It'd be a home game for them...
Dave Brandon: Possible Future Miami Neutral Site Game
He doesn't say that we might be playing Miami, just in Miami. I think I'd rather play Florida, and maybe FSU more than Miami.
Or we could play some non-Florida team, like playing Alabama in Texas.
I like the way you said it more..
I'm trying to put together a list of teams for 2014ish.
Honestly I think Texas/Oklahoma might be at the top. Other than a MNC game there isn't any B1G/BXII action, at least between heavyweights (Iowa and ISU don't count). After that I would probably go with Florida or FSU for a neutral site game. If we're talking home and home I would want Stanford or Cal, but that's probably just a vacation excuse.
Texas is available, Oklahoma isn't, Florida and FSU are.
in Miami would be great. Im sure Ross would even kick a little extra to us.
I think either of the BXII heavyweights would be great. If we go to the Rose Bowl, we play the Pac, if we don't we basically play the SEC, but M v. Texas/Oklahoma isn't coming around very often.
FSU and Miami are the other two good options if you look at it that way.
FSU and Miami would be great too. I wonder if DB is using this as a marketing campaign?
I'm sure there are plenty of up-and-comers in the Florida HS football scene who would love to watch us play in their home state.
Which would be awesome if we still recruited Florida.
I think you mean Big 10 for OU/ Texas...oh man now I'm confused on what to call it
I would love to play Miami in Joe Robbie Stadium. We may equal them in fans in that stadium. I want to destroy Al "I love Michigan recruits" Golden. In all seriousness, great exposure to play down there.
I guess we know who has the biggest sway over the AD.
You want to come to Florida in September to play Miami in what could be a noon kick-off with temperatures approaching 98% with a heat index of 120? Even a night game is likely to draw temperatures in the 90s with humidity in the 90% range. If it rains in the early evening, the steam coming off the ground could be stiffling.
Not good with the GMAT's rapidly approaching...
that ... we don't even know about.
Did they say it's against Miami..? I don't think they necessarily said that..
I don't think a neutral site game involves us playing Miami
Don't think he means we'd play against Miami, unless it were NTM.
I would hope not. Even though Miami has sucked the last several years, playing them here would be no different than playing USC in the Rose Bowl. Our opponent just has to drive a couple miles down the road to play at the "neutral" site.
What's with Brandon's sudden interest in neutral site games?
As I said above, I think we would have plenty of fans there. The atmosphere is not like the old Orange Bowl. I would not want to play there, there was some kind of Force in that place.
That wouldn't even be neutral. That's where the Hurricanes play their home games these days.
I really wouldnt mind if it was Miami. There would be a decent chance there would be more Michigan fans anyways. Its still hard to fathom that they cant fill a stadium up for home games. I mean it's the U. They arent anywhere near what they used to be, but still. So glad Im a Wolverines fan. 110, 000 at each game. Cant beat that.
There is way more to do in Miami on a Saturday in the fall than in Ann Arbor. It's the same reason USC and UCLA don't fill their venues if they aren't good. No one wants to waste a Saturday watching a bad product when they can be at the beach.
What's with Brandon's sudden interest in neutral site games?
Recruiting, recruiting, and more recruiting would be my guess.
I say money. This one would feel to me like a "thank you" gesture to Ross.
The money would have to be substantial to offset the lost revenue from losing out on a home game at Michigan Stadium. Apparently the Dallas deal involved Jerry Jones having to guarantee a pay day equal to what each school would make if they played at home.
Exposure and revenue from guys like Jones and Ross.
Boo neutral sites. I want a home and home series.
your $85 contribution via ticket purchase carries little voting weight.
Sad but true.
Unless, of course, you're one of those playas rocking an $85,000 suite. Those guys must have a little more pull than schmoes like me sitting in Section 39.
Well I agree. Now it's $170. So is that getting closer?
I don't disagree but isn't there a big revenue difference (Big10 sharing vs. not?) for neutral as compared to home and home? I thought that was a driving force behind the 2012 "JerryBowl" with Alabama. If so, it's understandable (somewhat) why DB is going this route.
Recruiting. Texas and Florida are huge recruiting hot-spots and, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it wouldn't necessarily count as an official visit for a recruit to see Mich play at a neutral site.
I assume that's the thinking behind it.
From what I understand it's not the revenue sharing, we don't share ticket sales. It has to do with replacing those 116,000+ people in the stands. Jerry wrote a fat enough check to cover that plus travel, so we're there in 2012.
I know, I know, money makes the world go round. Just the fan in me talking.
Home and home games please!
Maybe Llyod can come back and be the honorary HC for the dolphins and we could have a Manball vs Carr deathmatch?
Too bad Frits Chrysler wouldn't be around to witness it
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This isn't in depth or anything but Georgia signed a home and home with OSU in 2020-2021.
I don't know if they're up for getting M and OSU in a couple year timeframe.
Off the top of their head, does anybody know if YTM has ever played NNTM?
