Michigan aware of Memorial Stadium (w/video)

The Wolverines have had their fair share of hostile environments in night game situations so far in 2012. Just what can they expect in Lincoln?

Michigan is no stranger to primetime, raucous atmospheres this 2012 season. Playing in one of the more impressive stadiums in the country to kick off the season against Alabama in Texas, as well as another nationally televised, under the lights contest at Notre Dame stadium, the Wolverines have been there and done that.

Although the results haven't been to the Wolverine's liking, two losses, Brady Hoke believes his team is ready to handle the noise Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska.

"For us the environment, we've got to handle that," said Brady Hoke. "I think we've been in enough of those situations and are mature enough to do that, but we can't have any confusion at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball."

"It takes a focus and a little concentration to be able to do that," added Hoke.

Memorial Stadium is filled to capacity in rich tradition and, of course, plenty of fans decked out in red. Originally hosting its first football game on October 20, 1923, the name Memorial is used in order to properly recognize any and all Nebraskans who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars, both World Wars, the Korean War and Vietnam as well as, most recently, the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With well over 300 consecutive sellouts dating back to 1962, Michigan's players and even some of their family are keenly aware of the Cornhusker football history.

"It's going to be a good game," said senior quarterback Denard Robinson. "That's one of the teams that's always a great team to go see, and my parents even talk about going to Lincoln. So it's a great facility and it's a great atmosphere. We know it's going to be loud there, so we'll have to be ready to get communication right."

Senior cornerback J.T. Floyd will make his first and only trip to Lincoln Saturday night similar to his uncle who was fortunate enough to play in front of the red sea during his college days in the 1980's.

"It's definitely going to be an exciting venue to play at," said J.T. Floyd. "I think it holds about 80,000, or a little bit more than 80,000, and I'm also excited too ‘cause my uncle, he played for the University of South Carolina back in the mid 80's and he got to play at the University of Nebraska. So this will be my first and only shot to play there, so it'll be great to walk on the same field he walked on."

"He told me it was hostile back in the 80's," said Floyd. "He told me it was an environment that—it's one you should thrive on, one that you should enjoy to play in, live in the moment and go out there and give it your all."

To watch video again from Brady Hoke's press conference Wednesday, press play below.




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