Bring on the Huskies!!!
Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
Bring on the Huskies!!!
Could have done better
I dunno, Sark could have them rollin by that time. Could be a top Pac-12 team by the time we play (remember, Oregon really can only go down from here)
Petersen is now the coach there.
He's got a pretty good track record as well. I think Washington will be trending up in the PAC.
well be the head coach at Oregon by that time as well. But, he will probably leave them in great shape, as you're saying.
well-prepared. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Michigan can come up with to counter his brilliant schemes.
Wow, I knew that...this month of not sleeping (newborn) is catching up to me...whoops
...Michigan this year? :)
Good luck with the sleep!
Pretty good history between these 2 programs. Back-to-back Rose Bowls. A "recent" home-and-home with a last second FG to win for UM.
I like it.
Actually, a longer series history than that. Much longer and many more games.
|9/26/1953||W 50-0||Ann Arbor|
|9/27/1969||W 45-7||Ann Arbor|
|1/1/1978||L 20-27||1978 Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1981||W 23-6||1981 Rose Bowl|
|9/15/1984||L 11-20||Ann Arbor|
|1/1/1992||L 14-34||1992 Rose Bowl|
|1/1/1993||W 38-31||1993 Rose Bowl|
|8/31/2002||W 31-29||Ann Arbor|
That last game out there was a killer.
Outplayed them except for 2 plays. And they were almost back to back and cost Michigan 14 points and the loss.
I was at that last game vs Washington and I'll never forget it. UM had missed probably 4 FGs that day and Brabbs was called upon for one last try as time expired....UM wins! UM wins!
It is a home and home with a decent major conference team. This is exactly what we should be scheduling.
Did you want Alabama, or something?
This can mean only one thing...
In response to umfan323 above:
I think this was a GREAT get. Mainly as a result of living in Seattle for 8 years. I was geeked when I heard.
Come on, get in the boat!
... great tailgating culture. Loud acoustics. And if the game is in September, hopefully weather will be nice. As a Seattleite who will have a 6 year old son by then, I am thrilled with this news.
You've got to love that campus and the idea of tailgating in your boat on the lake outside the stadium is really cool.
Michigan has had some really great games with Washington over the years from Bo to Carr. This is a good matchup. Looking at those future dates, Michigan will be back to the kind of scheduling it had in the good old days. That's the way it should be.
The lack of a track is only going to increase the intimidation factor there. They did a good job with the renovations.
big home and home series?
Nice awnings. Did Lowes install them?
Well we had to know an SEC team wasn't coming up here so, actually not a bad mini-series. Hope that in 6 years Washington is a solid football outift.
I more so hope Michigan is one...
I was going to type that as well..I decided my optimism will assume we will be.
Sure, LSU, Georgia, and the likes would be more marquee games, but this is still a quality program from a power conference. Let's wait until they announce the second home and home before we jump all over this one in a negative light. If the other one is the crappiest power conference team out there, and this is the bigger game, then maybe throw a fit. But if the other team is of the caliber of Washington or better, I'm satisfied.
Texas. Book it.
Part of me almost doesn't want a marquee SEC team for a September home and home. We go down into their swamp and in return they get to come up for nice late-summer/early-fall weather. Now if we could ever get one of those teams up for a game in November (which of course will never happen, unless they switch to home games for the playoff semis), that would be something to see...
I threw out LSU and Georgia because of the constant talk of wanting to play them. But I would absolutely love for an SEC team to come up North after mid October. I guess its difficult because of scheduling. Ideally, I'd like to take on a different PAC12 team, Big12, or ACC too just to mix it up.
Pac 10s do almost as poorly when they travel to the BIG
a series I can get behind.
And THIS is the opponent they waited all this time to make a big reveal?
Washington isn't bad and I'd bet Chris Peterson will have them rolling by then.
Yeah...yeah...that's what I had meant to say above and...fail
Not a ton of programs significantly bigger than Washington.
I have a feeling these are the types of games we are gong to get more often than not. A game against a decent, not marquee, opponent in an area of the country with a fair number of alums. If we have to do a home/home might as well make it where we can have a solid fan base and agaisnt a team that we, on paper, should beat.
Hell yes! Now I have even more ammo to use to convince my wife to buy a boat. I'll host the sailgate if you all bring the Bell's.
Uh, deal. Dibs!
I've been wanting a small vacation in the Seattle area for some time. Now I have a good excuse. And my wife is always willing to go on a Michigan road trip.
When was the last time Michigan played two big non-conference games in one season? UConn and Vanderbilt don't count in my view, so I suppose 2007 with ND and Oregon?
We played both participants in the National Championship game.
I'm pretty pleased with this. Good history between the two programs, not a team we get to see in the Midwest often, and a cool potential road-trip/opportunity for Pacific NW fans.
They all can't be Oklahoma.
No, they all can't be Oklahoma but the way the athletic department was dragging this out as a major news story to be revealed and then have it be a team we have had a home/home series with 4 times before as well as 4 Rose Bowl meetings in the past...it's confusing and stupid.
