December 2nd, 2011 at 7:02 PM ^

It's the only Michigan football action we get over a 7 month span.  We get to see many guys playing that we don't get to see much or haven't seen before.  Remember Jake Ryan's coming out party during last year's spring game? 

That's not boring to me.


December 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 PM ^

A person decides to post a link to an article and doesn't even bother to post the most relevant information which can already be found by anyone looking at this page.



December 2nd, 2011 at 6:34 PM ^

Not at all, but my point stands even with your alteration.

Your linked article is already linked by Brian on a m.go.lic.ious sidebar. Without any analysis (which as of the time I'm posting this, you have none other than your emotional state about a scrimmage), your post is redundant and the mods should take it down.


Steve Lorenz

December 2nd, 2011 at 6:44 PM ^

I don't see you mentioning this on the Carl Pelini post....or the Charlie Baggett post? Those links, while useful, never generate any discussion in the comments. Is the spring game not worth mentioning or possibly discussing, especially when the board is littered with hypotheticals about ten year old quarterbacks and As Brionte's World Turns? 

State Street

December 2nd, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

The release of the date of the Spring Game in 2008 was big time news for us.

Now, in 2011, it's being overshadowed by a possible BCS berth.

The times they are a changin'.


December 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

I got an email saying the Big House Big Heart races were moved to the day after the spring game instead of being in the fall. I think this is to try and get people to make a weekend of it. I'm kind of bummed, I liked running through Ann Arbor in the fall.


December 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 PM ^

Although the Michigan defense struggled against Ohio, I really like what Mattison is doing and think they match up well against our offense. However, the Michigan defense hasn't quite faced an opponent on Denard's level. I think Michigan is going to beat Michigan but it'll be a low scoring affair.


December 2nd, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

Probably not still, based on numbers.  Once we go a year without so much attrition, then we'll have a real game.  The next spring (2013) should be good, especially if we have a handful of EEs in the 2013 class.

Although, we might have the number to this year, especially since we have more walk-ons contributing than usual.  The lines are the spots that will be tough to field two line-ups.


December 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 PM ^

Win - win for football and lacrosse.  To my knowledge the spring game has never come close to filling the Big House right?  So if the lacrosse game brings a few thousand more fans, that's a bonus for football that day.   I know they've had as many as 5,000 at club team games against State, so 10,000 for a varsity game against Ohio is not out of the question.  Of course, if all of the people there to see the spring game also watch the lacrosse game, they'll have a good shot at setting a record.

So do they play Ohio in Columbus the following season before their spring game?  If so, this could be the start of a great new tradition.


December 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 PM ^

I am taking my three year old son to his first "Go Blue" game. I hope they continue to allow the open facility the morning of the game. He has been wanting to go for 2 seasons now, so it will be my trial run with him. He asks several times a week when we are going! I can't wait.


December 2nd, 2011 at 11:20 PM ^

They don't lose that much. Hemingway and Molk. Big pieces, but not the lynchpins. Defense will be trying to find their way without Martin and RVB. Unless Campbell blows up (IhopeIhopeIhope) the spring game will be a high scoring affair.