I hope for a Michigan upset. I'm going to be watching this game with a Bama alumni and a few Michigan haters. Though I don't give the haters much respect as the two, one a ND fan and another a Ohio fan, couldn't get into the University of Minnesota, much less those schools.
Phil Steele Predicts Michigan / Alabama
It's not whether you win or lose. It's whether you cover the spread. 10 1/2, take the points.
Hey kids, get off my lawn, and can we write in Thomas Jefferson's English please!!
I do not understand the hate towards Steele. He does as good as anyone predicting the outcome often determined by teenagers. All he can do is look at the raw data where on average the roster turnover is 25% and the starter turnover rate is probably around 40%. If your going to hate Steele because of his predictions you might as well hate everyone else as I am not aware of any other organization that does a better job.
We all know we read predictions because we are starved for football and need something to fill in the time when we get bored of recruiting. I take predictions with a grain of salt. The one item I do like about Steele is he does try to introduce variance instead of just one hard number. Not all 8-4 predictions are equal. Ideally I would like to see someone mathematically define variance so we have a hard number to compare across teams. But predictions are hard with a sample space of 12.
Michigan will win. It will be a similar win like against Ohio last year.
The 1969 Ohio team was the greatest Woody ever assembled. They were heavily favored against the Michigan Wolverines.
Just some inspiration for you all. Games are not won on paper but on the field.
In the Capital One Bowl. I was at that game and the night before in Orlando I was getting an ear full in Orlando. They had the infamous Tebow and we were 10 pt. underdogs but we sent Lloyd out in style! Go Blue!
Alabama will have the advantage in the trenches and will probably win by a couple of TD's. However, if Michigan is able to get some key turnovers, Robinson can pass the ball well, then it could be a close win or loss. I'm interested to see how we match up against a very talented team. However, having such a smash mouth game early the season, I'm concerned about injuries!
They don't know what they are talking about.