Michigan football to be featured in Amazon Prime series

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If there’s not an episode of the series devoted to Jim Harbaugh’s pants choices it will have been a waste. (Getty)
If there’s not an episode of the series devoted to Jim Harbaugh’s pants choices it will have been a waste. (Getty)

Michigan football may not want people to see a depth chart or official roster in the weeks before the season begins but it has no problem allowing cameras behind-the-scenes for an Amazon documentary series.

Amazon will feature Michigan’s 2017 football season in a “Hard Knocks”-style series to be released at a later date.

“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,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said in a release. “We welcome judgment. We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.”

The series will be produced in conjunction with the Big Ten Network. You can bet that Harbaugh views this as yet another recruiting tool, especially with the popularity of the Netflix series “Last Chance U” that has profiled East Mississippi Community College the past two seasons.

The show, which “will take viewers inside Schembechler Hall, Glick Field House, the practice fields, Michigan Stadium and opposing venues as Michigan prepares each week. In addition, the eight-episode show will go into the academic setting/classrooms with the Wolverines and into the local community as the team conducts various events,” will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers after its release.

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