We played both participants in the National Championship game.
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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 ;)
Might make the trip to Seattle for that one
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
And I have all intentions of not only walking, breathing, eating solid foods, but other functions of a more intimate nature. Games have to be scheduled at some point, what with all the pissing and moaning about the current schedules I'd think any improvement would be embraced. I couldn't be more wrong.
That said, there is still an open date in 2018 and two in 2019 that need to be filled. I rather hoped this announcement would have filled a couple of those.
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.
Tearin up Huskies, wait will he be on the roster still?
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.