Despite the season being young, we have been treated to a season of firsts thus far. We saw the changing of the guard, the first game of a return to the old legacy under Coach Brady Hoke. In that same game, against the WMU Broncos, we saw the first game ever called at the Big House. Ever. Are you serious? In all of our rich tradition and history, we have never had a game called due to poor weather? True. Very peculiar.
On this, day, in the next half an hour or so, we will get to witness another new “first”. We will get to see the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The Maize and Blue will do battle with the Leapin’ Leprechauns, er sorry, the Fighting Irish. Who have been fighting, lately, like the Old Mike Tyson instead of the Mike Tyson of Old. Which, actually ties in nicely, because if Michigan becomes the Victors of the game, then it will be the first time we beat ND three times in a row since 1909!
I am looking forward a Victory, tonight. I really want to put the pot on the fire and slow roast some Leprechaun! Michigan has some holes they need to fill in certain areas and are looking to find their team definition, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that ND will be able to take advantage of the rebooting of the Wolverines. Notre Dame is in the same situation. They haven’t really had a franchise coach since the days of Lou Holtz, who last coached in the 1996 campaign .Willingham was OK ,Weiss had limited success and now Brian Kelly is having ups and downs as coach. Mostly downs, though! You can evaluate the teams anyway you want and come up with your own conclusion. But, not only do I feel like the Wolverines are more hungry, and better prepared, it just feels like a win in my bones!
Well, game time is almost upon us! I am going to cozy up on the couch with a big bowl of Leprechuan Stew! Cheers! Oooh, did I mention it was the first time we are wearing our new throwback uniforms?!