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Michigan kicks off 50 States Tour

5/29/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

College Football Live is starting a very cool feature on Monday, as the show begins its 50 States Tour, a series that will profile the best of amateur football (college and high school) in every U.S. state, plus the District of Columbia.

The tour begins Monday with Michigan, a state filled with football history and tradition on both the college and high school levels. Guests on Monday's show (ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET) include University of Michigan Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson.

The blog will have some Michigan-related items Monday, but be sure to vote for the greatest college team in state history.

  • 1953 Michigan State, 12-0

  • 1965 Michigan State, 10-1-0

  • 1973 Michigan, 10-0-1

  • 1985 Michigan, 10-1-1

  • 1997 Michigan, 12-0

All eight states in the Big Ten footprint will be part of the tour, which runs until Aug. 7. Each tour stop will feature live interviews related to the state, including those with prominent football figures, current coaches and local writers. The shows also will include debate between analysts and opportunities for fans to pick each state's best coach, player and team.