this area. They sat almost all the time except for big plays and big 3rd/4th downs with M on defense. There was one loud guy a few rows behind me that kept getting dirty looks. It just seems very quiet in the area also.
2) No easy out. Noticed there are 2 entrance/exits on the east side, but only 1 on the west side. It took me 15 minutes to get out to the concourse. In section 5, it never took me more than 1-2 minutes.
3) No easy bathrooms. Maybe I missed the easy bathroom, but I sure didn't see one. In section 5, there is both a men's and women's just outside and rarely have lines.
Also, I found out during the Nebraska game last year that I was sitting next to 1964 team captain Jim Conley when I was in section 5. Wish I would have figured that out much earlier in the season.
Anyway, the point of this long post is to get recommendations/advice from other board members on their observations in this section or other sections. Obviously this could have just been one odd game, but I want to figure out if I want to make another section switch. Thanks in advance!
With all the money spent on the stadium renovations and scoreboards, isn't time to update the sound system for the band. I sit on the visitor side of the field on the 10 yard line 60 rows up and I cannot hear the band during halftime at all. On Saturday, the Air Force band with its 30 members was louder than our band with 300 members. I really believe it is time to put live mics on the band members. Anyone else having a tough time hearing the band?
So as you read most of the recruiting talking heads it is assumed that the battle for Derrick Green's services is down to us and Auburn. If so how much does the impact of wins, loses, and general perception of where the team is headed affect the recuits choice of schools? Comparing schedules over the next little bit . . .
Michigan - 1-1
@ Notre Dame
Auburn - 0-2
In case you missed it, ULM just beat #8 Arkansas. Yes John L. Smith, and yes they had their QB injured, but ULM played a really good game. That being said as schedules are looked at LSU will beat Auburn, and Arkansas will have their QB back by the time they go to Auburn. If things go as planned and we are 4-1 in through our first five, and Auburn is 1-4, does that change things for Green? What is your opinion?
Denard for Offensive Player and Devin Funchess for Freshman of the week.