It turns out half of the Michigan squad played App State in 2007 stoned to the bejeezus. According to Chatsports up to 6 defensive starters and 3 offensive starters toked up before the game.
The night before the game, everyone was smoking pot and having fun at the team hotel, no coaches were bothering us. The next day, (game day), one offensive player in particular was the ring leader and was messing around trying to convince all the other guys that we could beat these guys stoned and how crazy it would be to be all messed up and still ‘drop 50 on these fools’.
That actually does not surprise me. We are talking about Michigan here. What is shocking is the total lack of preparation from the Wolverines heading into the season:
“There was a perception that we were going to be so good in ’07 that everyone kind of thought the entire season was going to be a breeze, we would go undefeated for sure” said the former player. “There were two different teams that off-season it seems. A lot of the Ohio (high school) guys and guys from west coast stuck together, and were really into the party scene, the Michigan (high school) players and seniors were the other group. The really odd thing is that I don’t think Chad (Henne) saw any of the receivers from the time spring ball ended until the first day of fall camp. We were just a bunch of guys with our own agendas and no sense of team. Once (LaMarr) Woodley and (David) Harris left after ’06, all leadership was gone on the team.
This makes the 2007 loss to Michigan 0-38 at home even more embarrassing. Notre Dame must have been even more stoned that day.