They played 3 times (1945, 1946, 1987).
University of Miami beat Miami University all 3 times.
that last such meeting occuring on Nov 7, 1989. YTM 54, NTM 3
Or a Big East team from the Northeast with substantial alums in south florida like a Syracuse.
Oregon rematch? Otherwise I think Oklahoma/USC/Texas would be a solid choice for a neutral site game. Seems like a Florida team vs. UofM in Miami would be a little too close to home to call it neutral site.
Playing 'bama in texas barely qualifies IMO since the distance from Tuscaloosa to Dallas is about 1/3 of the distance from AA to Dallas.
No arguement there. They are basically the home team. OTOH at least it's not in their home state.
I know this doesn't mean a game against Miami YTM, but that would be pretty fun to see Denard (or Devin.. or Zeke?) vs. Tate..
EDIT: OK, I realize how down the road this would be.. no Tate.. Never mind! Let's just beat Al Golden!
With the new first year QB as a starter rule we are sworn to it could be anyone. Sorry, I've just been hearing things that lead me to believe Gardner may be starting in the fall. Five different starters in five years. Man do I miss Carr.
Do you think Hoke has the stones to stroll in and make the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year a backup?
You see what I did there?
...with chips and a drink. You're welcome.
I'd like to see us play Boston College, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, or Georgia Tech. I don't know why, I just do.
Michigan - BC . Those others actually would be sweet too.
Fond, vivid memories of Des Howard returning a kickoff for a TD at BC in '91 to kickstart his Heisman run. Give me this game again to relive the glory....and to placate the UM alumni base in New England!
If Skip Holtz can get USF playing consistently for an entire season and take them to the next level, USF might be an intriguing matchup...or maybe its just because I am an alumnus of USF. Not to mention I can attend the game; however, I do not believe the game is favorable for Michigan because of the Florida heat. It hits into the 90s into October and a southern team would have a decided advantage.
Please stop with the neutral site games. I like the scheduling of the major opponents, but lets do home and homes.
I care about the fanbases that are not local, but not more so than I care about myself being a season ticket holder that wants to see quality opponents inside Michigan Stadium.
I hate the idea of neutral site games. I'm rather pissed that we are giving up a home game to play Alabama in Texas in 2012. The home schedule that year already blows chunks. They still have an open date to fill, but does anyone think it's gonna be anything other than a MAC-level opponent? And what about the students? Isn't this a University that is supposed to focus on its students? I'm sure some...probably quite a few... will go to that game. But a lot will not have the bucks to do so and are getting screwed out of a game. Plus, the local economy gets screwed out of a weekend's worth of revenues.
I will likely go, or at least try to, because I want to support my team and could be a really fun trip. But I would MUCH rather have another home game, even against a lesser opponent.
That must be why the AD raised ticket prices for the students this year...
I am not a fan of neutral-site games. Our season-tickets pay quite a bit of money. They deserve the chance to see marquee non-conference opponents at Michigan Stadium.
"Initial talks" doesn't mean crap. That was just a bit of red meat for the folks who paid to go see Brandon.
Don't get me wrong. I'd love to something like that happen but this will probably happen a few years after Wisky rotates back on our schedule.
Maybe its Les Miles' LSU versus Big Blue.
Old boys reunion.
I think it would be a great matchup.
I know there is a lockout and everything but I don't think the Giants have to resort to playing college teams.
I thought Big Blue was Kentucky...?
Is that you?
I was thinking Big M and Maize n Blue. The result was utter fail. though comical.
he's got all that cash laying around just begging to be spent on getting UM to play a game down there. He'll cover the lost home gate revenue, and then some.
Snark aside, I don't mind the Alabama game down in Dallas, but another neutral site game leaves me cold. Just play a goddamn home-and-home with Florida State or Georgia or Tennessee and be done with it.
I would love to see Michigan vs. LSU in Miami.
also be an excellent game. Beating the Hatter would be nice.
... his comment on the banners.
"MOST SALES OF AUTHENTIC LICENSED APPAREL, 1992-3"
Get some of these teams to come play at the Big House
2014: Oklahoma, Tennessee or LSU
If you must play a neutral-site game, why not really make the site neutral? Dallas is a lot more convenient for Bama fans than it is for M fans. Miami, to an SEC fan, is relatively nearby. Their fans can (and will) drive there. Most of ours will need to fly. So we'll be outmanned in the stands.
Why can't SEC teams play Michigan in Indy, Chicago, or New York?
We always go to the warm weather sites, especially during bowl season. But warm weather teams never go north. The stats would be a lot different if bowls were played up north.
Like clockwork, my dad complains about this same thing every bowl season, and every season I can do nothing but agree and hope for the day we get to see Saban shivering on the sidelines as his oversigned team freezes solid on Soldier Field or Lambeau or something. Realistically, I know that our team is not full of Russians (obviously we have plenty of warm weather players), and the cold weather will not save us from the Germans.