A View from above in the New Big House

Big House BobSenior Analyst IIAugust 27, 2009

The media got to tour some of the new Michigan Stadium suites yesterday. For more photos, check out the Freep.


They have sold roughly 70 percent of the suites/club seats so far for the 2010 season.

  • Seems every one takes their Verizon phones to the Big House for games. Which prompted this announcement from Verizon today: with more than 100,000 people converging on Ann Arbor during Football Saturdays, Verizon Wireless has activated a COLT (cell on light truck) that doubles capacity of its high-speed wireless network in and around Michigan Stadium.
  • Athlete/LB Josh Furman has set a visit date to Ann Arbor for Sept. 12
  • QB Munchie Legaux continues to be on Michigan's radar. Here is what Munchie had to say: Although he remains uncommitted, Legaux recently narrowed his finalists to three schools. They were in order Oregon, Michigan and Baylor, not surprisingly all spread offense programs. Tulane remains a consideration, he said, particularly if he decides to remain close to home.

  • Michigan Stadium switches from Pepsi to Coke. Well done, Mr. Martin. Well done!

News and Notes from RR's press conference yesterday:

  • Question: Will you talk about one of your walk-ons, Jared Van Slyke and how game ready he is. Coach Rodriguez: "Yeah, Jared is a neat story. He hadn’t played for us. He sat out last year in his redshirt year, but he’s been very active at safety for us. He’s a smart football player. He’s involved in a lot of the special teams. He’s going to get a chance to play next weekend." Jared is the son of Tiger's coach Andy Van Slyke.
  • Jason Olesnavage is the leader right know as the top kicker. But the final decision has not been made.
  • Patrick Omameh is going to get some playing time this year on the offensive line and gives the overall line some flexibility and depth.
  • Mike Shaw has had a good fall camp after being out of all of spring ball with an injury.
  • Freshman Craig Roh is Brandon Herron's back up right now.
  • All 3 QB's are at the top of the depth chart