Michigan to take on Florida State in Orange Bowl


On Sunday, it was announced that the #6 ranked Michigan Wolverines will head to Miami to take on the 11th ranked Seminoles of Florida State on December 30th.

This will be the first meeting between Jim Harbaugh, and Jimbo Fisher; the second post season meeting between Jim Harbaugh and a football team from Florida.

Jim Harbaugh will look to improve to an 11-2 record, and earn his 2nd bowl game victory at Michigan. 

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Michigan #6 in CFP Ranking

It’s all official; Michigan did not make the final four cut. 

The top 6 is as followed: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Ohio State 4. Washington 5. Penn State 6. Michigan

Penn State jumped Michigan today after their win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night. 

#6 Michigan still awaiting bowl announcement. 

Virginia Tech Falls Short; Michigan likely to miss Playoffs 

Saturday night: Michigan fans were, yet again, disappointed with the outcome of a game which was needed to be in their favor in hopes of shooting the #5 Wolverines into a playoff spot. 

#23 Virginia Tech Hokies fell just a touchdown short of stunning #3 Clemson in the ACC conference title matchup. 

The playoff final four is expected to be as followed: 1. Alabama (SEC champs) 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson (ACC champs) 4. Washington (PAC 12 champs)

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan’s playoff hopes are as good as dead; very unlikely for the playoff committee to put in a 10-2 Michigan team over a one loss conference champ. 

Always next season for the Wolverines. 

Down goes Colorado; Michigan Rooting Interest turns to Virginia Tech

 

Michigan fans were left disappointed Friday night as the Buffaloes were unable to get the job done in the PAC 12 championship game over #4 Washington.

Playoff hopes for the #5 ranked Wolverines narrowed as they now must hope for a Virginia Tech win over #3 Clemson in the ACC championship game on Saturday night.

The Tigers are a (-10.5) favorite over the Hokies, and many are expecting a win; to see Deshaun Watson and his explosive offense return to the playoffs for a consecutive appearance. 

May the chips fall where they will fall for the Wolverines, and for the Clemson Tigers. 

WATCH: Colin Cowherd “Michigan is the only team that matches up with Alabama”

Friday on Colin Cowherd’s sports talk show, ‘The Herd’, the sports analyst stated his belief that “Michigan is the only team that matches up with Alabama.”.

Cowherd believes that putting Michigan into the final four of the playoff is the only way to make it competitive. He goes onto say how the #5 ranked Wolverines “for three quarters, dominated Ohio State…” and also stated that he believes it was the “worst officiated big game he’s seen in college football this year..”.

WATCH in the video below!

Big Ten Hardware for Peppers

As expected; do-everything Michigan star linebacker Jabrill Peppers finished his redshirt sophomore regular season with an award, or two…or three to be exact.

Peppers earned three individual awards: the Nagurski-Woodson defensive player of the year, the Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the year, and the Butkus-Fitzgerald linebacker of the year award.

“It definitely means a lot, I definitely put the work in and it’s great to be rewarded,” Peppers on his Big Ten Network broadcast interview Tuesday night. The redshirt sophomore is the first player to win three individual awards all in one season in Big Ten history.

Peppers accounted for 72 tackles, 16 for loss, and 4 sacks. Tied for second leading tackler for Michigan. The linebacker recorded his first collegiate INT against the Buckeyes last Saturday. He led the Big Ten in punt return yards per attempt at 14.8, and third in kickoff yardage per game at 26.

The Wolverine superstar was also named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award. Along with quarterbacks: Jake Browning (Washington), Lamar Jackson (Louisville), Deshaun Watson (Clemson), and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (Alabama).

Jabrill was far from being the only one to receive all conference honors for the Michigan defensive unit, as you will see in the graphic below per @CoachJim4UM on twitter:

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Michigan will prepare for the chips to fall where they will fall in the following weekend as they can only hope for a Colorado win in the PAC 12 championship game over Washington, and a Virginia Tech win over Clemson in the ACC championship in order to open up the playoff door for the Wolverines.

ChadTough Foundation gains from Coach Harbaugh’s citation

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh’s postgame comments regarding officiating on Saturday have officially as of Monday cost him a fine to the Big Ten conference of $10,000.

The blog ‘Maize and Go Blue’ is using a “lemons into lemonade” philosophy about the situation. The blog has started a campaign on ‘generosity.com’ to match every penny of Harbaugh’s fine with ambition to raise it all by this Saturday before kick-off of the Big Ten championship game.

If you’re unfamiliar with who Chad Carr is, he is the four year old grandson of former Michigan head coach, Lloyd Carr. Chad passed away over a year ago of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

The ChadTough Foundation funds research, and spreads awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors.

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If you support this cause, and would like to help the campaign reach their goal of $10K by this Saturday, click the link below to donate now!

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