so much for that
The last time played in a Kickoff Classic game was on August 26, 1995 in the Pigskin Classic against Virginia. It was the first game for then-interim head coach Lloyd Carr. This was the one and only time in Michigan history that another team's name was painted in the endzones at Michigan Stadium.
The Pigskin Classic lived up to it's name for obivous reasons. Hopefully the 'Classic' tomorrow is just like this.
GO BLUE!!! Beat bama!!!
On this eve of the new college football season, I’ve already started to become a bit sentimental. Starting tomorrow we will watch one of the single most important figures in the history of Michigan football play the first game of his final season in the Maize and Blue. From his first snap against Western where he made the collect minds of the Michigan faithful blow out the back of their skulls, to the Notre Dame game last year, Denard has made Michigan fans hopeful again. His exuberant smile and dedication to our favorite university has made him a beloved figure in Michigan lore.
Denard, I think I speak on behalf of the Michigan faithful when saying, “Thank you!” Thank you for being a fantastic representative of the University of Michigan in the national spotlight. Thank you for bringing Michigan football back from the depths of Hell. Thank you for everything that you’ve done. I look forward to watching you play your final season in a Michigan uniform.
I guess to end this short but earnest post; I would like to ask the MGoFaithful what their favorite Denard moment has been?
After reading so many Michigan fans' opinions about what the Wolverines have to accomplish to win this game, I am interested in hearing what your predictions are for the final score. Also, what will be the most notable aspects of the game as you imagine looking back on it?
Michigan 26, Alabama 24
Norfleet and/or Hayes makes significant contribution(s). Saban's face turns a shade of red never before identified.
The key I will be looking for early on is how Craig Roh holds up against the double-team from the tackle and tight end. If he can hold his ground, we can handle their running game all right. If not, we are going to be in inside-zone/outside-zone hell to the strong side all night.
Prediction: I believe Roh will do all right, giving us a chance in this game.
As football season is upon us, I thought it may be interesting to hear about MGoUsers' first games in the Big House. Was it memorable, or was it a body-bag snoozer? For me, my first game was against Bernie Kosar and YTM as a 14-year old kid, with M picking him off several times for the win (a nod to Wolverine Historian and the 10 years ago thread, some comments about the Phil Brabbs game being people's first brought this to mind).
I didn't see that this was posted (if so please delete), but this is a pretty good hype video.