The Michigan Wolverines have the most wins all-time and the highest winning percentage in college football history. The team is known for its distinctive winged helmet, its fight song (“Hail to the Victors”), its record-breaking attendance figures at enormous Michigan Stadium, and its many rivalries, particularly its annual season-ending game against Ohio State, once voted as ESPN's best sports rivalry. The Wolverines will play in the new East Division of the Big Ten along with rivals Michigan State and Ohio State and new conference members Maryland and Rutgers. In both its history of 11 national titles and 42 bowl appearances and its 2013 outlook, the Michigan football program is one of the most successful in the nation. The Wolverines followed up a 10-2 2011 season (capped with a Sugar Bowl victory) with an 8-4 season against some of the toughest competition around. Michigan played #2 Alabama, #11 Notre Dame, #4 Ohio State, and #11 South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, losing all four games.
While the team loses fan favorite and Heisman candidate-quarterback/wide receiver/running back Denard Robinson, a stacked recruiting class and elite coaching practically guarantees Michigan will be right back in contention this fall. Running back Derrick Green, cornerback Jourdan Lewis, and quarterback Shane Morris are just some of the talented recruits coming to Ann Arbor. Green joins running back Fitzgerald Toussaint on offense, and leading tackler Jake Ryan returns for his junior year. Whoever ends up at quarterback while have the lethal Jeremy Gallon at wide receiver for one more year. The atmosphere at Michigan Stadium, also known as the Big House, will be as vibrant as ever with ever-increasing crowds of upwards of 110,000 fans. Michigan is coached by third-year coach Brady Hoke, who will again have his players focus on beating Ohio State in the big end-of-year game. Michigan will also host Notre Dame for just the second night game in the history of Michigan Stadium. Don’t miss out – get your tickets with Gold Coast Tickets!