Was told Capital One Bowl is lining up Texas A&M and Michigan. Johnny Football vs Shoelaces anybody?
Remember the last time Michigan played a heisman winner in a bowl game? Some one que up tebow getting planted gif. Don't like the thought of that offense though.
I was gonna mention that I like the idea of possibly playing the Heisman Winner and taking it to that team he's on just like 1/1/08, one of my favorite all time offensive game plans in my M Fandom.
I want our future offense to model that 08' Bowl game, that was fun and sooooo effective, moar please
is better than Tebow as a Freshmen.
tebow, as much as he annoys me, was absolutely prolific in that offense. he made urban meyer look like a genius.
and that sophomore season where he lost to michigan was, objectively, one of the best of all time by an option quarterback. i mean, 55 TDs. holy shit.
Urban's been a winner all over the place with different QBs. Tebow has stagnated after leaving college since he can't throw with any damn accuracy.
I am tempted to chalk up this excitement, and reference to the 08 game, to the availability heurisitic and condemn it, but similar parallels can be made to any opponent M would face, and given those options, ATM is the most favorable match up.
with that. I think Michigan matches up a lot better with LSU or Florida. J-Football can give this defense problems. Still like the matchup, but it will be one hell of a tough game.
I think LSU would be the worst matchup for UM. Mettenberg and those receivers would be very tough duty for our DBs and that defense is sick.
....is having the #1 draft pick on the O-line, a NFL starter at QB and a run game that didn't lnvolve using a QB made of balsa wood. This will be nothing like 2008. We have to play the team that beat the team that scored 41 on us. Worst possible scenario besides a rematch with Alabama IMO.
Ugh, that's just teasing me. The OC who just royally let us down vs the OC I dream about coaching our offense. I actually prefer our chances against Georgia a little better.
remember how FLA was a big favorite in that game with Tebow and how were we ever going to have a chance in that game?
Worked out well for us
Completely different players, completely different game. I hate this 2008 Capital One bowl talk-means nothing today..
it was 5 years ago, get it right man, get it right
Not me, I thought we would cruise against Florida. We were solid up front on both sides of the ball that year, with an extremely capeable passing game being let off the leash, and our all time leading RB running behind Jake MF Long. Not so much this time. The leash has very much been put back on the offense to a degree. Johnny Football will test our secondary, and I'm rightfully not very confident in our offense being put in the best position to succeed after how our last game, and our last bowl game played out. I have faith in the kids to make the best of it, but not in some of our coaches to do the same.
Maybe if we told Borges we were only playing Iowa...
yeah,you remember that time Michigan was a big favorite against Appy State?? Dont bring up games from two coaches ago and try to make a point about this game. A&M will beat us by 17.
at the time and Michigan had NFL players on the roster like Jake Long, Mario Manningham and Michigan all time record holders like Mike Hart and Chad Henne. Not the same comparsion.
Florida was 9-3.
but these are totally different teams and different circumstances. I think its a bad matchup for us, but so are most of the other options at this point.
is better for us than a win over A&M.
team that beat Alabama or a win over the team that lost to Alabama?
A win over a lower ranked team?
A&M will likely jump Georgia is Georgia loses the SEC Championship game
That's pretty doubtful considering that Georgia is currently #3 and A & M is currently ranked #9. If A&M was playing this weekend, then maybe, but you're not going to drop 6 places after losing to #2 Alabama unless it's by 100 points or something.
Along with this, I think Michigan is going to have a tough match-up no matter what, especially if we end up going to the Capital One Bowl. It's basically just about picking which quality SEC team you would like to face first. No matter what, Michigan is not going to be favored in its bowl game.
So, if Alabama loses, A&M would jump them too? Not a chance
capitol one bowl you speak of? Does it have anything to do with a grudge match between Boehner and Pelosi on the national mall?
No, bad puppy. Don't pee in the house. No!
come on people, "Capitol" refers to a building. The company is Capital One.
be revenge for that BS loss to A&M in the mid nineties Alamo Bowl, i remember us getting hosed by the officials in that game.
Maybe we can beat them 41-3 ala the 1977 game, good times
I remember that 1977 game. There was concern that A&M might put up a big fight. It was certainly better competition that the usual non-conference games in the 70s. A&M was also coming to Ann Arbor with its bare foot kicker, Tony Franklin.
As I recall, Franklin scored first with something like a 50-yard field goal. It was amazing to see a barefoot guy kicking in Michigan Stadium. Then Bo took over and Michigan scored 41 unanswered points in a laugher.
Several years ago (2007) I was at the BW3 in College Station to watch an 11AM game on the BTN. There were only two customers in the place that early, so we struck up a conversation. The other guy described going to the Big House in '77 and A&M getting blown out. It wasn't until later that I realized he was the QB for that A&M team, David Walker. By that time his family had joined him and I'd missed my chance to quiz him about what it was like to play in those days.
Shoelace vs Johnny football. Why am I picturing the final battle between Neo and agent Smith? Photoshop anyone?
Mattison is a great D-Coordinator who has a month to prepare. Our O shouldn't have a huge problem moving the ball unless we get in our own way (Borges). I actually love our chances against anyone in the country save Oregon and Alabama. Notre Dame is going to the NC thanks for our six turnovers. Then we lose to an undefeated OSU team by 5. We have a good team this year, and we can definately compete with A&M.
How's that Kool-Aid taste?
We have a chance to win, but until our plays are no longer telegraphed by Denard (run) or Devin (pass) being on the field, things are not going to go well for us.
Since when does competing with A&M equal koolaide? Give me a break.
Our defense will give us a chance in the bowl game, just like it did against ND and OSU. If our offense can put together a decent game and limit turnovers we can win. I for one would rather play A&M than Georgia's NFL defense.
In our 4 losses this year, we turned the ball over 16 times. That's unacceptable. Our offense can move the football, and they can score points when Borges lets them. We've got to execute well too. I see no reason why we can't win.
Its not Kool-Aid, it's Hoke-Aid, and it tastes like Sugar. We're going to win our bowl game, and send Denard with a victory like he deserves for all he's done for our program the past few years. Hail.
i got the game in 1995 if u guys wanna relive it..... dont know why u would but i think most would have gotten over this loss by now.
being excited about playing TAM at the time since we hadn't in years. It was a terribly disappointing game after the big win over ohio.
Disappointing season actually. Lots of turmoil and questions about Michigan's future around then. Lost to NW at home for the first time in 40 some years, lost to a crappy Michigan State team, beaten by Penn State. 5-0 game with Purdue
Well Borges had a great gameplan in the Sugar Bowl....
chucking it up to Hemingway, having our long snapper catch a botched FG attempt and our FG kicker have ice in his veins all to the tune of 184 total yards and 23 points in OT a "great gameplan," then yes, Borges had a great gameplan.
Johnny Football vs Devin is what I prefer to see with sprinkles of Denard.
this game is going to be a lot of 4 man rush.
I'm so happy to see the word "rumor" and school names in a headline that doesn't involve realignment.
I think we have a fair chance considering Denard should be healthy by then.
Fug it. I think the Aggies are doable. Not as doable as Florida or Georiga, but if Borges can do his job and piece something together that let's this offense live up to it's potential for once, Michigan can compete with A&M just fine. Mattison will put together a defense, one that will get scored on inevitably, but keep them in check allowing the aforemenetioned other Coordinator to utilize his weapons and score some points themselves.