There were a couple of people wondering about the band's schedule for Saturday given the extra festivities. Here's the latest info from the MMB newsletter:
Game Day Schedule
10:00 AM - MMB Rehearsal begins at Elbel Field
12:00 PM – Rehearsal ends
1:00 PM - The Victors Walk @ Michigan Stadium
2:00 PM - The Drumline Step Show in front of Revelli Hall
2:30 PM – Inspection on the steps of Revelli Hall
2:40 PM - Step Off for Michigan Stadium
2:55 PM - Arrive at the Big House
3:20PM - Pregame Show
3:30 PM - Kickoff - Michigan vs. UConn
In about 18 hours the first kickoff of the first game will occur at Groves Stadium for the matchup between Wake Forest and Presbyterian. Although that game may not get you excited there are 18 games that are going to be played.
Two games will be on the Big Ten Network as Indiana squares off against Towson at 7:30 pm, and Ohio State vs. Marshall
There are actually four top-25 teams that are playing today being Ohio State (2), Miami (13), USC (14), and Pitt (15).
I was wondering which game would you all most like to see. In my opinion I want to watch Ohio State vs. Marshall and Pittsburgh vs. Utah.
Here's the link for today's schedule:
By the looks of it, people in Michigan will be able to watch OSU/Marshall. To check which game you can see, here is the site:
Who will this affect more? I would assume us since UCONN is such a run heavy team!
Since the home opener now is officially 2 days away we all know how important it is for Michigan to get into this game with an early lead. This Uconn team is not a joke like Deleware State or BG. They are skilled in areas on defense and offense and for Michigan to come out with some fire, an early 7-0 lead is the way to get the fire lit. What would also be nice to see is a Uconn 3 and out if we choose to kickoff. A kickoff off return for a an early touchdown would blow the clouds out of the sky above the Big House. What's one big thing your looking to see on our first drive down field? Ball security, good passing, broken tackles, big gains, a touchdown or all of the above? If defense is our first stand of the game what key things will you be looking for?
Assuming a typical September home game against one of our friendly in-state MAC opponents (EMU, CMU, WMU, pick one, doesn't matter to me). Assume a typical crowd of 110,000, and a typical payout to whatever cannon fodder we have scheduled for that afternoon. Roughly how much does Michigan net out of one of these games, all things considered?
I have no agenda. I have no axe to grind. I'm having a discussion on another board and I'm looking for a rough idea.
As we all know, it's true. No one knows when exactly, 1year...3? or under whose leadership (RR hopefully, otherwise make that 3-5 years). People will dispute and debate the when and under whom, but no one is suggesting that it won't happen, that we won't be back. Back again as a dangerous power to be feared, coast to coast. We will again have a record string of uninterrupted bowl games. records of PPG, YAPG, total offence, top 5 recruiting classes, top 5 team in the polls, bcs bowl games habitually,top yards gains on the ground, in the air, etc.
And remember we are returning to the days of Bo and Mo and early Carr, (of Yost, Kipke, Oosterbaan, and Crisler), of championships, of beating osu, of obliterating our OOC opponents, and dominating our Big Ten brothers. Not just back to the days of recent Carr, of routine osu losses, bowl losses, 9-3, 8-4 seasons, of Appalachian St. of no safety stars or yearly lb excellence; years of poor summer "voluntary " workouts. I don't want to return to those later Carr years. They were good, and fun, (and many now only dream of one of those "disappointing" seasons for us this year). But none of us could put up with the osu bullshit, and the less than stellar ( but more than mediocre) Michigan performance.
Now we begin the beginning. We had to fall so low, so that now we may soar so high.
We are about to make history and we are all here to witness it, and be a part of it. Here we go!
GO BLUE ! !