Time to get after it again. Another week, another game at hand.
Michigan no longer has any 'gimme' type of games. It's tough to recall the last time that the Wolverines had an opponent against anyone and fans had no worries in the world.
Call it a hangover from the Appalachian State game ten years ago. Call it whatever you want, but it seems like Michigan fans do more worrying than anything on Saturdays in the fall.
The Maize and Blue need to play up to their potential. The players need to play, the coaches need to develop these players to maximize their skill sets.
Enough is enough. Go out and win. Win big. Win now.
MICHIGAN vs. UTAH - 3:30 PM. EST. - ABC/ESPN2
FYI: the Michigan-Utah line is now down to U-M -4.5, and it looks like you can get U-M -4 at some books.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) September 17, 2014
Michigan football games are the besttt pic.twitter.com/YuRdffAVw5— clare (@ClareKucera) September 14, 2014
A respectable non-conference opponent will visit the Big House on Saturday afternoon.
Come to think of it, the majority of teams outside the Big Ten Conference look respectable to BTN fans.
Michigan will try to win a meaningful game and do it in a commanding manner. Maybe not as dominant as Chuck Norris, but then again, nobody is as bad as that man.
Dominated http://t.co/o4Xpam0iEU— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) September 17, 2014
Utah has put up some video game style numbers on offense but it's been against inferior competition. If the Wolverine fans need a reason to hate Utah, look no further than Urban Meyer.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014
#5 Auburn @ #20 Kansas State - 7:30 P.M. EST. - ESPN
It's rare that the game of the week falls on a Thursday evening. This match-up between two powerhouses in their own conferences is quite the kickoff to the weekend.
Auburn may be ranked in the top five but it seems like they are an afterthought to a lot of people. All the talk is on Florida State and Alabama, but the Tigers just keep on winning.
This is a tough test for this Auburn team but the Tigers have the type of powerful offense to score early and often. If the Wildcats want to pull off the upset, they'll have to keep this game close so the crowd can stay involved.
With Nick Marshall under center, the Tigers are averaging 6.2 yards per rush and scoring a rushing TD once every 15 carries. #AUBvsKSU— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 17, 2014
my grandma's old auburn football ticket book pic.twitter.com/YLLAeAWEx8— sophie (@sophiejuliaa) September 14, 2014
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014
Eastern Michigan @ #11 Michigan State - 12:00 P.M. EST. - BTN
There really isn't anything to watch at 12 noon on Saturday outside of this game for the Green in the Mitten state.
Michigan State will look to rebound from it's tough loss at Oregon a couple of weeks ago and Eastern Michigan is just what they need. The Spartans should roll and play in an otherwise meaningless game.
Florida @ #3 Alabama - 3:30 P.M. EST. - CBS
The Gators just barely beat Kentucky last Saturday. No, this isn't basketball we're talking about.
Florida had to scrap to win in triple overtime and their reward is now a road trip to Alabama.
Will Muschamp might think back to happier times with Nick Saban.
Back in the glory days for Will Muschamp pic.twitter.com/52Gi25EVWp— Alabama Logo™ (@TheAlabamaLogo) September 17, 2014
The Florida coach getting angry on the sidelines is the best part of any Gators game.
The summary of Will Muschamp's coaching strategy pic.twitter.com/gowZvj8PVC— Trotter Duce (@trotty_d) September 14, 2014
Mississippi State @ #8 LSU - 7:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN
LSU is the dominant favorite that one would think when it comes to their SEC game this Saturday.
The Tigers have always had issues when it comes to offense but they have a talented group of youngsters looking to make an impact.
If you're in the mood to bet, the safe thing to count on is a Tigers victory while Les Miles chews on some grass.
#4 Oklahoma @ West Virginia - 7:30 P.M. EST. - FOX
Oklahoma will remain in the final four picture as long as it stay on the winning side of things.
This trip to West Virginia won't be easy but it should be a Sooner victory for Bob Stoops' boys.
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Miami (FL) @ #24 Nebraska - 8:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN2
Nebraska no longer has Taylor Martinez around to dominate the offense.
Enter Ameer Abdullah.
Longest Active Streak of 100+ Yds from Scrimmage: Ameer Abdullah - 16 Kareem Hunt - 9 D.J. Foster - 6 Todd Gurley - 6 Javorius Allen - 6— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 17, 2014
Abdullah is a beast and here's hoping that he can help the Big Ten conference get a MUCH needed victory.
#22 Clemson @ #1 Florida State - 8:00 P.M. EST. - ABC
Last, but not least, it's time to get up for Gameday.
'College Gameday' will be on campus for a buzzed-about game that has some action, both on and off the field.
Jameis Winston has gotten into some trouble again and he will be suspended for the first half of the game.
Wish Jameis Winston would have a conversation with the Classy Derek Jeter on how to deal with stardom !— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) September 17, 2014
Clemson might have a shot to keep this game interesting and if the Seminoles aren't careful, they could see their chances at back-to-back championships go away.
Certainly added intrigue for Clemson's visit to FSU, with Jameis Winston suspended 1st half. Sean Maguire gets his shot for the Seminoles— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) September 17, 2014
I nominate Alex Trebek's mustache for comeback player of the year.— David Sons (@dsons) September 17, 2014
Almost fell off my couch when I flipped on Jeopardy! Trebek brought back the stache. He did it. He really did it.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) September 16, 2014
Married pic.twitter.com/zA4EgeXWCM— Katherine McCarron (@_KatherineWebb) September 16, 2014