Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic

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Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:02 AM
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DALLAS, Texas – The University of Michigan and University of Florida football teams will square off in the 2017 Cowboys Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be televised nationally in prime time.
 
“We are excited to make a return trip to Dallas for the Cowboys Classic against Florida,” said U-M football coach Brady Hoke. “This is a great way to reach our fan base in the south and to continue to expand our recruiting efforts in the state of Texas. Our goal is to have as many Michigan fans at the game as possible.
 
“Florida has been one of college football’s best programs over the past 20 years, and we are excited to face the Gators in a regular season football game for the first time ever,” added Hoke.
 
Michigan will be the away team with Florida designated as the home team. The game officials and instant replay crew will come from the Big 12 Conference.
 
Ticket details for the 2017 Cowboys Classic will be announced a later date.
 
This will be the third all-time match-up between Michigan and Florida and the first regular season contest played between the two programs. Both previous match-ups with the Gators came in bowl games. U-M won both of those Jan. 1 bowl contests, claiming a 38-30 win in the 2003 Outback Bowl and a 41-35 victory in the 2008 Capital One Bowl.
 
The addition of Florida completes Michigan’s 2017 football schedule.
 
Michigan also announced that the previously schedule 2016 football game against Ball State has been moved to the 2020 season. The Wolverines will host Hoke’s alma mater on Sept. 12, 2020, at Michigan Stadium.
Phil Callihan    Editor-in-Chief   UMGoBlue.COM

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:26 AM
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Why can't we do home and home series. Love the match up but hate the circumstances.
 
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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:36 AM
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Cha-ching
"Character wins in life and character wins on the football field." — Michigan coach Brady Hoke. 

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:39 AM
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Because Florida is too chicken sh*t to play an OOC game outside the state of Florida, which I don't think they have done in a long, long time.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:52 AM
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Since 1991, Scottsdale.
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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:48 AM
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2017
Sept. 2 vs. Florida (in Arlington, TX)
Sept. 9 vs. Cincinnati
Sept. 16 vs. Air Force
Sept. 23 at Purdue
Oct. 7 vs. Michigan State
Oct. 14 at Indiana
Oct. 21 at Penn State
Oct. 28 vs. Rutgers
Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota
Nov. 11 at Maryland
Nov. 18 at Wisconsin
Nov. 25 vs. Ohio State

That looks like 12-0 to me... :)

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:13 PM
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2017 is so far away! Peppers and Co. who aren't even enrolled yet, will be Rs Juniors or Seniors in the 2017 season.
"Character wins in life and character wins on the football field." — Michigan coach Brady Hoke. 

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:26 PM
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We`ll be breaking in a new QB and likely RB in 2017. Morris, Green, and Smith all run out of eligibility. Most of the O-line should be intact.
 
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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:07 PM
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Wish they would have done this at met life stadium. New York would be able to bring in as much if not more $ than Dallas plus it's a lot closer.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:39 PM
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Big time game
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Class of 2008
 
   

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:40 PM
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Both teams should be top ten teams by then.  A couple of good recruiting classes and experience will go along way.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:01 PM
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Way too early to project anyone as a top 10 team in 2017. Hell, I am not even ready enough to start making season predictions for next year.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:17 PM
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Key words being "should be" we could plug that into so many aspects of this season.......

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:26 PM
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I'd rather a rematch against Bama, but I like this matchup.  I firmly believe we will be a top 10 team by then, with seasoned lines, and elite players at skilled positions.  Only question mark is at QB, but I think we'll walk out of there with a big win to start a 12-0 season.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:16 PM
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Best pass the hat around now so we can take the band to the game. I would not want it to be a financial hardship for Brandon and the AD.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:50 PM
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Best pass the hat around now so we can take the band to the game. I would not want it to be a financial hardship for Brandon and the AD.

 
 
 
God willing that penny-pinching scumbag will be gone by then. Surely there's some political office that will catch his eye by then.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:19 PM
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Is  Big Al going to have the offense installed by then?


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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:34 PM
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Is  Big Al going to have the offense installed by then?

Only the 80% the kids cant execute properly.

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Re:Press Release- Wolverines and Gators to Battle on Gridiron in 2017 Cowboys Classic - Friday, December 20, 2013 8:13 AM
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2017, eh?  Wow.  I wonder what D3 team Hoke will be coaching by then.