Ever see a quarterback wear No. 98? No, of course, you haven’t. Until now, that is. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner rocked the number typically reserved for defensive lineman vs. Notre Dame on Saturday night, and he will do so for the rest of his career. Gardner, who used to wear No. 12, will wear No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon, Michigan’s first Heisman Trophy winner.
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Brady Hoke has been known to make a few bold statements from time-to-time, but the Wolverines’ head coach may have topped them all during a radio interview on the “Dan Patrick Show,” early Friday morning.
The upcoming Michigan-Notre Dame game has dominated headlines throughout the college football world this week. Leading up to the big game, #BTNLive had former Michigan standout Ty Law on the show Thursday. The guys asked the five-time Pro Bowler why this rivalry means so much to these two schools.
This isn’t a Saturday filled with scintillating matchups, but it’s saved by the marquee Notre Dame at Michigan game. One problem: There are three games vs. FCS foes: Indiana State at Purdue; Tennessee Tech at Wisconsin; Missouri State at Iowa. And Penn State plays host to Eastern Michigan, which is like a FCS school. Also, South Florida (which is at Michigan State) and San Diego State (at Ohio State) are horrible.
Week Two brings us a blockbuster matchup: Notre Dame at Michigan, one of the sport’s iconic rivalries. This will be a great test for a Wolverines’ program that is on the rise and the pick of many to win the Legends Division. Since the series was renewed in 1978, it is tied 14-14-1. However, this will be the last time for the foreseeable future that the clubs will meet in Ann Arbor.
Whether you think Michigan-Notre Dame is a historic rivalry – it is, Brian Kelly – get ready for Saturday night’s latest installment in the series by watching four classics between the two storied programs on BTN2Go. In this post catch part of the 1999 game, and watch the full 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2009 games on BTN2Go.