"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
If you were out and about last Saturday in Ann Arbor (or like me, attempting to be and realizing that was a mistake) you'll welcome this week's weather, even though it'll still be a bit chilly! High pressure across the northern plains will move into the Great Lakes region for the weekend - so you may want the winter coat and the sunglasses! Despite some sun, highs will top out in the low 40s.
Pack the crockpot, pour a hot coffee, and grab your winter gear if you're headed out to tailgate! If you're going someplace where your set-up is on the grass, you may also want the boots - it could be a little soggy after the rain we received Friday. Starting off our day around 30 degrees, but a light NE wind will have it feeling like the mid 20s - it's a good game to break out those little hand warmers! We also start the day with cloud cover, but it'll decrease throughout the day. You may want to make sure you bring some cash for a hot chocolate during this game - brr!
Clouds will clear out more and more for the afternoon, so we'll have some sunshine for the first half of the game. That'll help boost our temps too! Partly cloudy and 39 degrees for the start of the game. Winds will be out of the NNE at about 5-7mph (just light enough to feel a breeze) giving us a wind chill a few degrees colder.
42 degrees for the half - when we hopefully see our boys ahead going into that locker room! This is the warmest we'll get for the day, so enjoy those low 40s while they last! Some sun, but especially if you don't have a cusion on that bench, this is probably when you're spending that $20 on the hot chocolate haha :) Winds remain out of the NNE at about 6mph, so it'll feel more like the upper 30s throughout the second half of the game.
More sunshine leaving the stadium, and hopefully our spirits are just as bright after beating those... (insert your favorite word here). With the sun setting just after 5pm, temps will fall quickly. We're back down to around 30 degrees if you're headed out to dinner. The plus side is, the winds turn calm, so we don't have much of a wind chill to worry about. With clearing skies, we drop to the mid 20s for the late-night hours. If you're staying out til last call, it's going to be a quick walk to the car or cab, and you'll definitely want your winter coat as we'll be down to 20 degrees! Let's go blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for ABC in Flint, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Didn't think anything regarding a former player was OT, but on the eve of the game you never know. Glad for Fitz he's been activated, and even moreso on my Steelers. He definitely has an opportunity to make a positive impact and get some good playing time with Bell injured. Hopefully he's PoorDamnToussaint no longer!
Had this game going on the laptop while MBB was playing (and beating) Texas. Was 5-0 by the time MBB's game ended.
Michigan went up 3-0 not even in 10 minutes into the game with Tyler Motte scoring two of the 3 and Cooper Marody getting one.
In the second period, Werenski and Evan Allen scored just 43 seconds apart to give Michigan a 5-0 lead.
Dartmouth has one of if not the worst PP defense in the country. Michigan contributed some more to that number as the Wolverines went 4-for-5 on the PP.
Nieves scored his second of this season in the 3rd and Werenski added another goal late to give Michigan a 7-0 win.
Steve Racine's second shutout win of his career. The scoreboard displayed Dartmouth outshooting Michigan by a couple, but I don't know how accurate that was. Didn't seem like it.
Michigan is now 7-2-1 and will face Dartmouth again tomorrow at 7:35 on an MGoBlue.com free stream.
SIAP: ESPN College Gameday will air #ChadTough Feature / Harbaugh Tweets @ Rap Group "Migos" / CMU With #ChadTough Stickers
Just days before Chad Carr lost his battle with brain cancer, ESPN came to Ann Arbor to document his story for a segment that was set to air on its Saturday morning College GameDay program.
The network announced that the feature will air Saturday, Nov. 28, at about 10:10 a.m., ahead of the Michigan-Ohio State game's noon kickoff.
(Jehu Chesson's touchdown "celebration")
I was perusing statistics via mgoblue and wanted to compare the offensive production from this year with the prior year. A few tidbits:
- Through 11 games, Rudock has completed 64.4% of his passes for 16 TD's vs. 9 INTs.
- In order to replicate the success of 2014, he will have to throw for -580 yards and 6 INTs tomorrow while somehow accounting for -103 points.
- Also, our defense will have to surrender 105 points to match 2014 opponent offensive production.
- HAIL HARBAUGH