Umm...you do realize we cant stop teams that tempo us. Auburn would eat our lunch with their tempo.
Michigan in the bowl projections: Yikes
Said it last night, I'd rather to Tempe and the BWW Bowl. Repeat bowls suck, so I don't want to go to the Outback Bowl, and Jacksonville is a shitty city, so I don't want to go to the Gator Bowl
And then I can watch the Wings on New Years without having to worry about UM
No Redwings comments. I am still pissed that they lost in OT again last night.
Yes, Tempe would be great. For me. :)
Yesterday I commented that it would be great to find a team we could beat in a bowl. Today I'm wondering if there are any.
Ball State in downtown Detroit.
Screw it, let's play Oregon again!
Since I live in Texas, the Texas bowl v. TTech would be great.
What's your opinion on Houston? I'm trying to decide if I want to go to the Bowl Game or not
Houston is alright, I definitely prefer Ft. Worth / Dallas or Austin. Houston is very spread out and the downtown area isn't as neat as other large cities. The area around Rice University is superb and some of the suburbs like The Woodlands are really nice. If you fly in, don't stay anywhere near Bush Intercontinental Airport, you will be far from all the fun areas.
Edit: I don't actually live in Houston but go there occasionally for work purposes.
You can have a good time down here - stay downtown or thereabouts as you can take the Metro rail to Reliant and don't have to worry about driving or parking.
Best areas for nightlife are Midtown/Montrose, Rice Village, and the Heights. The best thing to come out of this season would be a bowl game in Houston.
Assuming the bowl game is at Reliant Stadium, the best place to stay will be either Downtown, Midtown/Montrose, or Rice Village area. Midtown has some great restaurants, bars, and daytime activities - museums, parks, etc. Midtown and Rice Village are both south/southwest of downtown, and the stadium is just a little further SW than Rice Village.
I also recommend checking out some of the local breweries - St. Arnold's or Karbach are both pretty good.
Unfortunately, if Michigan goes to the Texas Bowl, I won't be in-state anymore. Would love to go though, I think Houston is a fun place - a whole lot better than I had heard before living there.
I lived in Austin for a couple years and I'm the only person in the world I think that actually thinks Austin sucks.
Dallas is ok, was there a few times and for the Bama game but I'd rather be in Houston than anywhere else in Texas.
I'd love to start going to bowl games, 98 Rose Bowl was my only one. Won't be going this year, I can't even make it to the LEAFS Wings game which is killing me this time around.
Maybe next year.
There's a reason Houston in featured in just about every property law textbook in the US: it's the only city with a population > 500,000 in the US with essentially no zoning laws.
So if you really, really enjoy visiting strip malls, strip clubs, and have always wanted to experience the ultimate in zero walkability, you're going to love it.
I do recommend trying Goode Co. for excellent mesquite-grilled meaty fare.
i'm sure that everyone from hoke on down is "accepting mediocrity."
The last thing this program needs is to lose a bowl game to Rich Rod.
Damn, that would be awesome.
That would ensure total rock bottom. Absolutely nowhere to go but up. Nobody could even try to deny it.
The first step to a solution is recognizing you have a problem. That would be a big 'ole problem.
What I think might be a little more interesting is if we play the University of Texas.
Greg Robinson, Texas DC, versus Al Borges, Michigan OC.
Man, would the board on this blog light up for that one.
RichRod handing Michigan its azz in a bowl game MIGHT just be what needs to happen in order for balance to be restored in the universe. And by "balance" I mean whatever the hell awful karma has surrounded this team ever since Bo died can please go someplace else for awhile.
I would welcome that matchup, and would feel confident about winnning. After all, there's nothing like a Rodriguez coached team to bring out the best in our offensive line and running game. If we can against anyone, we can run against Arizona!
I'm apathetic towards everything Michigan Football related. I am just here to give no insight like most posters these days, but the good thing is that nobody can downvote me so YAY FREE MGOPOINTS
Brady Hoke takes over in 2003 after Bill Lynch goes 0-11, 5-6, 5-6, and 6-6 in his final four seasons at BS. It takes Hoke five seasons to achieve a season winning record, going 7-6 in 2007. He leaves BS for SDSU after his 12-2 season in 2008.
