We had a bunch of guys at the game today. How was the atmosphere? Did we make strides? How did we do?
I'm also curious about the recruits. I hope they enjoyed the game and can see the positives in the loss
He really wanted to be "that guy"
By selling their tickets to OSU fans. I'm sure that made a great impression.
My thoughts exactly.
I really don't think that many fans sold their tickets. It just looked bad from overhead shots when people are not wearing yellow.
There were a lot of OSU fans there, but blue doesn't pop like Maize does on the overhead view, which made it look worse than it probably was.
The Buckeye:Wolverine ratio was still too high but I think on a mild day like today any skin showing blends more Red than blue or maize especially on the overhead.
i'm sure their were more osu fans there this year then normal, but those overhead shots look like that every year. red really stands out, just like when we go on the road and the people wearing yellow really stand out
Right down next to the field. Away team tickets are at the very top of the bowl -- this was people selling their tickets. It looked bad in close-ups and blimp shots.
i've bought those tickets on ebay before, second row to the field. guess where the tickets get mailed from yep thats right columbus, ohio, so i think the problem is them having season tickets, which isn't that bit of a far reach, if they sell all their tickets, which their is a marketplace for, to the other games it covers the price for the season tickets
M alumni have a hard time getting row 1 season tickets, and it usually entails thousands of dollars a year in donations. I highly doubt OSU fans have season tickets there. No, HIGHLY.
fair point, but do you want me to send you the package the tickets came in from columbus, I have bought tickets twice off of ebay in the same area but different seats and they came from the same columbus address, who knows they might be a corporations tickets
You do realize there are M fans outside of Michigan, right? If you bought tickets from me on Ebay, would you assume I'm a USC fan?
no i would not assume you were a usc fan, someone just mentioned that a whole section close to the field was full of osu fans, and I was giving a possible answer from past experiences
But Michigan alums/fans in Columbus are to be expected.
Actually, there are two separate areas in the south endzone in which visitors can get tickets. The first is located down by the field, near the southwest corner of the stadium. That area has had visiting fans all year. The "overflow" visitor seating is up at the top of the bowl.
Is there any way to find out who those people are and have them all castrated? Do the fan base, the State of Michigan, the 2010 team, and mankind a favor by JUMPING OFF A FUCKING BRIDGE.
We'll get updates in due time.
Obviously an ideal scenario would have been an exciting win. However, we were very competitive in this game which bodes well for us b/c it gives them a glimpse of what this system and this team can and will be with more experience. They saw compelling evidence for the real potential for M to be a great program once again under RR, so, from a recruiting standpoint that is a positive to take away from today.
Outside of the stadium being all red, I'm sure the great game, loud atmosphere and 111,000 fans had a great impact on the guys considering M. We lost, but played a great game and our potential for the next few years should be clear to those recruits. Had the weather been crappy, or had we gotten smoked it would be worse, but I bet this game was good fofr recruiting, despite the score.
But I always feel a little ethical twinge when we hope for good weather to trick out-of-state kids into thinking that winters in Michigan are pretty swell. Haha! Foooooled you! Thanks for the LOI!
Yeah, but I think recruits know Michigan isn't a tropical state. Good weather for a visit just makes the overall morale higher.
When I was in high school I visited Purdue on a college visit. It was a beautiful day, and even though I was very familiar with Indiana's weather, it still made my visit a lot more fun.
Hopefully they see the opportunities everywhere to play early. Playing time could be a valuable selling tool for the coaches on the recruiting trail.
We need to recruit like mad men right now. The current roster, even with another year of experience, is still not very good. True, recruits could take two years to contribute, but our pipeline is pretty empty. Need to fill the pipeline ASAP. Especially on defense.
No one ever likes to miss a bowl game, but with this team still in the building stages with such a premium put on recruiting, the silver lining is that our coaches will have a lot more time to spend on the recruiting trail than other coaches.
Hopefully that pays dividends.
missing a bowl game does suck (especially in consecutive seasons) but I am willing to accept it if it leads to Michigan being a powerhouse program again, which I think it will if RichRod gets a chance too.
