"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I soooo ready for this! Beat Bama!
Both Defending National Champions
Both 14 point favorites
Could it be Brady's Bo moment?
I like it. If we win, we should make t-shirts that say "Brady's Bo-ment."
"Michigan has a good team and we are not playing the Pittsburgh Steelers here, they are just college kids and put their pants on one leg at a time."
Unlike the Pittsburgh Steelers, who jump into their pants two legs at a time.
Denard Robinson wanted to get in a word about "the Rich Rod Error."
Who do you think, Section 1, Denard would rather have as his coach?
a.) the dude who one like 8 big ten games in three years and everyone wanted to see fail
B.) the dude who went 11-2, won a BCS game, and everyone wants to succeed?
Cause its probably not what you think...
Yeah... committing to a program for a coach who runs your style of offense and is the only one to have faith in you as a QB would be stupid.
He committed to Rodriguez, not Hoke. Just because we are big fans of Hoke, doesn't mean you should go putting words in Denard's mouth. Shut up.
Disclaimer: I am a bigger fan of Hoke than RR, but I don't like the particular axe you are grinding.
prove all of the analysts wrong.
Go Blue, Beat Bama!
Somebody give the OP an internet chest bump. When they bump I bet he grunts loud and murmurs BLUE while doing a lot a head nodding afterwards. Rah!
One Day! To quote Demar Dorsey, "Oh le do it!"
Go Blue, Beat Bama!
I thought someone had started a Friday Early Morning Drinking Thread.
Sorry, carry on...
But is anybody else stuck in traffic on I-30 east of texarkana? We think it's an accident. We've been waiting for over an hour now..
Here is hoping you are unstuck soon! Gonna be heading that way from little rock in about 2 hours! GO BLUE!!
We floored it across the median. There was a 4 or 5 18-Wheeler wreck. Not good. Hopefully you miss it! Go blue!
You don't have to go back to '69 to find a game we won as big underdogs. The Florida game and 3-9 season Wisconsin game come to mind.
the florida capital one bowl when they had tebow and leak was definitely the first game that came to my mind as far as recent-ish upsets. dont remember the spread heading into the game tho, prob wasnt 14 pts.
Leak had already graduated.
The Cap One Bowl immediately came to mind. Tebow had just won the Heisman and we were notorious for not being able to defend against the spread.
Well, Florida scored 35 points and gained almost 400 yards of offense, so it's safe to say that we still were not able to defend against the spread.
In 2006 we were a touchdown underdog to ND and won 47-21 in South Bend. They play the games for a reason!
and it was the best feeling watching all those ND fans whining. That bomb from Henne to Manningham was especially memorable.
Was there too. Only time I've been to ND. The Burgess pic six was glorious. And of course super Mario running wild.
Was there three. Hearing their concourse echo with "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" as we left the game was awesome. One of my all time favorite memories against Notre Dame.
Sacks, interceptions, TFLs, but most of all Woodly returning a fumble for a TD. That was probably one of the most memorable moments of my freshman year. Love to see big guys score.
"oh, wide open"
Beating an overrated ND team when ND is the favorite is a common thing nowadays
If we have Denard anything can happen... Nuff said
You clearly never watched Tishmanga Biakabatuka run up 300+ yards on Ohio. We were heavy underdogs in that game.
Actually I was there and have watched the game replay and the tape of Tim's runs numerous times (if you have never done this I suggest you go to Wolverine Historian and watch every Biakabatuka carry that day = the ultimate hype video). It is one of my favorite games ever - but we were not 2 TD underdogs - don't remember the line but it was probably 7- 8 points. Nonetheless I could have mentioned that one, and our ohio victories in '94 and '96, but I don't think any of them measure up to this one or to the '69 game.
I don't know what the spread was in '95, but in '96, we were a huge, huge underdog - it was like 17 points. Ohio was 10-0, at home and pissed off over the previous year. We were 7-3. And we won.
I really would love to see Michigan start out with a win against the reigning NC. I think they can do it, but think the national pundits are simply going with the easy choice here. It is more likely that Bama will win. I would definately like to keep it closer than the 14pt spread, just to shut up a few people.
The '08 Wisconsin game was a pretty monumental upset when you considered they were a top-10 team, up 19 in the second half, and we finished 3-9.
IIRC, we were pretty heavy underdogs to Ohio in '96. They were undefeated and ranked #2, we were 7-3. Being at the Shoe for that one is my all-time favorite UM game experience. The shocked looks on their fans' faces was absolutely priceless.
Team 133, Just Do It on the New Blue Moon.
Personally I think this team's attitude is outstanding. As a team they seem like they can achieve anything. Talent doesn't always come out on top. As a group and a team, Michigan may want it more come tomorrow night. Lots of people not giving Michigan a chance (not here) but many of the so called experts.
I can't wait for tomorrow. I hope Denard shuts up the haters x100.
The point spread against OSU in both '95 and '96 was somewhere between 16 and 18, I think. Those would have to be the two biggest point spread upsets for Michigan in the past 20 years at least. After that, I believe that you'd have to go back to '69 to find something that big.
Against Florida in the Citrus, we were 14-point dogs.
Denard is a proven winner. We have good leadership. Both teams have unproven players on defense. It'll be fun to watch this upset.
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According to this Sports Illustrated article, we were a 17-point underdog when we traveled to Columbus in 1996: