Friday, August 27, 2010

Countdown to Kickoff...8 days and counting

Michigan football has been my life every fall for 34 years now, and next weeks Home opener against the UCONN Huskies will still feel like that first kickoff in 1976, when Rick Leach and Rob Lytle, and the best defense in college football led the Wolverines to the first of three consecutive Big Ten Titles, including romping over the hated Buckeyes in Columbus, 22-0.

Michigan heads into the season looking to put the past two years of futility behind them, and compete for a Big Ten Championship, and the teams first bowl game invitation since the Wolverines beat the Florida Gators and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow in the 2008 Citrus Bowl.
The picture to the left is one of my favorite pictures ever, and one day I'd love to get Tebow to autograph it for me.

This year the Gator Bowl starts an agreement that will match up a team from the SEC with a team from the Big Ten.

Now, although that would mean the Wolverines didn't win the conference, or go to the Rose Bowl, I'd love to see the Wolverines play here in Jacksonville, FLA.

The last time Michigan traveled to JAX, Gary Moeller led the Wolverines to a 35-3 dismantling of Ole Miss.

Michigan's offensive line...all  5 of them, were the MVP's of the game as the offense racked up over 700 yards of total offense.

So, one week from tomorrow, and it's Michigan Football once again.

Michigan vs. Connecticut...a Meeeechigan win!

The Wolverines will be rededicating the Big House, Michigan Stadium, with a new NCAA record capacity of 109,901.

Michigan's offense should be tremendous again this year, look for the Wolverines to ring up Hail to the Victors quite a bit, helping out a young defense, defeating the Huskies, 38-20. 


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