First year student football tickets: Group ticket strategies?

First year student football tickets: Group ticket strategies?

Submitted by Naked Bootlegger on June 1st, 2018 at 3:15 PM

My daughter is an incoming first year UM student.  She just received an email stating that student football tickets are available for purchase until June 15.   

Since she's an out-of-stater without a built-in seating group, she cannot instigate a group purchase.   My main question:  how stringent are student seating assignments enforced?  She will undoubtedly develop a UM friend group after arriving on campus - any strategies to suggest for first-year group seating under this scenario?

When I was a student, seating assingments were merely a suggestion.  Have things changed in the past {NUMBER OF YEARS REDACTED}?     

Any suggestions are appreciated. 

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Submitted by TheLastStraw on June 1st, 2018 at 11:52 AM

MSU QB Brian Lewerke getting some pre-season hype as a Heisman candidate:

MICHIGAN STATE QB BRIAN LEWERKE, JUNIOR Lewerke will begin his second season as the Spartans’ starting QB in a favorable position to build up Heisman momentum. Not only does Michigan State look set to mount a challenge to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State in arguably the toughest division in the Power 5 leagues (the Big Ten East), it brings back its top three receivers and four starters on the offensive line from the group that rebounded from a dismal 2016 season to win 10 games last fall. Lewerke’s output as a runner and passer could keep him in the Heisman mix, provided the Spartans make good on their preseason expectations by staying in the playoff hunt.…

I honestly don't see it.

Last year MSU was 8-0 when Lewerke threw 35 or fewer passes. MSU was 1-3 when Lewerke threw 36 or more passes.

A Heisman candidate needs to be able to put his team on his shoulders. Anytime Lewerke had to put MSU on his shoulders, they lost.

All Time Favorite Michigan Football Players

All Time Favorite Michigan Football Players

Submitted by TheGoatin99 on June 1st, 2018 at 10:57 AM

It has been a recent trend on twitter to post your favorite players of all time for individual sports. Eric Upchurch tweaked this trend on twitter and posted a list that included his favorite michigan football players at each position. Following his lead, I recorded my own list and would love to see what others have. Feel free to copy, paste, and edit the list!


QB - Denard Robinson

RB - Chris Perry

WR - Mario Manningham

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Brandon Graham 

LB - Devin Bush 

CB - Jourdan Lewis

S - Jabrill Peppers

ST - Steve Breaston/Dennis Norfleet


MGoFish: Best Guess Recruiting Class

MGoFish: Best Guess Recruiting Class

Submitted by JonnyHintz on June 1st, 2018 at 8:13 AM
Sorry for the format, I’m posting this from my phone. It’s only June 1st, so a lot can change with the names on this list. But MGoFish posted his post-spring best guess recruiting class list last night.… With players ranked as they currently are, this class would give Michigan a score of 262.43. Michigan currently has the #5 class in the country with 193.72. But if they were to finish with this score, it would’ve given them the 13th best class in 2018 and the 9th best class in 2017. Now obviously things will change. Players will continue to jump up in the rankings and players will fall in the rankings. Names on this list will disappear and new names will appear as the summer camp circuit starts up and interest comes and goes. But this gives us a general idea on where we stand with some of our top targets and a rough idea where our class is looking to rank nationally. As it stands now, and with a few commits looking like they’re candidates for a rankings bump, this has the makings of a top 10 class, and if the cards fall right it could push for a top 5 class.

Video Q&A with RB Chris Evans

Video Q&A with RB Chris Evans

Submitted by SkyPanther on June 1st, 2018 at 12:16 AM

While at the "Jourdan Lewis WR vs. DB Skills Camp" in Detroit this past weekend, Chris Evans fielded a few questions.


Videos from The Michigan Insider YouTube channel:


On DPJ and Tarik Black: "....they combine into one great artwork".



On Ed Warriner: ".....we look at him as like a god".



On the O Line: "....we simplified".


There are...

There are...

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on June 1st, 2018 at 12:05 AM

...days until Dan Rumishek (DE 1999-2002) sees the current Wolverines do their best imitation of him, and give our rival's QB a lot of tastes of the turf in South Bend!

Or, if you like single digits, there are...

...MONTHS until Quinn Nordin tops his performance he had at the season opener last year! Go Wild Thing!

Several Michigan Football gametimes announced

Several Michigan Football gametimes announced

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 31st, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Per @UMichFootball, we now have some set times and networks.

9/1 at Notre Dame (7:30pm/NBC)

9/8 vs Western Michigan (Noon/FS1)

9/15 vs SMU (3:30pm/BTN)

10/6 vs Maryland (Noon/TV TBA)

10/20 at Michigan State (TBA/Fox or FS1)

11/24 at Ohio State (Noon/FOX)

12/1 B1G Championship (8:17pm/FOX)

OT: Pretty good article on Ole Miss scandal

OT: Pretty good article on Ole Miss scandal

Submitted by Unicycle Firefly on May 31st, 2018 at 2:22 PM

I just came across a new article over at SB Nation that gives a pretty good look into the Ole Miss football scandal.  Not really too much new information for those of us who have been following it for the past few years, but it's a very well-written, engaging read. In the end, it's good to know that Ole Miss' lack of integrity (along with its stealing Laquon Treadwell from U of M) might actually benefit Michigan by helping us land a gifted QB right when we need him the most.  

EDIT: Changed title from "Excellent" to "Pretty good" article.  There's a definite Ole Miss slant to it (I wasn't aware the author was an Ole Miss alum), but I still liked the criticisms he throws at the NCAA and the way it operates throughout the piece, which I thought were pretty on-point.

OT-ish Biff Poggi bankrolled HS Football Team beats teams so bad, they no longer want to play them

OT-ish Biff Poggi bankrolled HS Football Team beats teams so bad, they no longer want to play them

Submitted by ramenboy on May 31st, 2018 at 2:19 PM

I vaguely remember Biff Poggi (father of Henry) being an assistant under Harbaugh for a year then returning to Baltimore to coach HS football.  I just never quite knew he was a wealthy money manager who bankrolls the H.S. football team at a prep school.

Apparently his teams have been steamrolling everyone in the Baltimore area to the point that no one wants them on the schedule anymore.

Not passing judgment - sounds like he's helping kids who would otherwise not be able to get a quality education...they just happen to be rhino sized.…


OT: recommended football for 8 year old?

OT: recommended football for 8 year old?

Submitted by bhinrichs on May 31st, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Now that my two boys are 8 and 10 years old, I figure it's time to update the late 1960's pigskin that my dad got for me as a kid (the cloth laces are nearly completely decayed away, not to mention the worn out leather that's peeled back at both ends).

So, what football brand/size/make/model would you recommend I buy for them and why?  Leather or composite?  Etc.

Thank you!!