So we finish 7-5 with a 3-5 conference record standing around 8th in the conference. What bowl games does this mean we could be going to and against which teams? (I realize their is much to be decided and more football to be played). Thanks for your help fans.
What bowl games could we be headed to?
most likely the Insight bowl
Bet VH is somewhat happy with that
From what I understand, the Insight and Gator bowls flip a coin. The loser probably gets blessed with having Michigan bless their blessed field.
Perhaps we will see this Michigan team on New Year's Day.
You are correct. I would imagine both the Gator Bowl and Insight Bowl will submit Penn State as their choice, so a coin flip will determine which one acually gets PSU and which one ends up with us. We're not a bad fallback by any means all things considered.
Michigan fans travel as well as any fans in the country
EDIT: I see you changed your wording..
Iowa is #4. after that, UM will be the top pick bc...
7-5 NW and PSU both have injured QBs and are not going to be a big draw
7-5 Illinois is... Illinois
7-5 Michigan is going to be the "coaching controversy, healthy players, woo UM" pick
i'd put money on UM being the #5 pick
The Gator Bowl will share, with the Insight Bowl, the third and fourth pick in the Big Ten Conference after the BCS.
The Gator Bowl and the Insight Bowl will each submit, to the Big Ten Conference, their team selection…Should each Bowl desire the same team, the selection order will be decided by the flip of a coin..
BCS at-large: OSU
Capital One: MSU
twice in one day. i'm doing rough. bad day to start sniffing glue
Defnitely did not anticipate Iowa losing today. It's now a crap shoot for the Outback, Gator and Insight.
"A less than stellar one" is the quick answer.
More detailed look has...
Wisc to Rose Bowl
OSU to "other" BCS bowl
MSU to Capital One
Iowa to Outback
and here's where it gets dicey....
Gator/Insight will get their pick for Illinois, Penn State, Michigan, Northwestern
Interesting enough the Ticket City Bowl is on Jan 1st according to Wiki, so Michigan technically could still play on a Jan 1st bowl game. Ha.
I suppose I'll take Ticket City over, uh:
Hey now, you could see these guys possibly...
We'll probably jump Illinois, so the Gator/Insight bowls will choose PSU/Michigan. I'm thinking Tempe.
Edit: given Iowa's recent failure, I think we have a good shot at the Gator Bowl now, and an outside chance at the Outback.
i have some insight into this one
So you're thinking Rose Bowl?
Insight vs. Big 12 #4.
It would be vs. Missouri, Oklahoma St., or Texas A&M.
Gator vs. SEC #5:
Probably Miss St.
But gator bowl prefers Penn St.
I pray that it isn't Oklahoma St. whos a one-loss team. That could spell death.
whoever wins between those two tonight won't be in the insight.
my money is on the loser of that game. the insight bowl is going to prefer a 2 loss Ok./ Ok. St. team to Missouri, and Texas A&M will likely be picked by the alamo bowl.
Why would a bowl necessarily prefer Penn State? Michigan fans will fill the stadium as well if not better, and why on earth would you rather advertise Penn State and Matt McScraggles than Denard? U-M's game will be high-scoring, which = ratings. Objectively, I'd take one look at both Michigan's offense and defense and have no second thoughts about picking them over PSU.
As it stands right now, Iowa is losing to Minny.
If somehow Minny wins, it would leave FIVE 7-5 teams behind the co-champions.
Sure I wish Michigan could have gotten to at least 4-4 in the conference, but we're not far behind some pretty good big ten teams considering we played a decent non-conference schedule.
Anyways, back to the thread topic, I would love to see us squeeze into the Gator. Because of the date, it means that I could make the flight to Florida and attend.
New Years in Florida sounds good to me!
I'm in Houston. Would love to see blue in town.
I'm in San Antonio. I would love seeing the Wolverines in Texas
But, still, New Years Day would be amazing, if unwarrented after this season. The only reason I hesistate is that the bowl is probably a referendum on progress/RRs job and it would be better to win. But, I refuse to fall so low as to root for a bad bowl because I'm afraid of good teams.
No chance of the Pizza Bowl? I got a coupon for $15 off a ticket with my Hot-n-Ready the other day.
Minnesota just beat Iowa. That means we are tied for 4th in overall record. So, 2 BCS teams, plus MSU in Citrus Bowl means we could be picked by the Outback Bowl. If not the Outback bowl, I'd assume it's the coinflip decision between the Gator and the Insight.
This being my junior year and first year with bowl game, what's the best way to go about getting tickets once the bowl selection is announced? Plz advice
the Gator Bowl officials. You think they might like to have Denard Robinson in their stadium that day?
What do you think the the opponent that we could beat the most handily? ......... I'll take that one.
Does anyone honestly really give a rat's a$$ about a bowl game this year? I know it's been two bowl-less seasons, but I am so disheartened by this craptastic team that I JUST DON'T CARE. I don't feel any better about this season than I did last year at the end of it all, and I have very little optimism for next year; so what's the point of going to some crummy bowl game?
Sure the extra practices are nice, and heaven knows our team can use them, but let's just practice and set our sights on not sucking next year.
I'm actually really excited about the bowl game this year and plan on attending my first Michigan bowl game ever. I imagine it will be fun to see our team matched up against the 5th or worst team of another conference with another months worth of practice under our young teams belt (not too mention healing many of our lingering injuries). I expect it will be exciting to watch.