Stan Parrish, Hoke's OC in 2006-2008, takes over BS in 2009 and goes 2-10 and 4-8 in his two seasons. He's fired after the 2010 season, and current BS coach Pete Lembo goes 6-6, 9-4, and is now 8-1 in 2013.
Brady Hoke wants a matchup with Ball State like he wants a hole in the head.
Consider yourself downvoted.
At this point, I think it'd be beneficial to not accept any bowl game invite. This team, from the coaches to the players, don't deserve a bowl game. And this is Michigan; we shouldn't want to play in a crappy bowl game.
This comment is just plain stupid. The extra practices are very valuable.
Um extra practices ??
I don't know if you are kidding but yes, the team get's around 10 to 14 practices for the bowl game which you don't get if you don't make a bowl game or decline an invitation.
Those practices get the kids who didn't play much or redshirted or hell ALL of the youngsters a jump moving into the Spring.
Also can be used as a recruiting tool since visitors can see how practice is run and how the coaches interact with the players. Some prospects can't make it to Ann Arbor during their own season and this is a way a prospect can see how the program works.
I have to chime in on the stupidity here, we need those extra practices.
Using Massy's matchup simulator, Michigan would get a 38% win probability head-tohead against Texas Tech and a 12% predicted win probability playing Auburn. Between the two, I would probably go with Texas Tech myself. Actually, that's the highest predicted win probability we've had against a projected opponent in a couple weeks, I think.
I want them to play in tempe,az we got cheap direct flights into mesa..wanna see us play..gonna go to utah game in utah in a couple of years
OT: Yeah Montana!
Technically speaking, there is a real possibility Michigan could qualify for the Little Caesars Bowl if you look at the matchup
Mac (1) v. B1G (8)
For me, that would be as bad as not qualifying for a bowl at all. However, Northern Illinois will most likely win the MAC, and at this juncture, it would be an intriguing matchup. Is Michigan's 'rock bottom' so to speak, better or worse than MAC's #1 team?
Much rather lose to a BCS team then NIU anyhow
It isn't a possibility because even if Michigan ends up 6-6, the motor city bowl picks last. Michigan would get picked by the Texas bowl or gator before them
I assume all this "rock bottom" talk is referring to Michigan under Hoke, right, or have we in our selective and very short-term memory already forgotten Rich Rod?
On the positive, I live downtown Detroit so I could see a 6-6 Michigan take on a MAC team quite easily.
before State sure helped
Agreed. The bye week before State, the time before the South Carolina bowl game, the time before the Alabama opener......
Stupid idea, considering we would be forfeiting extra practices.
I'm rooting for us in the BW3 Bowl. Since I'm right around the corner from Sun Devil Stadium, it would be a nice x-mas gift to myself to go to the game. The opponent doesn't really matter if we continue the way we have - it could be a slaughter anyway you slice it. I'd rather get destroyed by a SEC/B12 team than get embarrased by a WAC/MAC school...
Not really digging Baylor vs. UCF/Fresno State in the Fiesta Bowl, but I guess my tix will be cheap if these teams hold true. Sad matchup compared to last year's KSU/Oregon game...
x2. I live in Avondale.
Who the hell cares.
Good luck selling tickets to the Texas Bowl. At least DB would be able to sell tickets to the Pizza Bowl.
could still win the ESS, EEE, SEE. They have to win out, and that means beating Alabama I know, but don't go to sleep on that idea. They are a good football team.
Please no. The last thing I want is Ohio State getting to the BCS Championship, which would have the added bonus of the Rose Bowl probably taking the B1G runner-up, which is almost sure to be Sparty.
On the other hand, maybe if we get ALL the genital stomps out this year, there won't be any left for '14.
Should be good game against Texas. Greg( beaver Gerg) vs Greg.
Michigan has a reputation for traveling well to bowl games, but I have to wonder, if Michigan plays the rest of the season like the last two games if even many of the staunchest fans would just say "no thanks" and sit this one out.
Nobody wants the Auburn matchup less than me. I am married to an Auburn fan and the thought of my wife saying, "They played really hard, honey. It was a good game..." when we lose 30-0 is really unappealing.