good luck with that
Since the offseason is officially over i thought we could start the season with some more great michigan memories. Great game against Purdue and a not so great OT missing game against the Buckeyes that still frustrates me. Enjoy GO BLUE!!
...NOT 7,777 days until the 2015 Michigan football season, but there are seven days. I figured there are many people who have their favorite quarterbacks to wear number seven, so I included the ones I know.
OSU sophomore receiver Noah Brown suffered a major leg injury today in practice that will probably keep him out all season long. Apparently there was a pop when he landed from a jump and people are saying EMT's had to come as well. Hopefully he has a speedy recovery.
As for OSU, this could potentially be a major blow. OSU had two of their top receivers from last year, Devin Smith and Evan Spencer, graduate and Brown was allegedly one of the best OSU players in camp thus far.
Combining this with suspensions to Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson, and Corey Smith, OSU is down 4 of their top 5 receivers against VT. It looks like Braxton Miller might play a large role in his first game as a receiver. Adding in the suspension to Bosa, it looks like whoever starts at QB for OSU this year might have a tough test against VT.
Being nostalgic (obviously) I updated this video of college football intros, now including the previews of the opponent Michigan was playing that day so you can hear the full theme in the background. Simple graphics and memorable tunes still after all these years. It starts in 1977 and goes to present day but there's very little after 2005 since that's when they started going downhill imo with ABC switching to ESPN on ABC and, you know, BTN taking over many games.
I loved all the ABC themes from the late 80's through the 90's and the 90's ESPN theme, to me, just screams college football. It's epic.
0:01 - ABC - 1977 Michigan/Texas A&M
0:18 - ABC - 1978 Michigan/Notre Dame
0:54 - ABC - 1979 Michigan/Michigan State
1:30 - ABC - 1980 Michigan/Ohio State
2:15 - ESPN - 1981 Michigan/Minnesota
2:46 - CBS - 1982 Michigan/Purdue
3:33 - PASS - 1985 Michigan/Maryland
4:22 - ABC - 1985 Michigan/South Carolina
5:11 - TNT - 1986 Michigan/Florida State
5:36 - CBS - 1986 Michigan/Ohio State
6:34 - ABC - 1987 Michigan/Iowa
7:30 - ABC - 1989 Michigan/Illinois
7:53 - ESPN - 1989 Michigan/Minnesota
8:17 - ABC - 1991 Michigan/Iowa
8:43 - ESPN (version 1) - 1992 Michigan/Northwestern
9:29 - ESPN (version 2) - 1993 Michigan/Iowa
9:52 - ABC - 1996 Michigan/Colorado
10:17 - CBS - 1999 Michigan/Syracuse
10:50 - ABC (BCS theme) - 2000 Michigan/Alabama
11:51 - ESPN - 2000 Michigan/Penn State
12:10 - ABC - 2001 Michigan/Iowa
12:55 - ESPN - 2005 Michigan/Northwestern
13:12 - ESPN on ABC - 2011 Michigan/Illinois
What streak am I talking about?
Hint #1: One of these is not like the others (pay attention to year):
- Bennie Oosterbann (1948)
- Bump Elliot (1959)
- Bo (1969)
- Moeller (1990)
- Lloyd Carr (1995)
- Rich Rod (2008)
- Hoke (2011)
Bennie Oosterbann did something none of the other coaches did in their first year. He was the only one of the group to beat Michigan State in his first year of head coach.
Oosterban beat both MSU and OSU in his first year (9-0 record in 1st year).
Bump beat OSU, but lost to MSU 34-8 (4-5 record in 1st year).
Bo, well, I think we all know he beat OSU, but lost to MSU 23-12 (8-3 in 1st year).
Moeller beat OSU, but lost to MSU 28-27 (9-3 in 1st year).
Lloyd beat OSU, but lost to MSU 28-25 (9-4 in 1st year).
Rich Rod lost to OSU, and lost to MSU 35-21 (3-9 in 1st year).
Hoke beat OSU, but lost to MSU 28-14 (11-2 in 1st year).
So, my question is, does this knowledge impact your answer to the question we've seen floating around this board about 1000x the past couple weeks:
Who would you rather Michigan beat this year, MSU or OSU? The obvious answer is both, but I think I'll have to stick to my gut and say I'd rather see us beat Urban. He's a wildfire that nobody can contain. Of course, if Michigan beating OSU puts MSU in the B1G Championship game, with a shot at the playoff, well.....then I give up!