I agree, Don Draper would have this team in ship shape.
I thought I heard a lot of booing while I was watching at home. And it was at times of gameplay that didn't make sense to me. Can anyone at the game shed some light on this? Were those Buckeye fans booing or Michigan fans?
One time late I thought I heard some Buckeyes starting to chant and then Michigan responding with some boo birds. Anyone there have any insight?
Dude, change that fucking picture. Its horrible. Really, its not even remotely funny.
Need a hug?
Close your eyes and kiss me
I was in section 25 and yeah when they started doing the Ohio chant, everyone started booing until the band started to play something.
Michigan fans started booing as OSU fans began the O-H-I-O chant around our stadium.
Glad to hear we were booing their cheer and not our players
Who's face is that?
I think they were saying Boo-urns...I know I was.
Well played, sir.
It looked like there was way to many OSU fans. A game like this, we should of made it a point to maize it out. Quit letting so many opponent fans get into the games. If you watch the Suckeyes or Penn St at home, there is usually a small section dedicated to the opponent. Thats the way it should be at the BIG HOUSE. That is our house, lets make it seem that way.
Did a great job for Michigan during Gameday. Their head guy said Rich Rod got screwed with no talent on the team and that he needs 1-2 yrs to get it fully turned around. Then he said we were looking strong for recruiting. Best thing they have ever done for UM.
This might be a silly newb-type question... but
How much of the visit is the actual game? How long are recruits actually on campus? How important is the final score of the game? I'm sure it's different for each recruit but all I know about recruiting is the video game version....
Usually recruits are on campus from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoons. Most official visits take place during the football season, so a lot of these official visits occur the day after a Friday night game.
The final score of the game has proven not to be that important. The most important things seem to be the atmosphere, the teammates, and seeing how each recruit can fit himself into the system. These kids know the team's record and such, so it's not like one victory will make them think a 3-9 team is great or one loss will make them think a 10-2 team is horrible.
and it was pathetic how many osu fans were there. I've been to at least 30+ games and I've never seen so many opposing fans in the big house. there were numerous times you could hear O H I O chant which was pathetic. at the end of the game when we were losing and people were filing out, osu looked to be the only people there.
if I was a recruit on the fence I don't think this atmosphere would have made the decision earlier.
also, the crowd was fairly quiet. I was at the nd game and it was much much louder. it seemed like the crowd expected a loss and didn't have much to cheer about going in.
honestly not a top notch performance fromthe fans
I don't recall any specifically. the O H I O chant would usually start dyring tv timeouts when we were on offense so the crowd to drown them out would make any noise it could. I think that's what most of the boos were. at one point it seemed like the crowd MAY have booed denard though it could have been the ohio chant.
ALL boos today were solely to cover up OHIO chants.
Ok, but do recruits realize that?
For all we know all they heard were boos, and not the Ohio chants.
I mean, if you wnat to drown out the Ohio chant, why the need to boo it... it's not difficult, for crying out loud, jump up and down and say "oooooooooooooooooooh" like student sections do at every other college sporting event.
Why does it need to be a boo? I just don't like the fact that out of all the things that could have been done to try and drown out the Ohio chant, the fans at the game chose the one thing that could be percieved by the recruits as being unsupportive of the team.
Hopefully if the recruits are smart enough to go to UM they can figure things out themselves...
That comment is ignorant on so many levels. Not the least of which is from an acoustical standpoint you have no idea what they heard on the field. The Ohio chant may have been heard by the M fans who were nearby, but not by the recruits, some (or all?) of which are on the sideline. Yet, "booooooo" is a very easily distinguishable sound.
The O-H-I-O chant was circling the stadium, the same way the M-I-C-H-I-G-A-N chant does, with different sections of the stadium calling out each letter. Once the O-H-I-O chant built up, so it was audible around the entire stadium, that's when the boos started. It was obvious to everyone at the stadium that boos were directed at the OHIO chant. It may not have been obvious on TV, but there's no one at the stadium who could have misunderstood the intent.