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Michigan football news: Wolverines partner with Amazon for documentary

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The Michigan Wolverines will partner with Amazon, as well as others, to bring fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 college football season.

This was announced via a release. Here it is:

“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.”

The series will chronicle the happenings of the 2017 season with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from college football’s winningest program. The cameras will follow Harbaugh, assistant coaches and players throughout the entire season, including access to practice, the university’s academic environment and a look into their lives off the field and in the Ann Arbor community.

“This represents a tremendous opportunity for BTN’s award-winning original programming team to partner with an entity like Amazon, as well as explore alternative distribution models for Big Ten content in the future,” said Michael Calderon, Senior Vice President, Programming and Digital Media, BTN.”

As you can tell, the Big Ten Network is involved.

This is interesting for several reasons. The most of which is more access to Jim Harbaugh and his antics.

Will we get to watch him watching Judge Judy, though? For me, the answer to this question will decide if I watch or not.

Anyway, this won’t air until January 2018. Everyone will already know how the season went for Michigan. If it goes great, Amazon will see some new eyes. If it goes awful, Amazon will see some new eyes.

Ah, hell, who are we kidding. This has potential to be gold!