About the Men’s Football Experience
The Michigan Men’s Football Experience (MMFE) began in 2006, and evolved not from an idea about football, but as a way for a grateful patient to honor the doctor who performed his lifesaving surgery. That patient was U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon, then CEO of Domino’s Pizza, Inc., and his doctor was James E. Montie, M.D., then-chair of the U-M Department of Urology. Brandon, a former Michigan football player coached by Bo Schembechler, conceived the idea. He contacted Coach Lloyd Carr about offering an off-season 48-hour window in the life of the Michigan football team and support the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the University of Michigan Health System. Coach Carr immediately embraced the idea. In 2011, Coach Brady Hoke gave a resounding yes when asked if he would continue the tradition and host the Michigan Men’s Football Experience.
This year, Coach Hoke and his staff will host the 4th annual Michigan Men’s Football Experience. The two-day event is designed to let you become a member of the Michigan Wolverine football team. You will experience on-field training in offensive and defensive schemes and special teams based in the Michigan tradition. You will attend a typical team meeting in Schembechler Hall, review actual practice film, enjoy a pre-game meal and suit up in the Michigan Stadium team locker room; all under the direction of Coach Hoke, his coaching staff and former U-M coaching legends.