Michigan formally announced yesterday evening that the school, the Big Ten Network, and Amazon will partner for a behind-the-scenes documentary about the 2017 Wolverine football season that will be released in January of 2018.
From the school’s release:
“We are proud to partner with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes’ daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom,” said Michigan’s J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh. “We welcome judgment! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.”
“We think documenting this season will reveal that our university and football program are unique environments that equip our student-athletes for success in both academics and athletics,” said Warde Manuel, U-M’s Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “We are excited to work with great partners and to break new ground as the first collegiate program to participate in this digital space.”
With personalities around the facility like Harbaugh, his son Jay, defensive coordinator / wizard Don Brown, pass game coordinator Pep Hamilton, and a host of other interesting cats on staff, and on the team, the series is sure to be a must-watch. In case you missed it, the Harbaugh’s already have their own podcast.
In order to watch the series, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member (which comes with a whole lot of other useful perks like free two-day shipping via Amazon and a host of other great benefits).