From Portage Northern.
So Houston is confirming what we all knew: They suck. As in they're really, really bad. Barring the unforeseeable, Houston is going to lose and that means we'll be playing #18 TCU in the Sugar Bowl.
I haven't watched much of TCU this season so I know nothing of their strengths or weaknesses. To those who have watched TCU this season, please elaborate on their playing style, what they're good at, what they're bad at, etc.
The UNLV-TCU game is on Versus. Here's a link for those without Versus: http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/95915/1/watch-unlv-vs-%2818%29-tcu.html
instead of bombing game discussion threads with bowl prognostications, this thread seeks to unify them. One anxiety thread to rule them all.
/commence anxiety. I will start - Houston loss, LSU win, Wisconsin win. Who will we play, damn you?
If all goes to chalk, Houston will be our opponent in the Sugar Bowl.
I figured this deserves its own thread to get peoples' comments not only on how the game is going, but how they see the potential future matchup for us going.
1. Wisconsin (by a lot) or MSU (by a lot)
3. Oklahoma State
4. Southern Miss
5. Iowa State
7. New Mexico
Your warrior-poets must defeat the dirty cheaters who wear different colors in order to ensure Michigan gets a Sugar Bowl slot.
Ed: Fixed the Rose Bowl typo.
Did you happen to hear the post game interview with Chip Kelly as he spoke to the crowd? At the end he said, "we're going to go drink some Dr. Pepper and mail our Christmas gifts by UPS."
Is he or Oregon getting paid for him to say that? That's a new one to me. Anything for a buck.
>> edit: after researching a bit more I guess they were founding partners of the game, but have you ever heard after the Tosittos Fiesta bowl "We're going to eat some Tostitos" or after the Outback Bowl "I'm going to get me a bloomin' Onion". Maybe it was a requirement of the sponsorship, but man it's going overboard.
Greg Mattison has been announced as a finalist for the Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach of the year. It's a pretty big honor just to be nominated let alone be named a finalist, so congrats to Coach Mattison and good luck. The winner will be announced on December 6.
2011 Broyles Award Finalists:
John Chavis, DC (LSU)
Paul Chryst, OC/QB (Wisconsin)
Greg Mattison, DC (Michigan)
Garrick McGee, OC/QB (Arkansas)
Sal Sunseri, Asst. HC/LB (Alabama)