Projects M to go 8-4 (5-3) and third in the East. Projects an 8% chance of winning the B1G and a 4% chance of finishing with 1 or fewer losses.*
Calculations are based on his drive-based FEI. He notes that last year we went 3-and-out on 38% of our possessions (92nd nationally) and had an explosive drive on only 12% of our possessions (73rd nationally).
He projects OSU to win the East with a 30% chance of winning the B1G and a 31% chance of finishing with one or fewer losses. MSU is 26/17%. Over in the West, he likes Wisconsin (17/15%) and Iowa (13/16%). But the West percentages show just how unbalanced the divisions are.
*Presented without comment as to what this record would mean for Hoke, etc. Plenty of threads on that.
The Margaret Dow Towsley Museum featuring the history of Michigan Football inside Schembechler Hall was recently re-opened to the public following a $9 million renovation.
The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced that the museum will be open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The story can be seen here. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042114aaa.html
There has been much talk about the terrible home slate for football this season and what it means for ticketholders. Team 135 has to take its talents to South Bend, East Lansing and Columbus. While ND is a formiddable opponent, especially at home, I don't think that matchup is the one everyone is concerned about. However, the other two trips are each frightening in their own right. With that being said, I am pretty sure the majority of MGoBloggers are under the impression that there's no way we will win both games. I want to know which win you'd prefer if you had to choose between the two. Which would help you sleep better at night?
A.) Win @ MSU. We've lost 5 of the last 6 and Sparty fans are now rightfully obnoxious at this point in our lives, as opposed to just plain obnoxious in the past.
B.) Win @ OSU. We've lost 9 of the last 10 and Buckeyes gonna Buckeye.
p.s. Has it really come to this? Hoping for wins against at least ONE rival? I haz a sad.
Former Michigan cornerback Cullen Christian is headed to WVU after spending the past few seasons at Pitt. He committed to Tony Gibson at Michigan, followed him to Pitt, and is now going to spend his grad transfer year at WVU, where Gibson is the defensive coordinator.