an alternate cover was considered and regretfully rejected [update: now visible!]
I could make this post 1200
pairs, but I figure people who want to see something like that already do. For those who like slightly more variety in their HARBAUGH? HARBAUGH! life, what follows is not quite that.
Hail To The Victors is back, y'all, and we've got a very interesting cover gent. But first:
We're partnering with Vincent Smith's #Eating Project this year. A dollar from every order goes to that effort to start community gardens in needy communities, and ordering this year's shirt…
…bumps that to five for obvious reasons. These reasons.
(As always, you can get the photobomb shirt or a selection of our most popular mgoshirts if you'd prefer.)
You can also donate directly to them on their website.
As per usual, 128 pages jam packed with Michigan content. This year:
FULL SCHEDULE PREVIEW. Ace and the occasional helper preview the opponent. If this year's Ace is as salty as last year's, we recommend that you do not read the magazine around elk.
DEVIN GARDNER IN REPOSE. 4000 words on the life and times of Michigan's most star-crossed quarterback from me.
THE NEW STAFF. Adam Schnepp on Harbaugh's collection of coaches: NFL guys, coordinators as position coaches, old hands and new. Each guy profiled as football dudes.
THE HYBRID SPACE PLAYER. Seth on Jabrill Peppers, his role, and how it can make Michigan's defense elite against all comers.
MANBALL. What we can expect from the Harbaughffense, by yours truly.
SPREAD PUNTING! The Mathlete on what kind of impact it has had on college football and what Michigan can expect now that John Baxter is in town. I may or may not have thrown a fit until this article was approved by Seth.
YOST VERSUS STAGG. John Kryk on one of the titanic battles of early college football. An excerpt from his terrific book.
1925: THE YEAR OF MUD. Remember the goofy bit from that year's Northwestern game I posted yesterday?
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) April 28, 2015
There's way more where that came from.
Craig Ross is on it.
JERRY HANLON ON HARBAUGH. Michigan's legendary offensive line coach on dealing with Harbaugh back in the day, from The Guarantee on down.
1985: HARBAUGH? HARBAUGH. The 10-1-1 1985 squad featuring Harbaugh 30 years on. Michigan whooped just about everyone they played, beat Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, and finished #2 in the country.
ROUNDTABLE. Breakout players, Harbaugh exclamation, quarterback predictions, more Harbaugh exclamations.
Every copy of the magazine comes with a DRM-free electronic copy as well.
THE ISSUE LAST YEAR
Magazines shipped unacceptably late last year. This was because of a bad decision on our part to change a system we had just gotten working correctly in an effort to get distribution. The publisher we signed with was vastly incompetent. They let the finished magazine sit in a secretary's inbox for a month before printing it.
We will not be using them, or anyone. We'll instead be using the printer we had settled on previously. They've done a great job for us and helped us a great deal in the chaos last year.
(Note that signed copies do come later, as we can't ship those direct from the printer.)