Bowl Grand Slam if M wins Sugar

Submitted by methylene blue on December 5th, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Don't know if this has been posted, but if Michigan wins the Sugar Bowl the program will have completed the "Bowl Grand Slam", with wins in the Rose Bowl (many times), Fiesta Bowl ('86), and Orange Bowl ('00).  Has any program ever done this before? Or will this be yet another reason why Michigan Football is the greatest thing in the universe?



December 5th, 2011 at 8:16 PM ^

since it was Big Ten vs Pac 10 for so many years until this BCS crap.  Check out the Rose Bowl winners and work from there.

Oklahoma just completed the grand slam by winning last years Fiesta, that I know.


Blue Durham

December 5th, 2011 at 8:19 PM ^

Notre Dame might already have that.  Being independant, they were not locked into any of the major bowls, plus they were not subject to the stupid "1 team from the conference can play in a bowl" rule the Big Ten had back in the 60's and 70's if not earlier.

Plus, back when the Southwest Conference existed, the Cotton Bowl was actually a major bowl, and I know Notre Dame won that at least once (beating the University of Houston as I recall).

M Fanfare

December 5th, 2011 at 8:41 PM ^

Nebraska is in the right conference to complete the Grand Slam as well. They have won the Cotton, Orange, Fiesta, and Sugar Bowls, but are 0-2 in the Rose Bowl. Hopefully Michigan will ensure that the Cornhuskers have to wait a long time for their next attempt to complete the Grand Slam in Pasadena.

Mr. Yost

December 5th, 2011 at 8:50 PM ^

...this is bulls***.


Here I am thinking Denny's was giving away free Grand Slam's if we win, and we're talking about actual college football history. Shame on me.




December 5th, 2011 at 9:55 PM ^

Tough to claim a major bowl grand slam without the Cotton Bowl of yesteryear, which I assume ND, Tex, Okla and PSU have.  If their 'Grand Slams' are 5 games and ours is a 'BCS era grand slam', might be better just to let it pass.

If you want to keep it to BCS era slam, we need to wait until next year and include the BCS title.  If you let us go back and include pre-BCS era games (ND's 1925 Rose Bowl win), then we need a Cotton Bowl win to match up.


All in all, better left unspoken I think.  

Go Blue, finish the BCS era slam Jan '13!


December 6th, 2011 at 10:24 AM ^

We had a chance to go to the Cotton Bowl in '86.  The loser of the Michigan - Ohio State game was scheduled to go to the Cotton Bowl.  But Ohio State insisted on being the loser.



December 6th, 2011 at 1:46 AM ^

Needs got the complete list. I'm surprised no Pac-whatever team has done it, you would think USC would have when they were so good through the 2000s.

I mentioned it on a random thread during the day on Saturday:

My source was this sporcle quiz of teams that have played in each, although some haven't won them all. Try it out, I got all but two:


December 6th, 2011 at 2:08 AM ^

Seems like cherry-picking to count the Fiesta as part of a grand slam since the win occurred out of the BCS era. In 1986, the Cotton Bowl was considered a bigger deal than the Fiesta.