Michigan, specifically its players and coaches, lose the chance to play for what everyone dreams of: a national championship. I absolutely love the Rose Bowl, no question. But it's foolish to think that, if Michigan were the #1, 2, 3, or 4 team in the country that we would not want to play in the National Championship.
There are options to keep the Rose Bowl's tradition alive, but this one is certainly not it. Why rob these kids of playing for the highest honor in their sport?