"HOKE BEATS COCKS IN OUTBACK"
Official bowl speculation / "How tan will I get this Christmas?" thread
if we came from behind in that game
This is the type of matchup that we must pull out.
Ha. I see what you did there.
Can the Michigan student section pull out the ANAL cheer like at Yost?
Give me an A
Give me a N
Give me an A
Give me a L
What's that spell? ANAL!
What's that mean? Come from behind!
I seem to be hearing a lot of talk that Northwestern has the potential to be picked for the Capital One bowl or the Outback bowl, ahead of Nebraska or Michigan, respectively. Can someone please explain what the logic is behind this? Northwestern had a decent year, but when you compare their fanbase to Michigan's or Nebraskas... well it's not even close. In terms of TV as well as fans travelling to the game, Northwestern is a clear loser. Why on Earth would either of those bowls want them?
Only reason they would have is Nebraska was in the Capital One last year and just got blown out in a neutral site championship game. They might be thinking Nebraska fans just travelled to Indy and will not want to pay more money to see the same place as last year. I would still take a depressed and unenthused Nebraska fanbase over a Northwestern "fanbase" everytime.
It's really more people just saying it's possible, nobody expects them to be picked over us or the Cornholers, though some of us might prefer it if they did.
I live in Orlando and had free tickets for the Cap One bowl IF Michigan was going to be selected. Friend works for Ticketmaster. Now it looks like the Huskers will be rewarded a better bowl, just after they got taken to the woodshed.
Now you will have to drive two whole hours to get to the game...
And pay. I think that was more his point.
It looks like Jerry Palm has updated these predictions, and his guess is that we go to the Gator Bowl to face Vanderbilt actually, a (right now) hypothetical game in which we would actually be favored by about an FG per Sagarin's model. Of course, even this could be incorrect (he's never been 100% on all bowls), but we'll find out soon enough.
Two schools with schools! Looks like we first played them in 1922 and are 10-0-and 1 against them.
While Jerry Palm predicts that Michigan and Vanderbilt will meet in what some of us old timers would call the G-E College Bowl, he also predicts that The Backyard Brawl will be played at Yankee Stadium this year. Now, THAT would be interesting.
. . . And bring back G-E College Bowl! Fight on, USC! Beat Barnard!
So it looks like Outback vs South Carolina. This is the same South Carolina team that gave up 35 to the Vols. They can be scored on.
As long as Lewan can contain Jadaveon Clowney, we've got a shot. It really just depends on which version of South Carolina shows up: the one that annihilated Georgia or the one that barely beat a crappy Tennessee team.
I'd like the south carolina team that shot themselves in the foot, knee, crotch, chest, and face against Florida. Seriously, in that game Florida had something like 3 TD drives that were under 20 yards.
Cap One can choose us if Huskers waive 2-win/loss rule. Huskers might not want to go to same bowl 2 yrs in a row. we have no idea. so speculation is pointless.
Has that ever happened before? Can't see that happening as if they do that they will end up in the Outback bowl against S. Carolina who they played in their bowl game last year. The Outback almost has to take South Carolina. The drop from S.Carolina to Vandy is substantial. South Carolina can't go to the Chic-fil-a bowl as Clemson is locked into that.
I really want to play against LSU or A&M. There seems to be a lot of comments hoping we play an easier team, but why not keep measuring UM football against the best? With the way next year's schedule breaks down, we may not play another ranked team until October or November of next season. Beating or playing close a highly-ranked SEC team will go a lot further than playing Vandy or MSU while losing to Vandy or MSU will be much worse than losing to LSU or A&M.
a lot of what?
Click on "this and you'll see.
Bring a screwdriver when you do though. You'll want to gouge your eyes out and then puncture your eardrums afterwards.
I can't look away!!!!.....AHHHHHHHH!!!!!....
yeah, ND coming off a MNC appearance won't be ranked at all.
Here's a preview: 2013 pre season rankings
if ND loss:
if ND win (pukes into shoes)
-3-4i ) ND
yes, ND will be so highly thought of their preseason ranking will be 1) negative and 2) partly imaginary
No Teo, Eifert, Riddick, 4/5 of their OL, Nix and Wood will most likely enter the draft. ND is getting gutted by graduation/ early entry.
Yeah but they're still going to ranked very high, and since they only play Temple before us, they're going to be when we play them, and probably really high because everyone has a hard-on for ND's Return to Glory (trademarked)
One of the biggest reasons I thought ND was not going to be great next year is losing much of that o-line. However, looking at their depth chart, most of the guys that step in are juniors, versus underclassman, and most are still pretty good sized. All are over 6'4" and all are close to 300lbs. And they have another year to put on weight. Although not all of them are highly rated recruits, not that that always means a lot. But, I guess I'm not sure what to expect of this group. One the one hand they are all new starters, one the other they are all upperclassman next year and pretty good sized, although not all and high pedigree guys either. But, I do think the production of this group, much like our team next year, will define how good they will be as a team. For us, it's good we play them early as they won't have as much time to develop and will likely be better at the end of the year. Although the same can probably be said of us.
better we get a chance to beat Mississippi State or S. Carolina, where our odds are better. We can kill Mississippi State in the name of Willis Ward.
I'd like for us to play Mississippi St. (sans the cowbells).
They have to answer for Santino.
Who is Santino? Not a Godfather fan huh?
It was actually Ga. Tech who refused to play against Willis Ward.
Please please, I would rather play South Carolina in the outback. My wife's side of the family are all Gamecock fans. Could make for some fun (or not fun conversations...).
Vandy = yuck
Use your words, son. Tell us WHY Vandy = yuck.
While I think we have a better chance against SC without Lattimore, they are still a tough matchup for us. Since we don't have a strong running game and they have a tremendous pass rush it may be difficult for us to move the ball against them. I think we have a much better shot against MSU, but a win over SC would look much better. I think I'd rather play SC assuming we have a respectable showing.
I hate threads that are unofficial with the word official in their title.
that preidict Michigan would lose to South Carolina are pathetic and must not have been watching SC post Lattimore injury.
must not have been watching SC post Lattimore injury."
Lattimore is injured in the TN game, which SC won. SC then beats Arkansas, Wofford, and finishes by beating #11 Clemson on the road 27-17.
Tell me again which top 25 team we beat on the road?
You must not have watched SC's defensive line nor our offensive line all season.
That kind of stuff doesn't matter to the portion of the UM fanbase that believes being pessimistic about our chances in any particular game is nothing less than religious apostasy. Faith is everything, evidence be damned. Michigan is 12-0 every year.
OK - so you're saying South Carolina is so scary because they beat Tennessee, Arkansas and Clemson? Who has Clemson beat? They played two tough games all year and lose them both. And South Carolina won 27-17, big deal. They also beat Tennesse by 3 points, and Tennessee missed a bowl.
Even with Lattimore, South Carolina barely beat Vandy, lost to LSU and got smoked by Florida. After the injury, South Carolina eeked out a victory against a bad team, and then beat two teams Michigan would totally beat. South Carolina looks like a Nebraska-level team to me. I don't think fans need to have the "Michigan will go 12-0 every year" outlook, but it's really annoying when fans talk about us getting killed against non-dominant teams.
"That kind of stuff doesn't matter to the portion of the UM fanbase that believes being optimistic about our chances in any particular game is nothing less than religious apostasy. Faith is everything, evidence be damned. Michigan is 0-12 every year."
Now it could be one of your regular posts with no /s.