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The discussion of America's best college football announcer and the Keith Jackson talk in Brian's latest blog got me to start doing some research. I'm trying to compile a list of every Michigan football game Keith Jackson ever broadcast. Now, I obviously have a ton of old games but he started broadcasting long before I was born so I'm going to need some help on games from the mid-80's and before. I'll need help with the losses too since I tend to block those out to the best of my ability.
The following are UM games I know for certain that Keith did:
*2004 USC (Rose Bowl)
*2003 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*2003 Oregon (Eugene)
*2001 Washington (Seattle)
*1998 Ohio State (Columbus)
*1998 Penn State (Ann Arbor)
*1998 Washington State (Rose Bowl)
*1997 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1997 Wisconsin (Madison)
*1997 Penn State (Happy Valley)
*1997 Notre Dame (Ann Arbor)
*1997 Colorado (Ann Arbor)
*1996 Ohio State (Columbus)
*1996 Penn State (Ann Arbor)
*1996 Colorado (Boulder)
*1996 UCLA (Ann Arbor)
*1996 Illinois (Ann Arbor)
*1995 Penn State (Happy Valley)
*1994 Illinois (Champaign)
*1994 Penn State (Ann Arbor)
*1994 Colorado (Ann Arbor) Oy.
*1993 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1993 Penn State (Happy Valley)
*1992 Washington (Rose Bowl)
*1991 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1991 Florida State (Ann Arbor)
*1990 Michigan State (Ann Arbor)
*1990 Iowa (Ann Arbor)
*1990 Indiana (Bloomington)
*1990 USC (Rose Bowl)
*1989 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1989 Illinois (Champaign)
*1989 Iowa (Iowa City)
*1989 Michigan State (East Lansing)
*1989 UCLA (Pasadena)
*1989 Notre Dame (Ann Arbor)
*1989 USC (Rose Bowl)
*1988 Indiana (Ann Arbor)
*1986 Notre Dame (South Bend)
*1985 South Carolina (Columbia)
*1984 Auburn (Sugar Bowl)
*1983 Iowa (Ann Arbor)
*1982 Illinois (Champaign)
*1981 Notre Dame (Ann Arbor)
*1979 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1979 Michigan State (East Lansing)
*1977 Ohio State (Ann Arbor)
*1976 Minnesota (Ann Arbor)
*1974 Ohio State (Columbus)
Can the folks with freakishly great memories help add to this?
I received an email from one of Jarrod Wilson's coaches tonight updating on where he's at in the process. It said the following:
Coach Powers and I met with Jarrod today at 2:40 pm. He is not close to making an announcement this week. His next step will be to come back to the table at the end of the week. He has not given us any indication which way he is leaning.
I will talk with him Friday if not sooner.
So it sounds like there's nothing to report until maybe the weekend.
Instate TE Ron Thompson told me he'll be at Michigan tomorrow.
DT Danny O'Brien will be at Michigan's camp tomorrow. Danny says he's going to come out with a top five soon.
Ohio FB/RB Alden Hill was told by the coaches today to call them on Wednesday. He's expecting an offer based off of his camp performance. It wouldn't surprised me if that was what they wanted to talk about. I don't know if he would commit on the spot, but I know he really enjoyed his one on one time with Coach Jackson at camp.
Might be something to look out for on all three accounts, we'll see. *I posted this in the comments, but to make sure everyone sees it, I'm not implying anything here. We'll see if any decide to move.*
I was also told that 2013 OL Chris Fox is most likely a candidate for an early offer after his camp performance. I would expect an offer to come out for him very soon.
No really hot off the press, but I did not see it posted: ESPN published the 2011 - 2012 bowl schedule and since three B1G vs. SEC bowls take place in Florida on the same day, i.e. 1/2/12 (Outback, Capital One, Gator), I was wondering if you guys expect Michigan to participate in any of them.
The reason I'm asking is because I might take my chances and book a flight from Europe to Florida hoping to see Michigan play.
I've been in favor of most decisions of the pimp hand and the athletic department. But finally joing the ranks of the idiotic phone mascots is something I can't get behind.