With Air Force coming to town on Saturday, Michigan is going all out with its patriotic festivities. There are plans to recognize Leroy Petry, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, during the ceremonial coin toss, and there is going to be a "Salute Around the Big House." Also, the band is going to play a military halftime show, and before the game, Michigan has planned quite the flyover:
• Three University of Michigan Helicopters
• Eagle Flyover During National Anthem -- Challenger
• B-2 Stealth Bomber
Challenger is a bald eagle that has been trained to do flyovers at sporting events, and he was in the Big House on Friday to practice for Saturday. Check it out:
The eagle has landed. Challenger, warming up in Michigan Stadium for his flight path tomorrow: twitter.com/umichfootball/…— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) September 7, 2012
I have a feeling there will be quite a few U-S-A chants on Saturday in Michigan Stadium.