Any inside info on the 2017 Football Documentary?

Submitted by Sugaloaf on October 12th, 2017 at 5:14 PM

I brought up the doc as a possible reason for Harbaugh's subdued demeanor this year on the "Where did Jim Harbaugh go??" post by JWG Wolverine.

But I haven't heard anything about the doc even during game broadcasts. Google has given me nothing other than the basics of the deal.

I'm in Boston so haven't been at the games, but has anyone noticed more sideline cameras? Heard any scuttlebutt from people inside or near the program?

Are players/coaches enjoying it? Or are they all annoyed at cameras everywhere all the time and that's why our offense sucks? I blame the documentary. Harbaugh might have finally over-Harbaughed himself.



October 12th, 2017 at 8:23 PM ^

For everyone to deal with.

I'm guessing too big of a distraction in some regards.

If I were an 18-20 yr old with cameras all around and trying to focus on everything including wondering how the thing is going to turn out in the end, it might get in my head too much.

Bando Calrissian

October 13th, 2017 at 12:21 AM ^

Saw a whole load of very expensive cameras being loaded out of a van next to the tunnel on Saturday, plus a camera crew doing a pretty decently long interview with Jake Long outside the stadium in the early afternoon. There was also a pretty decent camera presence around Jake Butt when he showed up about an hour before game time. All those folks had Athletic Department credentials. Seems to me this project is where they came from...

The Krusty Kra…

October 13th, 2017 at 9:42 AM ^

Says they are pretty embedded but at the same time, if a player or coach requests that something not be shot or the cameras be turned off, the contract language dictates the cameras must oblige. I don't know how much final say U of M has in the editing process but the fact they can tell them to stop rolling means it's not like some Big Brother type scenario going on inside Schembechler.