Odds for Michigan's 5 Biggest Games Released

Odds for Michigan's 5 Biggest Games Released

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 26th, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Odds from South Point Hotel & Casino, for their "Game Of The Year" matchups, have been released.


EDIT: The Maize N Brew article originally said Notre Dame by 6. It must have been a typo. It should have read -1.


Michigan at Notre Dame   ----  Notre Dame favored by 6

                                                 EDIT: should be -1

                                            i.e., Michigan favored by 1

Wisconsin at Michigan      ----  Michigan favored by 3

Michigan at Michigan St    ----  Michigan St favored by 1

Penn St at Michigan          ----  Michigan favored by 3.5

Michigan at Ohio St           ----  Ohio St favored by 9


Other notable games:


Wisconsin at Iowa              ----  Wisconsin favored by 5

Texas A&M at Alabama      ----  Alabama favored by 21

Stanford at Notre Dame     ----  Notre Dame favored by 8

Ohio St at Penn St             ----  Ohio St favored by 1.5, this

                                            will be the White Out Game

Nebraska at Wisconsin      ----  Wisconsin favored by 17

Alabama at LSU                 ----  Alabama favored by 10

Ohio St at Michigan St       ----  Ohio St favored by 6

Wisconsin at Penn St         ----  Penn St favored by 4.5


Ohio St favored by 9 over Michigan, clearly, seems too high. This game was very close the last 2 years. The 9 will probably be much smaller six months from now.


If Alabama beats Texas A&M by 21 it will be very embarrassing for Jimbo Fisher, and those at Texas A&M that decided to hire him. I do expect Texas A&M will lose that game. But I really don't think it will be a blow out like that.


Will Penn St take Ohio St by surprise this time in the White Out Game? I don't think so. I wish. But I don't think so.


Can Alabama win by 10 at LSU? Those games are always tough ones. But then again, Les Miles is gone from LSU. Maybe LSU will start to drop off a little.






B1G Conference Scheduling Update (2022)

B1G Conference Scheduling Update (2022)

Submitted by umbig11 on May 26th, 2018 at 7:04 AM
2022 it is! Unfortunately, the B1G is sticking with the conference games they have scheduled through 2021.
*No changes will be made until 2022.*
Michigan will not have Wisky or NW on the schedule very much after 2021. Fans can also expect more Minnesota games along with a rotation of Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois, and Iowa.
MSU lobbied hard for NW. MSU believes they need the Chicago market, but they will get stuck with Wisky. We'll have to see how this shapes up over the next year or two at the AD and conference meetings.
Major crossover opponents: 

There are...

There are...

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on May 26th, 2018 at 12:04 AM

...days until Tom Harmon (Practically Everywhere 1937-1940) looks down at some great performances from his 2018 Michigan Wolverines in all the positions he played, DOMINATING the Irish in South Bend! Maybe even some early Heisman candidates?

Honestly, one of the coolest Wikipedia pages you'll see on this countdown. What a life:



RIP Bill Mallory

RIP Bill Mallory

Submitted by S.G. Rice on May 25th, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Former MIami (NTM), Colorado, Northern Illinois and Indiana football coach Bill Mallory passed away today at the age of 82.  Mallory is the all-time leader in wins at Indiana and spent 13 years coaching the Hoosiers.


Notable to Michigan fans for having sons Mike, Doug and Curt, all of whom played football in Ann Arbor.  Mike and Doug Mallory were team captains.  Curt Mallory also spent 3 seasons as an assistant coach.

OT - Calling All Parents

OT - Calling All Parents

Submitted by canzior on May 25th, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Happy Friday MgoCommunity. 


My wife and I welcomed our first child last week, a healthy boy, 6 lb, 11oz. He was due May 31, but he surprised us by showing up early. At 37, I am definitely savoring the experience in a way I'm not sure I was mature enough to appreciate in my 20s. I was hoping he would be born into a world where Michigan is the defending National Champs in basketball, but at least his first football game with dad will be watching Michigan/ND.  If I knew how, I would post a picture. Can't believe I've been on here nearly 8 years and have no idea how to post a photo. 


Also spending  a lot of time at home with nothing to do. Anyone have any funny, inspiring, interesting stories about their children? Or something you want to brag about? Or any good advice? Or just anything worth reading in betweeen naps and food.



OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/25 - Scoreboard

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/25 - Scoreboard

Submitted by Rad on May 25th, 2018 at 9:40 AM

We had another pretty good night (I hope I can keep typing that indefinitely).  While nobody quite knows what the heck OSU is trying to do and with an inevitable confrontation with Nebraska looming, we are in great position.  Just check out the map if you need any convincing:



If you need any more convincing, check out that scoreboard:



Caveat: Pretty much all metrics on the leaderboard are either meaningless (territories) or misleading (players/stars).  Still, though, it's nice to be at the top of something, right?


Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.




The "Blue Alliance" has been re-dubbed the "Allied Forces" and now consists of Michigan, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Texas.  If you aren't using the website to get orders, then please refrain from attacking any territories controlled by our allies.


If you are a relatively new reddit user, please check the game page to ensure that you are not being flagged as a bot. If you are flagged you will see a text box like the one below. If you are flagged as a bot, your turns will not assist our chances to win (although you can still accumulate turns so you can level up stars). If you see this box, then follow the hyperlink to fill out the survey, but ALSO message /u/bakonydraco directly on reddit to get the issue sorted out.



Instructions to Join:


To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php


If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us, you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, there will be a vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. Even if you don’t pass the vetting process, we can still provide less-secret instructions in the general chat so that you can still help us towards our goals until we can fully 100% trust you.


Go Blue!


Instructions as to how to play:

At the beginning of the game. Every team was assigned one single territory, and so every territory is now named after that team. When you go to select an action in the game, you'll see option such as: 

"Defend Buffalo", "Attack Penn State", "Attack Kent State".

This means that we border the location that was originally assigned to Penn State and Kent State. If you choose to attack Penn State, you will attempt to take that piece of land next round. Defend Buffalo, means that we currently own Buffalo's original homeland, and defending Buffalo means putting your stars towards keeping Buffalo from being taken.

After you submit what you're doing for the day, just sit back at wait! At Midnight EST all of the picks from all of the teams go in, and a random number generator selects a winner for each territory. Then it all happens again tomorrow. 


Full instructions/explanations are available HERE


Here's today's map:


Land of 10 Expecting Lots of TDs from Shea Patterson

Land of 10 Expecting Lots of TDs from Shea Patterson

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 25th, 2018 at 2:14 AM

Land of 10--Michigan is expecting more than 23 TD passes from Shea Patterson this year.

Link: https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-shea-patterson-touchdown-projection-2018


After just 9 TD passes last year, that would certainly be MORE than welcome.


Lots of blame for last years painful passing game was put on the QBs, the receivers, and the O Line, in other words, the players. Not much was placed on the coaching. I personally don't think that was completely fair. The passing game looked dysfunctional most of the time. And wouldn't the coaching share some of the blame for that? Seems they should....


Either way, forgetting last year would be good. 23 TD passes would do it for many fans.


26 second video of Shea Patterson's first TD pass in college: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETaXvRgM4gc  Yes, that was his first TD pass in college.


May we see this type of excitement in some plays this year at Michigan!