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There Are 116 Days to Football Season

Waiting for the opening Saturday of college football is agonizing. All we want is 13 weeks of Brent Musberger "pardner" one-liners, the buzz of Michigan Stadium in late November, and jokes about the Bowl Championship Series. Fear not, bleary-eyed traveler. As we count down the days, enjoy a maize and blue countdown detailing notable games, teams, stats, or players in conjunction with the number of days left to the season opener.

Leon Halip

In 1995, team 116 had the honor of being Lloyd Carr's first team as Michigan's head coach.

Their first game went like this:

The regular season was then book-ended by Tim Biakabutuka's record-setting 313-yard performance against Ohio State in Columbus. Was there ever any doubt Lloyd Carr was the right choice to lead Michigan?