Oklahoma has got to be the biggest home/home Michigan has scheduled in my lifetime. And that was announced out of the gate. So why make this big build up for....Washington?
Where are you getting the athletic department dragged this out? I haven't seen UM Football on Facebook posting teaser posts about a big series. We heard the beginning of last week from a reporter with a source close to the administration that two series were about to be announced, supposedly by the end of the week, correct? Then it took a week longer than that timeframe that --again-- did not come from the Athletic Department itself. (Perhaps they were still hashing out details or the agreement wasn't signed until this morning.)
Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I see no evidence that anything was "dragged out" (especially not intentionally) and I've seen no "build up" from the athletic department, only from a reporter with a source in the AD. What did I miss?
I'm pretty sure this all tipped of because of a Dave Brandon inteview with Terry Foster. So, the AD is where the initial news came from.
According to a report from CBS Detroit and local sports radio station 97.1 the Ticket, Athletic Director Dave Brandon told on-air personalities Terry Foster and Mike Stone in a recent meeting that Michigan football will announce two "huge" home-and-home series later this week.
"Terry Foster and Mike Stone met with Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon today," the report states. "That's when Brandon dropped the news that this announcement will happen later this week."
My mistake then. I still don't think they intentionally didn't announce it for a week to build hype.
Notre Dame announcement.
Well I guess it's better than scheduling Akron again
Why are people dogging the Huskies (no pun intended, I swear)? They are in-line for 10 wins this year and would have beat our ass red last year. And getting Peterson from Boise is a nice upgrade at coach for them over Sark.
If people are going to bitch about that non-conf schedule, I think it's fair they'll pretty much bitch about anything. Washington and VT home-and-home series.
This is MGoBlog. A strong contingent would bitch no matter the announcement.
Even if the other is Texas, people will claim Texas isn't what they used to be and shoule have gotten Texas A&M. Grass is always greener...
A&M strikes me as a flash in the pan kind of team and now that Manziel is gone they'll continue back to mediocre.
Their history would agree with you.
But their recruiting would disagree. Tons of talent.
Seriously, man. Do I think very highly of Dave Brandon overall? Nope. Do I think he's doing it up right here? Hell yes. I don't care for neutral site games but there are lots of juicy looking home-and-homes coming up.
Don't be surprised if there is a neutral site game in 2024. Maybe at MetLife or something. Only year between 2018-2026 that doesn't have a home-and-home set up.
Six years baby. Messiah Deweaver behind center possibly in 2020 as a 5th year senior.
because that makes sense for us... ?
Well could have done worse - could have done better. Not "huge" but that's marketing for you.
In our "guess the home and home series" contest only a few guessed Washington...so it leaves 5 peeps with the chance to win a lot of upvotes ;)
Still upset we threw away that game in 2001, I had literally just broken my left arm the night before so I was already miserable and then that 4th quarter happened. That was just an awful weekend all around.
The crying thread is a little lower on the list.... ;-)
I kid, of course.
I like it, but doesn't really qualify as huge.
That's what she said.
for like 5 straight minutes.
For all that are bitching about Washington not being a big enough opponent, a home and home with Texas will anounced, not sure when though.
When you're 55 it's somewhat hard to get too excited about upcoming games that are so far out in future you're wondering if things like walking, solid foods and breathing will still be part of your daily game plan by the time they are actually played.
That these games are only 6 years away. That's right, the year 2020 is only six years from now. When the hell did that happen?
\Takes off glasses shaped in numbers 2-0-0-0 and shrugs shoulders
I now will have a legitimate reason to show up to Husky Stadium in my Michigan Gear. Before it was just to troll all the UW fans.
When Nebraska came to Seattle a few years ago the town was a sea of red, hopefully, we can represent in the same way. Husky Stadium is unique and is worth the visit. Their recent renovations are top notch.
For comparison sake a few Big 10 teams current non conf in out years (mid/late teens, early 20s)
MSU - Arizona State, Miami (YTM), Boise State
OSU - Oklahoma, TCU, Oregon, Texas
PSU - Pitt, Syracuse, West Virginia, Va Tech (very East Coast centric)
NEB - Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Colorado [2 separate home & homes with CO]
WIS - BYU, Virginia Tech, Washington St
IA - Iowa is the new Wisconsin, horrid non conf
So aside from OSU which has 3 glamour programs I'd say we line up with the rest decently well with Oklahoma, UCLA, VA Tech, Washington, and Arkansas. PSU obviously does not want to go outside of a 500 mile radius.
I had Georgia and Missouri so this would be equivalent of the west coast Missouri.
I like this matchup. Chris Petersen should have them on an upswing.
Solid. I like it. Hope we have a good kicker.
*Looks at home schedule this year*
*noddingly approves of this new series*
*wonders to himself why people are complaining*
Go to the game at UW (I know, I know, clear your dance card almost a decade from now...)
It's an awesome experience. I'm glad to see them back on the schedule.
He could be a 5th year senior playing the first game but no the second.
