This is my last post for The Big House Report. I’ve accepted an editor position at FanSided’s GBMWolverine.com, bringing to an end my time here at TBHR.
ESPN.com has released its 2015 All-Big Ten preseason team, and Michigan tight end Jake Butt is the only Wolverine to appear on the list.
The public has gotten two good glimpses of Michigan this fall: once when the Big Ten Network rolled into town for its fall camp coverage, and again Saturday night when students were invited to practice. The latter has proven to be the most informative. Here are some circulating observations.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has been through a lot during his nine years at Northwestern. His program has been trending downward as of late, and this has the feel of a make-or-break year for his Wildcats. No matter what happens, though, he has a few wildcards on this roster who could give Michigan trouble.
The BYU Cougars have posted an 8-5 record in each of the last three seasons. It’s been disappointing, but with most of the key roster positions returning—and with quarterback Taysom Hill coming back from injury—this Cougars team could end up being Michigan’s toughest non-conference opponent in 2015.
The UNLV Rebels took a big gamble this offseason by hiring former high school coach Tony Sanchez to lead the program back on the right path. It would be an incredible upset if UNLV were to go to the Big House and knock off Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines, but there are still a few matchup concerns to keep an eye on.
The 2015 home opener for the Michigan Wolverines will be a perfect middle-of-the-road game. Oregon State matched Michigan’s 2014 record at 5-7, so their Sept. 12 matchup in Ann Arbor will be one to watch.
Good day, folks. I’ve rounded up some of the TBHR staff to pick possible trap games for Michigan this season. Writers were able to pick up to three games, but as you’ll soon see, we didn’t feel it necessary to be lengthy.
Jim Harbaugh solidified today on SiriusXM Radio what every Michigan football fan has been been either assuming or hoping to hear since he took the job last December.