Friday, August 26, 2011

Who wants a FREE Michigan T-shirt?

Wolverine fans, here's your chance to get a FREE Michigan "Dreads" T-shirt from the guys over at CHAT

How cool is that T-shirt!

The guys at Chat Sports will be giving out 50 of these great T-shirts...FREE!!! at the Notre Dame game on September 10th.

All you have to do is use the hash tags #ChatSports or #ChatWolverines when you tweet about Michigan Football on Twitter.

Here's the guy you need to follow on Twitter...chatsportsACE

So, head over to Twitter, tweet something about  Wolverine Football, and maybe you'll be a winner.

Go Blue!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Michigan to play Appalachian State to open 2014 schedule

The Michigan Wolverines have announced that the first game of the 2014 football season will be played on Saturday, August 30th, against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.

Yes, that Appalachian State.

In one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history, Appalachian State stunned the #5 ranked Wolverines, 34-32, at Michigan Stadium, to open the 2007 football campaign.

"We look forward to facing Appalachian State again," said U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon"

You have to give it up to Wolverines  Athletic Director Dave Brandon, he surely isn't afraid to do what he thinks when it comes to Michigan Football.

From the hiring of Brady Hoke as Head Football coach, the scheduling of Alabama in 2012, and the 1st ever night game in The Big House, Brandon is putting his stamp on the Michigan program like no one since Don Canham.

I have to admit, when I first heard about the game I thought someone was making a joke on Twitter.

Appalachian State has nothing to lose, obviously, and will relish another trip to the Big House for a big pay day.

I don't expect any problems in the 2014 game, and I'm sure Brandon consulted Brady Hoke before they finalized the deal.

Hoke will accept any challenge, he believes in the Michigan program, and by 2014 the Wolverines should be powerful enough to challenge for the National Championship.

Every day is a great day being a fan of Wolverine Football/

Go Blue!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wolverine Wednesday on the radio...August 24th

Tomorrow kis another addition of Wolverine Wednesday on my radio show, Big John on Sports.

My guest tomorrow will be Scott from "Everything Michigan and More."

Scott and his staff have put together one of the best Michigan football blogs, and I recommendthat you check them out.

Scott and I will be discussing several different topics relating to Wolverine Football, including the recent departures of WR Je'Ron Stokes, and OL Tony Posada from the Michigan football team.

10 days until Michigan kick off against Western Michigan! Go Blue!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting ready for Wolverine Football

The rock band "Pop Evil" has released a new song, "In the Big House," on YouTube.

Check it out, it's pretty darn cool.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Michigan announces player suspensions

Michigan has suspended sophomore punter Will Hagerup for the first four games, and junior receiver Terrance Robinson for one game, at the start of the 2011 Wolverine football season.

Hagerup will miss the opener against Western Michigan on September 3rd, then games against Notre Dame(Sept.10th), Eastern Michigan(Sept.17th), and San Diego State(Sept.24th.)

Robinson will miss the home opener against the Broncos along with Hagerup.

It was also announced that Senior wide receiver Darryl Stonum would be red shirted for the 2011 season.

Stonum had been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for impaired driving.

In June Stonum was given two years probation.

The red shirt is a blow to the Wolverine receiving core, as Stonum was assured to be a starter at wide receiver, a sure handed pass catcher for QB Denard Robinson to throw to.

Head football coach Brady Hoke told reporters that...

"While it would be great to have Darryl on the field this season, we feel it is in his best interest and the best interest of our program for him to redshirt."  "Darryl will continue to be an important part of our team and family. He has done everything we have asked him to do, but our number one priority is to help Darryl grow as a person."(Detroit News/Angeligue Chengelis)

Since becoming the Michigan coach, Brady Hoke has made it know, through his actions, that nothing short of perfection on and off the field will be tolerated at Michigan, and players aren't willing to toe the straight line will be punished for their transgressions.

Michigan will open the 2011 football season on September 3rd against Western Michigan at Michigan Stadium.

Wolverine Wednesday on the radio

Every Wednesday on my radio show, "Big John on Sports"," we talk Michigan Football on "Wolverine Wednesdays."

This week my special guest will be Angeligue Chengelis of the Detroit News, the papers beat writer for Michigan Football.

Topics will include the off season hiring of coach Brady Hoke, recruiting, and a look at what's going on in Ann Arbor as the team prepares for the 132nd season of Wolverine Football.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Michigan Stadium will host ESPN GameDay for first ever night game

ESPN has announced that it will travel to Michigan Stadium on Saturday, September 10th to broadcast it's College GameDay show, which will air live the morning of the Notre Dame-Michigan game, starting at 10 AM ET.

Michigan will also honor former All-American wide receiver, and 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard, 20 years to the day of his game winning TD catch that beat the Fighting Irish, 24-14, and launched Howard to legendary status.

Howard was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this summer, and his new book, "I Wore 21: The Legend of Desmond Howard" will be released that day as well.

The Wolverines are 7-2 in ESPN GameDay games at Michigan Stadium, 13-7 overall in games in which GameDay has been on site, the last time being before the 2007 Ohio State-Michigan game in Ann Arbor.

This is going to be the biggest weekend in recent memory involving the Wolverine football team, another example of the continued efforts of Athletic Director Dave Brandon to bring passion and excitement back to college football's All-Time winning est program.