With #16 Notre Dame having chickened out of the series for now ("Notre Dame is scared like a little girl" tag in play), it remains to be seen how much they bring to tonight's 7:30 game, especially considering the results of the recent matchups. Michigan, meanwhile, is seeking a road win against a good opponent, something that's eluded them under coach Brady Hoke thus far. 2014's edition of the Wolverines looks pretty talented, though, especially with fifth-year senior Devin Gardner at QB, new #1 WR Devin Funchess winning jumpball matchups, and a potential dual-headed RB threat in Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith.
All three of Michigan's biggest tests, naturally the rivalry games with Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State, are on the road this year, so tonight's game could be an excellent indicator of how far the Wolverines have come since last year's disappointing finish. For my part, I hope to see a lot of this tonight:
While I await gametime (and try to send some good luck towards Kerry's Ducks (MSU) and Adam's Hokies (OSU), not to mention Matt's Mountaineers, here's some of my fondest memories from the series:
Grbac to Desmond on 4th down, 1991
Michigan's final drive, Forcier to Mathews, 2009
Highlights, including Denard Robinson's game-winning drive, 2010
Final 0:30, including Denard to Gallon, from 2011 (Under the Lights), possibly the best game in the entire series
Here's to beating the team formerly coached by Captain Front-Butt himself,
LET'S GO BLUE!