I look forward to 6 years from know to looking forward to the 2026/2027 home-and-home announcement.
For those wanting Stanford but complaining about Washington I don't see these 2 as very different. Until 2007 Stanford was Northwestern of the 1970s. No guarantee they will be good in 6-8 years. Washington actually has a better long term track record than Stanford.
A quick look at U-WA's schedule shows they play Wisconsin in 2018 and 2021.
Sark was building an interesting team - that's why he got a better job at USC. They beat Illinois in Chicago, they lost to Stanford by 3, they destroyed Arizona, they lost by 10 to a rapidly improving UCLA program. They decimated the bad Pac 12 teams like Oregon State, Cal, and Colorado.
Obviously we have no idea what they will be in 6-7 years but the odds of them being better or equal to Stanford are significant.
them to be. 15 to 14 conference championships. Both claim two national championships. .613 to .575 win percent. Washington leads in all categories, of course.
Stanford with a heisman.
No offense to northwestern, but even if you exclude Stanford's recent run, Stanford is a step up football history wise.
Anyways, I wouldn't be surprised if Washington was the far superior team compared to Stanford in 2020. Because I can see the future, obviously.
Could be, I only looked back about 25 years for Stanford. Maybe in the 40s,50s they were great :)
Just checked - they won the Pac 12 in 1924, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1940, and 1951. So in the modern era of football Stanford has struggled. They did have 2 championship years in 1970-1971 and then 92. Other than that, a lot of losing. You could say Gary Barnett did similar things for Northwestern for 5-6 year period.. so I'll couch my statement that in the post war era Stanford is not that different than Northwestern or Purdue.
Since 1980 here is the winning % of their coaches:
They were decent in the 70s with a winning % of just over .500
Larger point is, if you are 14 years old you think Stanford is the bomb. If you are 50, then Stanford struggled for very long stretches.
great teams peppered into... well what you'd expect. But the cardinals being decent pre harbaugh is before my time. I was 12 in 92, so I have no idea how good that team actually was.
I actually intended to write a reply about the gulf between UW and the Cardinals. it didn't turn out that way.
The Huskies were pretty decent in the nineties.
I went to the game at Husky Stadium in 1983. The Husky fans were not very hospitable, especially when Michigan went ahead, before ultimately losing 25-24. I hope to make the return visit in 2020 and leave with revenge.
As a new grad Seattleite I am super excited by this news! There are tons of Michigan grads out here so we will be sure to have a good fan showing.
Let us know if you're still there in 6 years
If not I will be sure to travel there. Seattle is a really great city.
it was close to "the end of the week"
scheduling road non-conference games in years we will play 5 B1G road games.
Looking at the open dates the next home and home may be a 2024/2027 split.
I'll be starting a death pool thread shortly...
Play against Chris Petersen? I'll happily take it. He's a top 5 coach that will have UW hitting all cylinders within a year or 2.
I just hope Michigan will be able to match them by then.
Not sure if serious or not, but if Petersen amounts to the same as he did at Boise St, he won't be at Washington by the time we play them. He'll be at a legitimate football school.
Washington is most definitely a legitimate football school. 6-7 Rose Bowls, a national title, and dozens of players sent to the NFL since 1979.
here's to hoping that the next announcement will be for the 2018, 2019 seasons.
The 2002 game is the last time I watched UM kick a field goal live. After Brabb's second miss, I couldnt take it anymore. I guess it is my superstition, haven't seen anything other than the replay since.
This proved beneficial to my disposition during the great kicking woes of a few years back.
Nice city, solid competition, already have Va Tech those years, remodeled stadium, Should be fun, Plus, isn't the Boise St Coach there now? He will upgrade that team by then.
Maybe we are willing to play someone decent opposite Arkansas - a road game in 2018 and a home game in 2019. How about Cal, Clemson, or Auburn?
In the last game I remember walking away from the TV after we turned the ball over, only to run back in as my friend excitedly shouted that we were kicking for the win! I'm looking forward to playing them again.
Before you scold me for walking away, I'll note that I was about 8 and didn't really know what was going on.
Only six years off. I suggest if you can make it out to the game in Seattle, to do so in 2020. The stadium is right on the shore of Lake Union and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. The stadium was refurbished last year. The weather in Seattle in early September is near perfect and Seattle is a great city to visit.
Well worth the trip.
direct contact with Michigan football, but I remember that hot fall Saturday when Brabbs atoned for earlier misses with a clutch kick that sent the faithful at the Big House home with one of the great comeback wins in any opener, well, except Lloyd's first-ever win over Virginia on another broiling September Saturday.
Later, while enjoying Michigan games at the Michigan bar in Charlotte, Phil Brabbs, now a graduate and living locally, used to mingle with us and, of course, he will forever be a legend because of that kick that beat the Huskies.
Other than Florida, Oklahoma, and Arkansas a little, I'm not thrilled about any of the other match ups
Dave I see you. Keep em coming!
I like that we will be playing Virginia Tech and Washington in the same seasons. That's some quality non-conference competition.