November 30th, 2012 at 1:05 AM ^

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.

San Diego Mick

November 30th, 2012 at 1:10 AM ^

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


November 30th, 2012 at 1:35 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 2:21 AM ^

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. 



November 30th, 2012 at 2:24 AM ^ 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.


November 30th, 2012 at 1:09 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 1:40 AM ^

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...


November 30th, 2012 at 8:42 AM ^

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.

San Diego Mick

November 30th, 2012 at 1:16 AM ^

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


November 30th, 2012 at 7:27 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 9:48 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 1:23 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 2:17 AM ^

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.


November 30th, 2012 at 1:36 AM ^

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