Michigan took to a road trip today, to Ford Field in Detroit. The move was made by Coach Hoke to get Team 133 a small feel for what it’s going to be like to play in Cowboys Stadium on September 1st.
“We’re going to go down there and change up the environment a little bit,” Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Tuesday night after practice. “I think it’s good for us and have some distractions that are built in when you do that. We’ve been doing some crowd noise. I think AC/DC was on today when we did some first-down stuff.”
The Wolverines will not scrimmage at Ford Field. It will just be a practice.
“(We will) practice with some situational, two minute (drills), put the high-pressure stuff on them,” Hoke said. “See if they can stay focused.”
The players are excited. Especially safety Thomas Gordon, who grew up in Detroit and played just a short distance away from Ford Field at Cass Tech High School.
“We are all keeping our minds on the fact that this is a business trip,” said Detroit Cass Tech grad Thomas Gordon. “Still, it is going to be fun, especially for me. I’m getting to take the team home with me.”
Stay tuned for more news in the days ahead.