I don't know if any of you guys remember, because I had forgotten just until a few days ago. TTUn's first opponent of the 2014 season will be their old rivals, the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Yes, their old rivals that they are winless against. They get another shot to lose to them.
Now let's compare this historic matchup...
Michigan is coming off a terrible 7-6 season, where they had a wide receiver playing QB, an offensive line with a thug and a bunch of JV backups, and a defense that had some ups and downs (at the very least).
However, as bad as Michigan was last year, Appalachian State was worse.
Sure they were an FCS team last year, but the Mountaineers are coming off a dreadful 4-8 season. With their only wins coming from the likes of Elon, Wofford, Western Carolina, and Georgia Southern. But if there is one positive thing that they have from last year, they beat a team that the SEC, *cough* *cough* I mean, Florida couldn't beat.
Compared to when the first time these two teams met back in 2007, Michigan was coming off an 11-2 season where they lost their lost their last two games to Ohio State and to USC in the Rose Bowl. Appalachian State were the defending two time FCS National Champions and had a school legend as their coach in Jerry Moore. Michigan still had the likes of Chad Henne, Mike Hart, Mario Manningham, and Jake Long on their team. Appalachian State also had some talent, QB Armanti Edwards, WR's Dexter Jackson and Brian Quick, and Safety Cory Lynch. All were drafted into the NFL.
2014 will also be the first year in the FBS for Appalachian State. And what a way to kick off their debut than against the team that made them famous. It should be a not so fun, but laughable game. But that's quite a ways to go, so for now we should just enjoy what has already happened, thanks for the memories App. State.