rob f

June 15th, 2017 at 5:27 PM ^

The only better scenerio would be for the Florida game to be our home opener AND the MMB starting off our Football Saturday with the traditional March from Hoover Street to The Big House.

umbig11

June 15th, 2017 at 5:32 PM ^

DB was not going to send the MMB to Texas the last time until donors stepped in. Anyway, happy to have them there and they deserve to be in attendance. That's their only road game of the year until the post season.

Alton

June 15th, 2017 at 6:42 PM ^

He announced the band wasn't going, then people gave money so the band could go, then he announced that he was planning to send the band all along and he only said they weren't going so he could get money to send them and therefore everybody who was upset at him was stupid and he was a genius.

That's how I remember it at least.  I may have over-simplified it a little.

LLG

June 15th, 2017 at 5:41 PM ^

The Band works hard to support the team and adds a lot to everyone's experience.  I'm glad they get the trip.

The Krusty Kra…

June 15th, 2017 at 5:48 PM ^

After the loss, I returned to my hotel, an older couple sporting 'Bama gear said 'Well, the game didn't go how you wanted, but y'all have one hell of a marching band." I never played an instrument, but it was oddly validating, and shows the importance that MMB holds not just for our games and our fans, but how their performances represent the university.

Mr. Yost

June 15th, 2017 at 6:20 PM ^

We're spending money out the ass and putting it all back to the student athlete, support staff and in this case...the band. There should have been ZERO doubt.

You don't take a trip to Rome and then leave the band behind for Dallas.

HHW

June 15th, 2017 at 8:03 PM ^

We should yell at Warde Manuel more. He's doing so many things correctly, without any attention, that it's irritating.

Bando Calrissian

June 15th, 2017 at 9:25 PM ^

This is what happens when you have an AD that doesn't want to make every story about themselves, and actually understands that college athletics is about more than profit maximization and optimal synergy.

Wolvie3758

June 16th, 2017 at 5:00 AM ^

If I were thee AD Id find the funds to send the MMB to every away game...I dont get how most other teams take their bands to most of their away games, maybe not all but most and we rarely do

Perkis-Size Me

June 16th, 2017 at 11:13 AM ^

If you have marquee away games it makes sense, but why would you want to send the band to Northwestern, Purdue or Indiana? The stadiums there already get overtaken by Michigan fans. That, I would say, would be a waste of money.  

Perkis-Size Me

June 16th, 2017 at 11:11 AM ^

Still wish we had a home and home and weren't playing a neutral site game in some sterile, corporate NFL stadium, but definitely happy the band gets to go. They're such an integral part of the game experience. 

Either way, I doubt Florida would've agreed to a home and home. Most SEC teams outside of LSU and Alabama believe the world does not exist above the Mason-Dixon line.