Fox Sports 1 has built a full-sized tour bus wrapped in khaki fabric to promote their kick off to college football. The bus is traveling to multiple cities en route to its final destination of Salt Lake City for the showdown between Michigan and Utah.
On Wednesday, FS1 Opening Drive was in New York City where Eddie Maisonet had a chance to sit down with legendary college football contributor Gus Johnson.
Johnson spoke about Big Blue Nation and how he grew up idealizing one of Michigan’s former coaches.
“Well I’m from Michigan, and I’m from Detroit. I grew up a Michigan fan, all my life,” Johnson said.
“As a matter of fact, if I had a daughter I was going to name her Bo. And I was dating a girl, and I told her that if I had a daughter, I wanted to name her ‘Bo Schembechler Johnson.’ She was like, ‘you’re crazy!’ I said, ‘That would be an awesome middle name for her, Schembechler. Nobody would have that name!’ She said, ‘No, you’re crazy!'”
College football sure can excite some absurd ideas from time to time.
Johnson also explained how “happy” he is to call a Michigan game.
“Growing up a Michigan fan, I’ve never been to a Michigan game before. It’s going to be really neat for me to have a chance to watch the Wolverines play, especially in the position that I’m in, calling the game. However, I will not be biased at all, and I will call the game as I normally do,” he added.
“Yet, having a chance to be a part of Fox Sports and doing the things we’ve been able to do, I’m happy to be a part of this. I’m happy that Michigan got a great coach, and hopefully the future will be bright for them. It’s going to be great to see Utah, as Salt Lake City’s a hidden gem with great people and passionate fans. The place is going to be jam-packed, and if you haven’t watched a game there…it’s not a big stadium, but it’s a rowdy stadium. The kids go crazy, and the game’s going to be dynamite.”
Harbaugh’s debut as head coach of Michigan is just eight days away.
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