With all of the off-season excitement and now new Michigan uniforms, I finally started to look more closely at the Michigan's first opponent, Hawai'i, who will come to play the Wolverines on Saturday, September 3 in Ann Arbor.
I'm sure over the next couple of weeks game previews will thoroughly explain why the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are just "gonna die" in that game given Michigan's superior team talent, strength, experience level, depth and coaching, etc. and Hawai'i's new team, sadistic new coach Nick Rolovich, etc.
I think the pathology report will read differently: death from jet lag and an overload of frequent flyer miles.
The week before on Thursday, August 25 the Hawai'i football team boards a flight of 5,000 miles to Sydney, Australia to play Cal in front of 83,500 at ANZ Stadium, one of the most beautiful sports venues in the world. Kickoff is Friday afternoon, 26 August local time:
Then its back to Honolulu (5000 miles), and then Honolulu to Detroit (4500 miles) to play Michigan in Ann Arbor September 3.
Then back to Honolulu (4500 miles) to play Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in their first home game.
Coach Nick Rolovich:
“I can’t wait for something bad to happen for this team,” Rolovich said in Las Vegas at the Mountain West Conference’s Media Days. “How we respond to that will tell us how much progress we’ve made in the offseason.
“Do we start complaining or do we stick together and say, hey, we’re going to get through this.”
I think they will have to be awake first.
Hats off to Hawai'i football though. They have balls. Love that state. Love their school and program. Love their retro football uniforms:
May they finish 11-1 this fall.
Saw some posters asking about Baruti yesterday. Looks like he's headed to Utah. Not sure if Beilein will continue to pursue 16' prospects.
In football related news, Lorenz & Clint Brewster put in crystal balls for DPJ to Michigan today. Expect for a flood of them to follow as they usually do when Lorenz puts in a crystal ball.
Lawrence Academy RB AJ Dillon has committed to Michigan, per head coach Paul Zukauskas— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) March 28, 2016
A while back I wrote about one of my players, Shaun Wade, who had just received an offer from OSU and some ACC teams, asking for help getting M's attention. He texted today to let me know that Roy Manning reached out to him and offered.
For those who don't remember, he's also Top 100 for basketball in 2017
He knows that Brady Hoke is basically a dead man walking and said that he still wants to visit the campus. We will see how it goes over the course of the next couple of months, will be interesting to see if Manning stays regardless. Go Blue! NOTE: Rivals guy tweeted incorrectly, he's 2017.
Not sure if this is being addressed elsewhere on the board, but I happened across this line in the ND night game article:
"Notre Dame and Michigan are scheduled to play each year through 2017, then take two years off to play other teams, before resuming the rivalry in 2020 through 2031."
I wonder which "other teams" would be more compelling than Michigan/ND scheduled games?
Is this an unintended consequence of the Pelosi reconciliation health bill?