The Capital One Bowl did something pretty cool tonight and live tweeted their meeting. No surprise here but seems we have a great worst case scenario as Michigan appears to be their first B1G choice.
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I made the trek up from NJ to watch the game yesterday. It was incredible, obviously. Today, while driving back, my family and I stopped at Perkins in Ohio, not sure what exit number. I was still wearing my Denard jersey. When we were seated, the hostess asked me if I was at the game yesterday. We talked about it for a little before me told me her son played on Michigan's football team. Her son is Fitzgerald Toussaint. We spent about a good 15 minutes talking about the game and the TD he had taken away. She got a hefty tip to say the least.
As I said, it's just another "cool story bro" moment, but I thought I'd share.
Can't embed sorry, but interesting tweet about his time at u of m... Also an interesting conversation with Taylor Mcnamara
I know I'm kind of putting the cart ahead of the horse here, but right now, smart money says Michigan goes to the Sugar Bowl, where we will play Houston.
Anybody have any clever thoughts about Houston? They are undefeated. but I really haven't followed them. They strike me as one of those small conference teams that has a gimmicky passing offense that works when they play bottom dwellers. (they've played TWO teams with a winning record IIRC)
I'd like to think that we can just get in there and manhandle them a bit. I don't see them stopping Fitz, and I guarantee you they've not faced an athlete like Denard.
Again though, I really don't know this Houston team that well. Anyone out there want to chip in with a few thoughts?
Unfortunately for the defense, they have not "been there before", they have not set positive records like our offense (only negative ones) and are more famous for derisive remarks about how they look like players for Indiana. Being able to overcome multiple years of baggage while vanquishing a bitter enemy who has taken the last seven games, must have felt overwhelming for those kids. I think we even saw some cracks around the edges with GERGian meltdowns giving up quick scoring drives, confusion on coverage, an uncharacteristic late hit from Kovacs, Troy (a fith year senior) being spun around on a double move by Posey, giving up 34 points to match their average from last year, the list goes on, but somehow they busted through on a day when the breaks were not going their way, when we did not play our best, we still won the game. That mental wall was finally burst through.
This defense has looked shaky, average and dominant as the season progressed, but only now I believe they have finally arrived by winning this type of "must win" game under that sort of pressure. These guys finally learned how to win a game when they had so much more to lose than Ohio. After this boost and break through, all I have got to say is "look out" to whoever pulls us for a bowl match up. Giving this group confidence from that season ending win will make us hell on wheels for whoever lines up against us.
Coincidence? And the misspelling of Braxton Mller (Braxston) and Jordan Hall (Haul) on the scoreboard?
edit #1 I wasn't looking for scientific evidence of anything....just sayin it was kinda cool and ironic that the last 3 digits were in fact 132..same number as this years team. That is all
edit #2, people, I just thought it was a cool thing.