Oklahoma State's generosity has left a pretty clear path to the BCS for Michigan. As unthinkable as it was, I think we're down to hoping for just three teams (not counting Michigan) to win out for the Wolverines to secure their first bid since 2006. Those teams are:
- Notre Dame
The SEC will get one at-large bid. If Oklahoma wins out, they win the Big 12 and give OK State two losses in their last three. If Notre Dame wins out, Stanford finishes with two losses. If Oregon wins out, they get the PAC-12 bid instead of an at-large bid. The Big East is lucky to get one bid, I doubt any bowl wants to invite an apathetic ACC runner-up, and eithe Houston or Boise will get a bid. That, plus Wisconsin or MSU guaranteed to lose one more would leave Michigan in the driver's seat. Thoughts?
BTW mgovideo is back up after some downtime today.
Mostly sunny skies and there's a chill in the air- put the mittens on to hold that cold beer! Sitting in the mid and upper 30s until 10am, but thanks to the wind it will feel like the upper 20s and low 30s until then. Winds are out of the southwest between 10-15mph (leaves blowing about), with gusts really starting to pick up around 9am, reaching up to 22mph (small branches move).
Warming up to 45 degrees (wind chill 40 degrees) with partly sunny skies to start this great game! That SW wind is at a steady 17-18mph (small trees sway), with gusts possible up to 26mph (you can hear the wind "whistling", empty plastic garbage cans tip over).
We'll hit the high of the day at halftime, a balmy 49 degrees. Although the actual temperature is near 50, keep in mind the wind chill will keep it feeling like 44 degrees. The wind's still 17-18mph and gusts are still possible up to 24mph. Mostly cloudy skies for the time being, but you'll notice the cloud cover continually increasing.
A SW wind at 15mph and cloudy skies by the end of the game. It turns into a pretty cloudy afternoon/evening with a chance of showers coming in around dinner-time and lingering into Sunday. The wind stays up around 17mph with gusts in the low 20s - it'll calm down Sunday afternoon. With warm air streaming in and the clouds acting like a blanket, temps remain high also, staying at 48 degrees through last call, although wind chills will have you feeling a cool 40 degrees.Let's Go Blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
0-0 with 9 minutes and some change to go in the first quarter, but Iowa State threatening. This might be the first time on a weeknight this month that ESPN has not shown MAC action.