Sights and sounds from Michigan's spring game

John O'Korn: 'There's no ceiling with this team' (2:08)

Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn speaks to Marty Smith about the experience of practicing at IMG academy in Florida, playing a spring game at night, and the bond he built with teammates and coach Jim Harbaugh. (2:08)

Michigan wrapped up its spring season under the lights this past Friday night in front of an estimated crowd of nearly 40,000 fans. The Wolverines faithful filled up more than a third of Michigan Stadium to get a good look at head coach Jim Harbaugh and a team that many hope can bring the school its first Big Ten title in more than a decade.

The Big Ten blog is starting the week off by giving those who didn’t make the trip to Ann Arbor a peek at what it felt like to be in the Big House this weekend.

The stadium doors didn't open until an hour before the 6 p.m. kickoff, but that didn't keep folks from lining up early to get the best seats possible on a first come, first served night.

Of course, front-row seats meant getting to watch current Wolverines stars like tight end Jake Butt get loose and roam the sideline with stars of the past. Among the many former players in attendance Friday night were Charles Woodson, Desmond Howard and 2014 quarterback Devin Gardner.

Front-row seats also provided a chance to get a closer look at the future Wolverines. Savvy fans didn't take long to recognize Alabama safety J'Marick Woods, one of the most recent prospects to commit to the Wolverines.

Harbaugh is never one to miss a recruiting opportunity. Not only did the innovative head coach schedule two different rap acts to perform in the stadium, but he also stayed out of the locker room in between halves to help introduce those in attendance to most of the freshmen who will join the team this summer -- including the nation's No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary.

Stunts like that have made Harbaugh the most popular man in Michigan. Along with lining up to get into the game, fans also waited in line to stack up on Harbaugh gear in one of the several on-site apparel stores.

On the field, the Maize team eked out a 14-13 victory thanks to a stuffed two-point conversion on the final play of the game. The dramatic finish left some members of the blue team feeling a bit heartbroken.

As far as the QB competition, it will continue into the fall. Who will win? It's pretty simple if you ask Shane Morris, which Marty Smith did after the game. Smith also caught up with Butt after the game and the tight end talked about his expectations for the upcoming season.

The next time Michigan hits its home field in full pads will be almost exactly five months from now, when they host Hawaii in the season opener on Sept. 3.