Media/Fan Day held today
The 2008 Media/Fan Day was held today (Sunday, 8-17-08). According to MGoBlue.com, Coach Rodriguez gave his opening press conference to the media, followed by one-on-one interviews with Michigan's coordinators and position coaches. The media also had a chance to interview, videotape and photograph each of the Wolverine players on the practice field adjacent to Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
At noon, the players bused to Michigan Stadium for the team and group pictures, giving the media one more opportunity to enter the stadium prior to the 2008 kickoff. Then it was back to Oosterbaan Fieldhouse for the afternoon's Fan Day, which gave the fans a chance to meet the team and coaches, get autographs and photos, and pick up promotional materials.
I did not attend the Fan Day. In 2006, Nick of Stadium and Main aptly described Fan Day thusly, "Middle-aged dudes asking for autographs for their kids, when they don’t have kids… that ain’t right. That just ain’t right." Besides being hilarious, Nick's comment was also dead on. That is why I skip Fan Day.
However, if you are interested in knowing what went on today, you can check out these photo galleries and audio files:
- Media Day photo gallery
- Fan Day photo gallery
- Media Day photo gallery (Free Press)
- Coach Rod [audio]
- Off. Coord. Calvin Magee [audio]
- Def. Coord. Scott Shafer [audio]
- Boubakar Cissoko [audio]
- Justin Feagin [audio]
- Mike Martin [audio]
- Sam McGuffie [audio]
*Note: 2008 team photo (top) by JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/Detroit Free Press