Michigan Wolverines Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - The Michigan Wolverines vaunt one of the top recruiting classes in the country, comprised of 16 commitments, with eight 4-star players and 5-star DB Jabrill Peppers. The most significant Michigan departure is Taylor Lewan, among the top ranked OTs in this year’s NFL Draft. Additionally, coach Brady Hoke publicly stated that this year’s quarterback position will be up for grabs when spring practice commences: competition is primarily between senior Devin Gardner and sophomore Shane Morris. Last year, even though the Wolverines scored a ticket to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, they lost six of their last eight games, ultimately logging a 7-6 season (3-5 in the Big Ten)—a disappointment considering Michigan was favored to compete for the Big Ten Championship.
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10/25/13 - The Wolverines started off strong, picking up W’s against Central Michigan and Notre Dame; but, inconsistency followed. Michigan has shown they can dominate teams by putting up 40 plus points, but have also had some close calls including a loss to Penn State. The defense has regularly been the highlight, and has looked solid for most of the season. Up next on the Big Blue’s schedule, the Michigan State Spartans. The in-state rivalry game is far and away the most expensive at Spartan Stadium this year with prices starting at $125. The Wolverines will be coming off a bye week, but their team will be tested against the nation’s best defense. The rest of the season doesn’t get any easier for Michigan, they’ll play Nebraska at home who is currently in the Top 25, Northwestern and Iowa on the road, and then #4 Ohio State to close the regular season. Michigan vs. Ohio State football tickets range from $225 - $1451 in Ann Arbor for the best rivalry game in College Football.
Michigan Wolverines Football
It's not been easy recently to be a fan of Michigan Wolverines football. After spending the last few years as Ohio State's red-haired stepchild, from the last few years of former head coach Lloyd Carr's tenure, through the disastrous (or highly amusing, if you're from Ohio) regime of Rich Rodriguez, the Maize and Blue seemed to have finally turned a corner with the hiring of Brady Hoke, who went 11-2 in his first year as head coach, including a long overdue win over the rivals to the south and a win in the Sugar Bowl
over the Virginia Tech Hokies
. However, the Wolverines fell back somewhat last season, struggling their way to an 8-5 record, and a disappointing bowl loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks
In terms of personnel, the Wolverines have holes to fill on both sides of the ball in 2013. Among the offensive losses is Denard Robinson, a dynamic player who could beat opponents with either his legs or arm; and receiver Roy Roundtree. Stepping into these offensive slots this fall will be senior QB Devin Gardner, who was 3-1 last season as a late-season starter, and senior receivers Drew Dileo, Jeremy Jackson, and Jeremy Gallon. The ground game will be spearheaded by redshirt senior Fitzgerald Toussaint, and junior Thomas Rawls. Defensively the Wolverines are hoping to improve on an already stingy performance last year, which saw the squad earn a top-20 ranking in points allowed per game, but has significant holes to fill all over. Fans at Michigan Stadium, the famed "Big House," will have high expectations for the 2013 season, including a trip west.
Michigan football fans have already circled November 30th on the 2013 Wolverines football schedule — when the Big Ten rival Ohio State Buckeyes visit Ann Arbor. It's the second most expensive Michigan Wolverines home football game this season, with Buckeyes vs. Wolverines tickets from $197 in the upper end zones. At $223 per ticket, only Notre Dame vs. Michigan tickets in September have a higher get-in price at The Big House in 2013. Other Big Ten conference games at Michigan Stadium include the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Indiana Hoosiers, and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Cheap Wolverines football tickets are available under $50 for both the Minnesota and Indiana Big Ten football games, as well as non-conference games versus the Central Michigan Chippewas and Akron Zips. Michigan's intrastate rivarly game with the Michigan State Spartans will be played in East Lansing in early November. Given its high demand, U-M fans making the hour drive to Spartan Stadium should expect to pay at least $150 to grab Spartans vs. Wolverines tickets.