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Posted on Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 5:59 a.m.

Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30: A comprehensive guide to our coverage

By Pete Cunningham


Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner smiles after Michigan's 41-30 win over Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium Saturday, September 7, 2013.

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Why is this rivalry going away again?

Michigan's quarterback Devin Gardner and his favorite wide receiver Jeremy Gallon put on a show and the Wolverines beat Notre Dame, 41-30 in the second night game ever at Michigan Stadium. Notre Dame put a scare in the Wolverines late with an interception from Stephon Tuitt, but Michigan was able to hold off a late Fighting Irish charge.

But as much as Michigan fans loved stopping Notre Dame's comeback, they probably wished the Irish would come back as Ann Arbor bid adieu -- for now -- to one of its great rivals for the foreseeable future.

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Tue, Sep 10, 2013 : 10:48 p.m.

Now the Domers,Note can slither on home to South Bend with their tails between their legs the little green men in their pockets and their pride forever shattered.That's exactly what you Chickens deserve.Cluck!!!Cluck!!! Cluck!!! And you get it again next year at Domer,Notre Stadium. Hopefully you'll draw Alabama or some other SE Conference team in a bowl game and get smacked around again. Beat up on the Service Academies and the ACC because you're a Chicken yo play good team to play good teams.Cluckers


Mon, Sep 9, 2013 : 1:37 a.m.

Marshall Mathers: whose brilliant idea was that! Those old sportscasters were chuckling out loud because they had no idea what he does, he has no idea what college football is about, and he was such an incredibly crappy guest in the press box!


Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 3:43 p.m.

Michigan Football: has its own separate existence from the mundane, more serious world. With last nights game under the lights: Michigan's "brand" regained all the shine, sparkle and allure of Olde. Can we Michigan fans "be excused" for enjoying a break from the seriousness and tragedies of every day life? We are blessed and among those blessings is the Michigan Block M and Michigan Stadium - IN Ann Arbor, Michigan. :-) Let me suggest also that Notre Dame's football program "can be excused" for having less enthusiasm for their role than Michigan fans have for "our" Michigan football program. If the situation were reversed and Michigan was at the wrong end of a 4 game losing streak in their home stadium: we can bet there'd be a lot less talk about, "lets keep it going!" Season assessment: Michigan "failed" to show it's worthy of a top-10 ranking - yet. They let the Irish hang in and Devin G. almost gave the game away when he fuitilily tried to throw the ball away while being sacked. That ranks as a narrow escape and we can hope we'll see no more of that kind of mistake as the season goes on. On the plus side: Michigan held back it's potentially devastating stable of running backs. So we haven't seen the best that Michigan has quite yet. Go Blue!


Tue, Sep 10, 2013 : 10:50 p.m.

i'm just glad the handed to the Domers,Notre.

Glenn Galler

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 3:28 p.m.

Do you think it would be too much to ask the athletic department to test out the scoreboard before the start of the game? Is it necessary to get the scoreboard working halfway through the game? I would think six days between games should be sufficient to get the darn thing working. Didn't that scoreboard cost a little bit of money?


Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 4:07 p.m.

Even here in Oz, we occasionally get a glimpse behind the curtain. Well said. :-)


Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 1:32 p.m.

you know its not some issue that actually affects reality ... it's just football and while entertaining, I can't believe the ADs are willing to cancel this type of entertainment just for more money from the networks ... in effect, american greed ranks right up there with global woes

Glenn Galler

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 3:35 p.m.

While I think most things come down to money, I think this one was about one of the teams not starting out with a loss in the record. It would be nice if the NCAA could figure out how to not penalize teams that have early losses in their records because they are playing good teams. I had a fantastic evening and I wish this would occur every two years with Notre Dame.


Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 2:41 p.m.

115,000 people had a great time last night, probably your evening did not go so well?