We are officially 100 days from the start of Michigan Wolverines football and now we can even count down the hours on the new season.
What We Know:
Michigan vs. Colorado State, 9/3, 12:00 PM, on ABC
Michigan vs. Hawaii, 9/10, 8:00 PM, on Big Ten Network
Michigan vs. Connecticut, 9/17, 12:00 PM, on ABC
Michigan vs. Maryland (Homecoming), 9/24, 12:00 PM, FOX or FS1
Michigan at Indiana (Homecoming), 10/7, 12:00 PM, TBD
Michigan at Ohio State, 11/26, 12:00 PM, FOX
Week 1 Takeaways
Michigan again opens the season at noon, but this time with Colorado State. The Wolverines are 1-0 lifetime against the Rams, with the lone victory coming in 1994.
This week’s highlight match-up is clearly Notre Dame traveling to Columbus to face the Buckeyes. This is the site of next season’s first College Gameday and will be our first true glimpse into the Marcus Freeman era as the head coach of the Irish.
Week 2 Takeaways
A night game...against Hawaii...WHY?! For the second straight year, Michigan will face a west coast team in the second slot of the season in a night game. However, this game will not have even a fraction of the hype as last year’s contest against Washington. The Wolverines last faced Hawaii in 2016 when they pummeled the Rainbow Warriors, 63-3.
The 3:30 game between Wisconsin and Washington State is intriguing. Mike Leach’s air raid offense vs. Jim Leonhard’s smothering defense will comprise perhaps the single greatest styles clash between any two Power 5 teams.
Week 3 Takeaways
Michigan last played the UCONN Huskies in the Brady Hoke era. The Wolverines won both meetings: 30-10 in 2010 and 24-21 in a frustrating signal of things to come in 2013.
Maryland, Indiana, and Ohio State (of course) are all scheduled for noon and that is the best time for football to be played. No notes.
What do you think of the schedule announcement?