that is nice bonus change
High pressure moving over Nebraska will continue to slide eastward Saturday morning. This will cause winds to shift overnight to become southerly for tomorrow, and we'll also see clouds build in ahead of an approaching low pressure system during the day/evening. The chance of precip looks to stay in northern NE and the night looks dry. Dress in layers as it's warm for tailgating and cool at night. High pressure over IA/WI will keep Ann Arbor comfortable and dry with some clouds.
If you're headed to Lincoln...
Winds shift to become southerly by sunrise, but stay light until mid-morning. Mostly clear, but still in the upper 20s at 8am! We warm up quickly, getting to 40 degrees around late lunchtime with southerly winds around 10-15mph (leaves blow about), might get a couple gusts around 20mph. Hit the high for the day in the afternoon- 49 degrees (wind chill has it feeling like low 40s) with winds out of the south at 8-10mph. Cloud cover will slowly increase throughout the day and towards kickoff, and grab the long sleeves as you head into Memorial stadium!
41 degrees for the start with mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the southeast at about 10mph.
Grab a drink to keep you warm! We'll continue to see mostly cloudy skies. Temperature lingers near 40, but expect the wind chill to have it feeling like the mid 30s. Winds are out of the southeast at 7mph.
Only dropping a couple more degrees by the end of the game, but although the temp will be at 36, expect the wind chill to make it feel more like 30! Winds stay out of the SE at about 8mph and will remain that way overnight. Still mostly cloudy as you leave the game, but we will start to see the cloud cover decrease into Sunday morning. With those last call rounds of celebration - partly cloudy skies and temps have fallen into the low 30s with wind chills in the low 20s! Some sunshine, 30 degrees, and light SE winds greet you at 8am Sunday morning. Have safe travels if you're headed to the game, and go blue!
If you're staying in Ann Arbor...
Topping out around 52 with partly sunny skies. Winds are out of the north at about 10-15mph, with gusts around 20mph in the afternoon. 43 degrees and partly cloudy for the game's start, but cloud cover will go down during the game. Upper 30s and partly cloudy, N winds at 7mph if you're going home at the end of the game... if you're staying out to celebrate the win, we'll have mostly clear skies & temps in the mid 30s (wind chill in the upper 20s) so hopefully you grabbed that jacket!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
[ED:BISB - Changed title to avoid gender war, which the women would win because they have better attention spans and the ability to turn any argument into a slightly different argument that they can win]
Edit: I suppose I should clarify, becuase we have some excellent women on this board. Women that read Martha Stewart Magazine and save Good Housekeeping's for years so that they don't forget that "cute christmas wrap idea" have officially ruined tailgating. The rest of you may go about your business.
No, dammit. No, no, no, no, no. A tailgate is not a time to go all Martha Stewart. It is not a time to plan a fall afternoon of "activities". There are three activities at a tailgate. Eat, Drink and watch/listen to football while waiting for the game to start.
DAMMIT, Women! This is why we can't have nice things!
This, this is what you are envisioning.
This is not a tailgate. It is a fall dinner party. Schedule it for any day but Saturday, and we men will happily attend, make polite chatter, and then recuse ourselves to the basement/den to wath baseball or preseason NBA games while you do your prattling.
Beer, chips, meat, chairs and football. LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE, DAMN YOU!
Guy who had his last football Saturday ruined by a group of women who complained he wasn't "participating". I had my beer and my eyes on the TV. That is how you participate in a damned tailgate! Not by doing the friggin christmas name-draw!
[Ed-S: Bumped to diary]
|Jordan Kovacs||S||RS SR|
|Kenny Demens||LB||RS SR|
|J.T. Floyd||CB||RS SR|
If I could pick one senior to come back for another season, it would be JT Floyd. Kovacs is great and I would love another season of Big Will, C Roh, and Kenny Demens, but M seems much better equipped depth wise to deal with the loss of those 4, when compared to the CB, and the loss of JT Floyd. Brandin Hawthorne is great on ST's but his loss is the most sustainable.
Depth and experience aren't so great at Safety either, and makes me tempted to go with Kovacs, but for the missed season and uncertainty surrounding Blake Countess at CB.
|Richard Ash||DT||RS SO|
|Kenny Wilkins||DT||RS SO|
|Quinton Washington||DT||RS JR|
|Keith Heitzman||DE||RS FR|
|James Ross III||LB||FR|
|Antonio Poole||LB||RS FR|
|Jake Ryan||LB||RS SO|
|Mike Jones||LB||RS JR|
|Cameron Gordon||LB||RS JR|
|Josh Furman||S||RS SO|
|Thomas Gordon||S||RS JR|
Chad Henne was the QB for MICH for 4 years. Win percentage as starter, 70.2%
Denard is in his 3rd season as starting QB for MICH. Win percentage as starter, 69.6%
Just think those numbers are interesting.
Go Blue, Beat Nebraska
This may be a little too off topic for this time of year but it has been a slow night with another terrible Tigers game.
A Florida high school team has shown that there is no line when it comes to uniforms. Throughout the last 10 years or so, lead by Oregon, teams are getting crazier with they uniforms. And now this. Courtesy of Flo Rida.
Hopefully this stops.
Back-to-back Ron Zook Memorial Dumb Punt of the Week winner Randy Edsall's fightin' Rangoons are down to one quarterback on the roster. Danny O'Brien transferred to be the (backup) Wisconsin QB; CJ Brown, Devin Burns and Perry Hills are out for the season, leaving a linebacker as the backup quarterback. And if they didn't punt and/or miss a 33 yard field goal against NC State, they'd be playing for bowl eligibility this weekend against 1-6 Boston College.
This is why you take a qb every year.