Good afternoon, Big Ten nation! I'm Eddie Murray and I will be reporting on all the excitement taking place on the Michigan campus this weekend.
There may not be a better weekend for the Big Ten's Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour to travel to Ann Arbor. After four long weeks of non-conference play, the Big Ten schedule is finally kicking off as Minnesota comes to town for the battle of the Little Brown Jug -- the oldest trophy in college football history -- and our fifth straight home game of the season.
We've had our ups and downs the past few seasons, but here in Ann Arbor we still believe that the University of Michigan is college football. It's home to the most wins in college football history (888), the largest stadium in the country (the Big House seats 109,901 and we sell out 110% of games), 77 All-Americans and 42 Big Ten Championships.
I don't think there is a doubt that first-year head coach Brady Hoke, a true Michigan Man, is restoring our program to the Wolverine teams of old -- teams Bo would be proud of. Hoke said it best himself at the Big Ten Media Day in July: "This might sound arrogant, and if it is, it is. We're Michigan." And so far he's done a pretty good job, starting off the year undefeated at 4-0.
With all of the Big Ten and NCAA football history that has taken place in Ann Arbor and surrounded the numerous Wolverine squads, it will be a thrilling experience to see the new Big Ten's Legends and Leaders square off in this 2011 season, as well as seeing one team lift the inaugural Stagg-Paterno Big Ten Championship trophy in December (hopefully wearing the Maize and Blue).
For those who have never experienced what Michigan -- or even Big Ten -- football is all about, keep checking the B1G Mobile Tour blog and Twitter to stay updated throughout the week. And for those in Ann Arbor, come experience the excitement yourself and stop by the B1G Mobile Tour RV! As soon as the Tour's schedule is finalized I will be posting it.
...and as always, GO BLUE!