This will be the 2nd meeting all-time against SDSU. The first meeting was back in 2004 at home, with Michigan prevailing 24-21.
SDSU is coached by this man...
Hey wait a sec, he looks familair!
Hoke coached the defensive linemen at Michigan from 1995 to 2002. He was hired in 2009 after resigning his head coaching position at Ball State which he had from 2003-2008. In his first year at SDSU, he went 4-8.
So...the 2011 schedule now looks like this:
Sept. 3 Western Michigan
Sept. 10 Notre Dame
Sept. 17 Eastern Michigan
Sept. 24 San Diego State
Oct. 1 Bye Week
Oct. 8 at Wisconsin
Oct. 15 Indiana (Homecoming)
Oct. 22 at Michigan State
Oct. 29 at Iowa
Nov. 5 Minnesota
Nov. 12 Illinois
Nov. 19 at Northwestern
Nov. 26 Ohio State
First impressions -
• NO FCS SCHOOLS!!!!
• 8 home games - Thank you.
• All of September is played at home - Thank you again.
• 3 November home games - Now we're getting spoiled.
• Same opening 3 games as we had in 2009 (WMU, ND, EMU)
• Convenient bye-week before starting Big Ten play
• NU and Minnesota back on the schedule in place of Penn State and Purdue.
• tOSU will be played post-Thanksgiving
As far as the addition of the Aztecs to the schedule, I like it. I don't love it...I don't hate it. I like it.