Seth

January 19th, 2013 at 10:24 AM ^

Are you kiddin' me? I was just calling people at Mott like 5 minutes ago asking this same question and they said it wasn't released yet.

Errrbody better plan on attending because we're planning to have an event this year with it.

M-Wolverine

January 19th, 2013 at 10:31 AM ^

I don't see a post or release on MGoBlue.com. I don't really go to AA.com's site. Just get a headline email that's usually day old headlines. Wonder if they released this information before they were supposed to. But then they'd have had a lot of time to pull it down if that was the case.

fleetwoodzback

January 19th, 2013 at 10:42 AM ^

this needs to be kept on the front page somewhere, even if it's just the date somewhere to avoid the hundreds of threads between now and April asking if anyone knows when the game is.

umbig11

January 19th, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

However, I don't expect to see Fitz back at 100% even by the fall. That was a horrible injury. I feel bad for the kid. Others will pass him on the depth chart.

San Diego Mick

January 19th, 2013 at 11:15 AM ^

for the game/scrimmage this year, I hope it's a game though. 3rd season for the staff, getting their imprint on the the program, a better indicator of what the future will look like.

I'm excited to see the guys who RS'd, like Chesson, Drake Johnson and the O-Linemen, etc., as well as freshmen who played sparingly last year like Darboh.

Leonhall

January 19th, 2013 at 11:39 AM ^

A kids day in the spring or is that somewhere around fall camp. My son will be 4 in March and I would like to give him his first trip to the Big House....I too coach baseball and probably have a game on the 13th, hoping kids day or something similar is in the fall.

ChuckieWoodson

January 19th, 2013 at 12:01 PM ^

spring games and despite my strong desire to be entertained, I have not been entertained.  A friend of mine were discussing and it just seems like they don't really try and make it fun for the people that attend.  I know that may not be the primary reason for the spring game, but it would have been cool to see something like a punting competition, or "long ball" - which QB could throw the farthest. 

I realize these requests might be a bit juvenile/sophomoric, but it's just hard to get excited about the spring game when they run the ball up the middle 50 times in a row or just run short 5 yard pass plays every time.

no joke its hoke

January 19th, 2013 at 12:29 PM ^

they should just stop the spring game until they are for sure doing a game not just practice. its a waste of a lot of peoples time the last few years,and frankly its sad compared to Ohio's spring game.

Gonechickin

January 19th, 2013 at 3:01 PM ^

I drive 5 hours up for the spring game every year and spend the whole day up there . It's great to be in the Big House and to get excited about the team. It is also nice to be surrounded by fellow Michigan fans. I spend the rest of the year surrounded by UK and SEC fans. I also use the less crowded day to stock up on gear. And now we get to watch the Lacrosse game afterwards. I do hope it becomes an actual game this year or next.

Wolverine Devotee

January 19th, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

Big day. 

Michigan hosts ohio in lacrosse after the Spring Game in Battle at The Big House II like last season. And then baseball will host penn state over at Fisher.

Plenty of things to do that day. It's a 3 jersey changer for me. 

LSAClassOf2000

January 19th, 2013 at 1:04 PM ^

I think there is an element of intrigue to this year's spring game, even if just to get a glimpse of what the post-Denard offense will look like, at least in my case. Granted, it might not be the most informative event in this regard, but hopefully we see enough to get an idea what some of the depth chart battles will be. I am curious as usual, and I will definitely mark down the date. 

Thanks  for the information, incidentally - it's still amusing that no announcement yet exists on the official website and this news broke elsewhere. 

Gatekeeper

January 19th, 2013 at 3:07 PM ^

Last year, besides the horrible weather that I can't blame on Brandon or anyone that has to do with UM athletics, Denard ran one series and then sat the rest of the 1 hr scrimmage. We got to sit in horrible weather and watch Devin and Bellomy miss 5 yard passes over and over for exactly 1 hr and then were told to go home or to the lacrosse game...

and I got a ticket for parking...even though there was no sign where I parked prohibiting parking...

Oh yeah and the items that you received for donations to Mott were pretty lame unless you donated $500

Like was said, It would be nice if someone actually made an effort to make it fun

That being said, I and my group of friends will probably still go, get there at 7am, tailgate in sleet/snow/rain and 30 degrees with 50 mph winds and then head into the stadium and be irritated at the level of actual football that we get to see.