College football, meanwhile, gives us the drama of last-minute recruiting with signing day in February, then maybe a spring game. Then you're essentially out of luck except for the few teases you get during summer/fall practice season. When the first game of the year finally rolls around, you're ready.
Speaking of waiting, the Wolverines await the Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii, a team that admirably competes despite the insane distances they have to travel, not to mention they just opened their season in Australia. You almost feel bad for them until you remember, "Heeeeyyy, wait a minute, they get to live in Hawaii!" The less said about their loss to Cal in Sydney last week, the better.
Michigan, meanwhile, opens up 2016 with the first of five straight home contests on their way to hopeful conference and playoff glory. No need for a blowout here--just shake off the rust, try some things out, and get the kids a bit of experience, all while avoiding injury.
Happy 2016 college football season and
LET'S GO BLUE!