Set­ting the stage

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Michi­gan is 15-13 when ESPN’s “Col­lege Game­Day” is on-site (9-3 home, 5-8 away, 1-2 neu­tral site). Neu­tral site games de­noted with as­ter­isk.

Sept. 10, 1994: at Notre Dame, W 26-24

Oct. 15, 1994: Penn State, L 31-24 Sept. 14, 1996: at Colorado, W 20-13

Sept. 13, 1997: Colorado, W 27-3 Oct. 25, 1997: at Michi­gan State, W 23-7

Nov. 8, 1997: at Penn State, W 34-8 Nov. 22, 1997: Ohio State, W 20-14 Jan. 1, 1998: *Washington State, W 21-16

Sept. 5, 1998: at Notre Dame, L 36-20

Sept. 4, 1999: Notre Dame, W 26-22

Sept. 25, 1999: at Wis­con­sin, W 21-16

Oct. 9, 1999: at Michi­gan State, L 34-31

Sept. 30, 2000: Wis­con­sin, W

13-10

Aug. 31, 2002: Washington, W 31-29

Nov. 23, 2002: at Ohio State, L

14-9

Sept. 13, 2003: Notre Dame, W 38-0

Nov. 22, 2003: Ohio State, W 35-21 Jan. 1, 2004: *USC, L 28-14

Nov. 18, 2006: at Ohio State, L, 42-39

Nov. 17, 2007: Ohio State, L 14-3 Sept. 10, 2011: Notre Dame, W

35-31

Sept. 1, 2012: *Alabama, L 41-14 Sept. 7, 2013: Notre Dame, W 41-30 Oct. 17, 2015: Michi­gan State, L 27-23

Nov. 26, 2016: at Ohio State, L the “Just com­ing to Ann Ar­bor, it re-en­er­gizes my soul. I love com­ing to Ann Ar­bor. Great cam­pus. Won­der­ful peo­ple. I ap­pre­ci­ate the fall weather. Nice and crisp, great foot­ball weather.”

Pol­lack on Michi­gan de­fen­sive end Rashan Gary: “(Rashan) He re­quires a lot of at­ten­tion. He’s the fo­cal point, you can tell, of a lot of game plans. Quick, fast, hy­per­ac­tive. (Chase) Wi­novich is a dif­fer­ent type of ath­lete but in­stinc­tive as can be. You watch that Notre Dame game, he’s read­ing screens and he re­ally has a good feel and a good knack. In­stincts are very hard to teach in­di­vid­u­als. You can’t teach some­body to feel some­thing if they don’t feel it.

“He has a knack for know­ing where the ball’s go­ing. He’s very phys­i­cal, he’s very tough, gets af­ter the quar­ter­back, has a ton of pres­sures this sea­son. Both play­ers very good. Gary’s more ath­letic, gets more at­ten­tion, but Wi­novich is great player, too. Don’t for­get about Devin Bush — he’s a freak show in the mid­dle. He’s a heck of a player. “

Pol­lack, a de­fen­sive back at Ge­or­gia, said he’d love to play for Michi­gan de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Don Brown: “He’s go­ing to test your man­hood. He’s go­ing to call you out and he’s go­ing to de­mand of you. I had a de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor in col­lege that was like that too. Like, who’s the Al­phas. You’re go­ing to fig­ure it out quick. Who can han­dle it and who can’t. He brings pres­sure. He’s not afraid of the mo­ment. If you get a big play, and my only knock on Michi­gan this year de­fen­sively you started slow. You had some bad starts that are kind of mind-blow­ing. ”

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