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The BCS 18th ranked Michigan Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) will be making their second consecutive bowl appearance under the leadership of coach Brady Hoke in as many years and for the second year they will play a bowl game in January.
The Wolverines were selected to play in the Outback Bowl on January 1st down in Tampa, Florida and the team will face the South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2, 6-2 SEC) out of the SEC coached by Steve Spurrier.
Although, this bowl game destination may not be the one that avid Wolverine fans and followers were expecting nor hoping for when the season started, none can deny that the match-up will be one of the more interesting of the bowl season.
Steve Spurrier is a national title winning coach from his days at Florida and owns over 200 wins as a college coach. The Gamecocks are the 10th ranked BCS team and finished third in the SEC East behind Georgia and Florida.
And Michigan coach Brady Hoke is looking forward to the game and stated, “South Carolina is an excellent football program and we look forward to the challenge of facing them on New Year’s Day.”
The Wolverines finished second in the Big Ten Legends Division and three of their losses came against the Associated Press’s current #1 (Notre Dame), #2 (Alabama) and #3 (Ohio State) ranked teams in the country.
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Well, it's not quite the Capital One, but it's better than the Gator. Either way it's a New Year's Day bowl in Florida against an SEC opponent. Who's that opponent? South Carolina. It's Hoke versus the old ball coach.
I like it. It's a good opponent, and it will be a tough challenge for this Michigan squad. But...
Michigan junior fullback Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
Wolverines coach Brady Hoke made the announcement Monday, but declined further comment.
Hopkins started in four of eight games this year and didn't get the ball once. He had 48 carries for 194 yards rushing and four touchdowns in his first two seasons.
No. 19 Michigan is preparing to play No. 11 South Carolina in...
Hopkins at 2012 media day.
Tweeted out during Hoke's presser today...
Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) December 3, 2012
And then Hopkins himself...
I love the University of Michigan and everything it means to be a Michigan Man. I look forward to getting my degree.
— Stephen Hopkins (@younghopkins) December 3, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- This wasn't supposed to be the way Denard Robinson's story ended at Michigan.
After Robinson set an NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback as a sophomore, he was going to battle for a Heisman Trophy -- possibly more than one -- and end his career as one of the most-celebrated players ever in college football.
Instead, even as the program has...
Michigan is headed to the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.
The bowl announced on Sunday afternoon that the Wolverines had accepted an invitation to play a Southeastern Conference team to be named later in the day. Most media projections had Michigan facing South Carolina.
It had appeared on Saturday that the Wolverines might drop to the Gator Bowl, but that chance ended when...
South Carolina and Michigan will face off for just the third time ever in the upcoming Outback Bowl. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke talked about the Gamecocks on Monday as they begin to prepare for South Carolina.
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team concluded the 2012 regular season ranked No. 10 in the BCS and got a invite to the Outback Bowl. USC will represent the SEC and take their 10-2 record to sunny Florida to clash with Michigan.
The New Year's Day game will be played at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
It will be the Gamecocks' fourth...