The University of Michigan Football team opened its season away from friendly home confines for the first time I can remember, at night in prime time, against possibly the most talented, physical, and well coached team in the country. The pads popped at this one. As did the Wolverines dreams of a spectacular success on the big stage, and immediate continued national football respectability.
After weeks of breaking down game tape and evaluating the incoming football roster for the upcoming season, I have reached the following conclusion: It’s all about Denard Xavier Robinson.
What happened during the 18 months between these announcements may take some time to uncover but reaction from Wolverine fans was known immediately. Less than 5 days later the athletic department reversed itself and it was announced that band would be traveling to the game.