Fiesta Bowl Director at the Big House Yesterday.

Submitted by Eric on November 20th, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I thought everyone would like to know that one of the Directors of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl was lingering around in the press conference after Yesterdays game.  I didn't see this mentioned anywhere else, but I thought it was interesting. 

Comments

go16blue

November 20th, 2011 at 1:15 PM ^

I dont think there could be a more impressive game for him to go to than that one. Beat OSU, and we're BSC bound!

Not that its a big deal at this point, if we beat OSU I'll be happy either way. A BSC bowl would still huge, though. That would be one hell of a recruiting pitch, to get to a BSC game in Hoke's first year.

SFBlue

November 20th, 2011 at 3:32 PM ^

Well, look at it this way: Michigan will likely be BCS no. 16.  Assuming Michigan beats tOSU (which is, to me, probably more important than any bowl bid), it is guaranteed that at least two teams ahead of Michigan will lose one more game.  Wisconsin/Michigan State will lose once more, Oklahoma/Oklahoma State will lose once more.  These are locks (even if Wisky does not make the B10 title game, it will mean they lose to Penn State, which knocks them below Michigan). 

Add to that the very strong likelihood that Georgia loses the SEC title game, and you have Michigan a virtual top 14 lock.

wolverine2010

November 20th, 2011 at 1:25 PM ^

hype about either Michigan or Nebreaska going to the BCS at-large bid, I wasn't surprised to here a rep was there. And Tom VH tweeted there was also a Gator Bowl rep there to.

 

bluuadams

November 20th, 2011 at 1:26 PM ^

wow, i wasn't buying any of this BCS at large bid stuff...but it's getting serious isn't it?  we're projected to play in the sugar bowl right now i think, against houston.  assuming that msu gets beat by wisconsin in the b10 championship game.

SalvatoreQuattro

November 20th, 2011 at 2:44 PM ^

Whomever loses will have three losses. A 2 loss Michigan team will not just be ahead in the BCS standings, but also will have the advantage of greater program prestige, and a dynamo at QB.

 

If Michigan beats Ohio they will more than likely go to a BCS game because of the above factors. The loser of the BTCG will go to the Capital One game.

UMLaw73

November 20th, 2011 at 4:23 PM ^

I think CBS sports predicted we could go against Houston in the Sugar.  Big East champ might be lower than Houston this year, if that could influene a bowl's choice of teams.

Talpostal

November 20th, 2011 at 2:49 PM ^

This is being overblown. The Fiesta Bowl rep was there because he's also the Insight Bowl rep. Men from all of the top B1G bowls were there yesterday, excepting the Rose Bowl.

Zone Left

November 20th, 2011 at 3:05 PM ^

If LSU and 'Bama go to the title game, the Sugar Bowl will get the first pick. Expect them to pick Michigan if we beat OSU. We've got the best fanbase and travel well. Stanford might be more attractive for the Fiesta Bowl, but then we'd go straight back to the Sugar Bowl.

PurpleStuff

November 20th, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

If both title game participants don't come out of the SEC, the Sugar Bowl will almost certainly replace the SEC champ with the next best SEC team.  If Ok. State makes the title game (presumably against an SEC opponent), the Fiesta would get back-to-back picks and I think we'd see Michigan vs. Stanford in that game.  If Virginia Tech makes the title game (again, presumably facing off against an SEC team), I'm pretty sure the Orange Bowl would take us over Stanford (long travel, just there last year, smaller fanbase).  After that there aren't any one loss teams that look like they are in a position to win their conference title (I don't think the BCS will put a team like that into the title game from anywhere outside the SEC).

So I guess that means we could end up anywhere.  Guess I was wrong about the "lot of options" thing.  Travel arrangements will just have to wait another couple of weeks.