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Contrary to the "everyone is just squeezed in", Dave Brandon claims that students aren't showing up for kick off, or at all-
Last weekend, athletic director Dave Brandon said there were 11,000 empty seats — there are approximately 22,000 student tickets — for the noon kickoff against Northwestern. It only sparsely filled in as the game went on.
Apparently it's a problem at big, non-early games too.
For the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Michigan State on Oct. 20, there were 3,500 no-shows, Brandon said. And, another 1,000 students came in and validated their tickets to re-sell, bringing the total to 4,500 no-shows.r
Though it's not not just Michigan Students-
There is a trend," Brandon said. "I talked to my colleagues across college football and it's becoming more and more difficult to deal with the number of no-shows in the student section and the fact they arrive so late."
There seems to be an actually change over time by students, if not just by locale.
If Denard is not able to "go" on Saturday . . . WHAT would be a fitting way for the fans/coaches/Michigan community to honor him after the game?
The original snake oil kid is all grown up.
Saw this yesterday:
No time like the present to start thinking about the game.
Statistics are funny things and always need to be taken in context, but there is no-effing-way I would ever believe we would be this late in the year with the #1 Pass Defense without Countess playing more than a few series. It is actually inconceivable. Yes the Big Ten is down, but they still do drop back and pass the ball. Absolutely incredible job by Mallory getting this group to play with confidence and technique. There are not enough points to minus from Gibson to add to Mallory, tip of the hat.
ESPN is carrying ACC action tonight - Virginia vs. North Carolina.
As we pick up the game, it is 0-0 with 9:47 to go in the first quarter. An exchange of stunted, bumbling drives started the game basically.