With 2017's season opener being at a neutral site, it sure feels like Michigan doesn't open the season at home very often.
Also important to note that the 2018 season opener will also be away from The Big House, when Michigan faces Notre Dame and their first year head coach's first game next year.
In a 4 year span that began in 2015, Michigan will have played season openers away from Ann Arbor in 3 of the 4 years.
This also happened 130 years ago.
|1885||11/7/1885||at Windsor Club||W 10-0|
|1886||10/16/1886||at Albion||W 50-0|
|1887||11/12/1887||vs Albion||W 32-0|
|1888||4/20/1888||at Notre Dame||W 26-6|
This trend would've continued but the AD is trying to cancel the Washington series in 2020-2021. Michigan would've opened the 2020 season at Washington.
Michigan also had 3 straight season opening road games from 1990-1992, but the 130 year old trend is much more interesting.