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!

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