MGoPodcast 9.1: And the Band Played Jaws

1 hour and 37 minutes


[original, less sharky photo by Chris Cook]

[UPDATE: As multiple people pointed out it was Florida’s band that played Jaws. Apparently this is a usual thing, we assume because their head coach…]

We recorded this podcast from the Michigan Room of the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown. Then the guys jetted before the staff brought out the evening (M-W-F) guest tray with wine and beer and some seriously amazing buffalo ranch chicken dip & chips by Chef Alisa.

Townies ignore this but I live out in the Detroit burbs and the best date night idea I’ve had yet was to book Friday night at Res Inn, leave the car in the structure next door, and go discovering all the things that weren’t there when I was. Like who moved Blimpy Burger right in the path of our walk stumble home?

We Couldn’t Have One Without the Other

We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we probably would be working for someone like McElwain instead of dragging him.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: The Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Homesure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, Peak Wealth Management, and Lantana Hummus


1. Offense

[starts at 1:00]

Bounce, bounce bounce actually works because Florida forgot to have edge protection. Long runs on 3rd and long, Kugler grading well, Speight and his Navarrish performance, Fades to Black, Best Possible Grant Perry, Michigan fans have Opinions on TE blocking.

2. Defense

[starts at 27:58]

3-3-5 for the win! The Casteel defense run correctly looks thusly. The defense looked excellent (11/53 plays were TFLs, QED). A wild Gil appears. Devin Bush man he will put his face in places. M’s “slow” DEs were Peppers’ing screens. Three interchangeable safeties makes it hard to motion them out of their fits.

3. Special Teams & Feelings Ball

[starts at 46:14]

Special Things: Quinn Nordin for Heisman campaign lasts three quarters, DPJ nearly broke two, Hudson was one of the kick returners and we are all about this new quasi-linebacker returner tradition, though this one is way more violent. Blocked punt contributed to aaaah part of the afternoon. Ambry shows up Brian Cook.

Feelings: Started iffy, turned bad for a moment, then went in the Harbaugh direction. Good job refraining on burning too many redshirts. Most who came in late were guys who are going to contribute extensively this year. Question Stueber but it’s a good schedule to develop a guy before PSU; he and St-Juste will either develop or develop hangnails. Florida reminds us of Hoke: The Sludgefart Years.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac

[starts at 1:02:20]

Wes Brown’s genius at Maryland is fun and Piggy—Vegas had them way underrated. Purdue barely loses to Louisville(!) in a ref jobbing. Illinois was a Malik and a Dudek away from losing to a MAC team. MSU was lucky not to fall to a worse MAC team while emptying out the drawer. Rutgers managed to play a quarter of football-like substance, then launched the dumb punt of the young season, and supplied a generation’s worth of Jersey article images with its hot tub. Minnesota’s OL is not helping its help-needing QBs. Iowa played an Iowa game. Indiana played an Indiana classic. J.K. Dobbins just Wally Pipp’d Mike Weber. Nebraska comes in late to fulfill conference’s Big Tennn! quota.



  • “Lanifornication”—The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Ace’s assistance
  • “I Found a New Way”—Twin Peaks
  • “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”—The Allman Brothers Band
  • “Across 110th Street”




September 5th, 2017 at 9:23 AM ^

The link to the "Michigan Replay.mp3" from the linked "What's with the theme music?" post is broken!

Any chance that post can be updated to link to a working copy? We can't let this priceless piece of Michigan history be lost forever!

Chitown Kev

September 5th, 2017 at 11:17 AM ^

at least as far back as the Spurrier era and maybe before is rare to hear them play it on the road but they always play the theme when Florida plays in The Swamp


September 7th, 2017 at 10:42 AM ^

(Just finished listening to this. Enjoyed it. Thanks guys for making these. So much better than listening to the news during my drive to work.)

Will someone please tell Jamie how to pronounce "Oregon". The "gon" at the end is pronounced as either a gun, gin (soft g), or gen (like gem with an "n"). Pretty much anything BUT a gon as in polygon.

On another note, I was about to go to Corvallis for the Minnesota game this weekend since I live nearby but unfortunately you can't breathe the air in this state because it's 90% ash now. :(