Friday, August 29, 2014

Michigan's Football Season Begins Tomorrow With Appalachian State: Questions, Questions, Questions

Where were you on September 1, 2007, the day the music died? Where were you on September 1, 2007, the day The Victors sounded flat? Where were you on September 1, 2007, the day the Era of Bo ended? Where were you on September 1, 2007, the day Davis slew Goliath? Where were you on September 1, 2007 when the Mountaineers defeated the Mighty Wolverines? Will Team 135 restore the glory of Michigan Football, or will the Wolverines continue 7 years of frustration with six years of mediocrity and one year of glory? Will Devin Gardner achieve his potential? Has Michigan solved the offensive line problems? Will the quarterbacks and running backs thereby survive the season without crippling injuries or concussions? Will it be running back by committee? Is the new Offensive Coordinator Doug Nussmeier the answer? Will the defensive line remember how to pressure the quarterback? Will Michigan blow out Appalachia State by the 35 point spread? Wasn’t that the point spread seven years ago when the Mountaineers in a monumental upset the Wolverines 34-32? Will the Michigan players wait until after the game to celebrate their victory rather than the night before? Will a victory over the Mountaineers reverse the monumental decline that began seven years ago with the Appalachian state loss? Will a Wolverine victory mean we won’t have to listen to the haunting chant “It’s great to be a Mountaineer” after the game? Can Michigan regain its swagger? Why did Appalachian State’s Athletic Director fire Jerry Moore, their great coach, at the end of the 2012 season? How did the 4-8 record under their new coach work out? Where are Jerry Moore, Armanti Edwards, Julian Rauch, and Dexter Jackson today? Michigan paid Appalachian State $400,000 seven years ago to be a sacrificial lamb. Is the Appalachian State rematch worth $850,000? Can Michigan sweep the home season? Will Michigan win at least one of the three tough road games: Notre Dame, Michigan State, or Ohio State? Will Big Brother defeat Little Brother on the road? Will the regular season record be 10-2, 9-3, 8-4, 7-5, or worse? When did Michigan last return a punt or kickoff for a touchdown? Has Brady Hoke rebuilt the football team? Will Brady Hoke return if the season record is no better than 7-5? Is Jabrill Peppers the second coming of Charles Woodson? Will 100,000 fans show up for the Appalachian State game? Will students continue to stay at home or fraternity parties during the games? Is Michigan becoming a basketball school? Are there any wild Wolverines in Michigan? I was at the Appalachian State seven years ago. Why am I staying in Orange County to watch the rematch on a big screen instead of being at the game?

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