“Michigan Is College Football”: Alum Dave Portnoy Hails Michigan’s Historic Milestone Amid Sign-Stealing Controversy

Published 11/19/2023, 6:11 AM EST

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Dave Portnoy endeavored to stand by his alma mater, the University of Michigan. They are presently embroiled in controversy. The NCAA is unlikely to conclude its investigation into the Michigan Wolverines any time soon. It is postulated to go on for a while. In fact, it is expected to go on beyond the end of the season. That did not discourage Portnoy, not one bit, as he has stood in solidarity with his venerable institution any chance he got.

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Dave Portnoy saw that as a signal to push forward and vehemently defend the Wolverines. With head coach Jim Harbaugh serving the second of his suspensions this regular season, the Wolverines won again to maintain their perfect record. They are now 11-0 for the season. In the process, they also reached a new milestone, becoming the first college team to mark 1,000 wins.

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Dave Portnoy took to his X handle to celebrate the achievement. He wrote in one tweet, Congrats #team144. Congrats to Michigan! 1st college football team to 1000 wins. Michigan IS college football!” Portnoy had opined earlier that the Wolverines were a footballing dynasty in the making. This record presently puts them unaccompanied in a pantheon of greats. They will look to add at least one more win to that tally before the end of the season. He has singlehandly reaffirmed the belief that Michigan will and always will exemplify the pure spirit of college football for posterity.

Their biggest rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes, lie in wait for them in their last game of the regular season. With an identical 11-0 record, the Buckeyes and the Wolverines will battle it out in a winner-takes-all for a spot in the Conference Championship game. Their rivals are second on that list with a distant 964. The Iowa Hawkeyes will be the winner’s opponents. Before that, though, the Wolverines have a few issues to iron out.

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J.J. McCarthy continues his downward slump at the home of the Terrapins

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy had another forgettable game against the Maryland Terrapins. The Heisman Trophy candidate has seen his performances drop in recent weeks. Blake Corum led the way once more during that time with another two rushing touchdowns. Dave Portnoy had rushed to McCarthy’s defense too, when one Heisman voter contemplated leaving him off the ballot entirely.

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The season remains evenly poised in the Big Ten East division. With the Wolverines and the Buckeyes level, it remains to be seen who books a showdown with the Hawkeyes. The former were the Conference champions the last two seasons in a row. They seem determined to perform for their suspended coach. The game versus the Buckeyes will be of paramount importance to the Wolverines for a multitude of reasons. Can they use the added incentive to their benefit?

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Anirudh Haridas

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I am Anirudh Haridas and I am a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. As a stalwart ice hockey fan, I delved into the US Sports arena, driven by the phenomenal pace of the sport. From creating insights on various Olympic avenues like surfing and swimming to covering stories around equestrian and rodeo sports, I bring versatility to my writing.
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