Found December 31, 2012 on
Maize & Blue Nation:
I was going to put my full effort into a preview of tomorrow's Outback Bowl, but when it really comes down to it, tomorrow feels more like an ending than anything else. The the most integral component of the Rich Rodriguez era, and the beginning of the Brady Hoke era, will play his last game for the Wolverines tomorrow afternoon. Rich's legacy at Michigan, for me anyway, has been defined by the fact that he recruited Denard to Michigan, when no one else in the country would give the kid from Deerfield Beach, FL a chance to play quarterback.
I've been very privileged to be able to cover Michigan football during the time Denard has been here. Over that time, I've made the most of my opportunity by taking as many photos as I could of the things I've experienced. Every week, my camera would always try to find #16. I will certainly miss having this kid around the Big House on gamedays.
Here's a gallery I put together of some of the best shots I've been a...
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After Michigan's 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, headman Brady Hoke shared his thoughts on the defensive breakdowns, the performance of the offense, the improvements ahead for the program, and more. **With video**
Good news, Outback fans. You will either get a free blooming onion or coconut shrimp depending on who wings. You’ll probably read that last sentence and think I’m joking. I’m 100% serious. The Michigan Wolverines and the South Carolina Gamecocks are facing off on New Years Day. If you don’t have a particular team you are rooting for, it’s time to make a decision. Are you...
Game time: Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET
Both Brady Hoke and Steve Spurrier are trying to take that last step that will vault their respective programs into the nation's elite. The two coaches look for clues how to achieve that for next season on Tuesday when Michigan plays South Carolina in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla.
No. 19 Michigan (8-4) finished second to Nebraska in...
It may not have been the back-to-back BCS bowl appearances that Brady Hoke and company had hoped for at the onset of the season, but the Wolverines are, at least, playing on New Year's Day. Michigan and South Carolina will do battle in the Outback Bowl at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.
It's no secret that the Big Ten has struggled against the SEC, but our staff seems to think that...
On the eve of the New Year and the Outback Bowl with South Carolina, Michigan coach Brady Hoke cleared up the Wolverines plan at the quarterback position—while other decisions remain foggy.
After Michigan's 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, Denard Robinson reflected upon the game, his career, and passed a message along to the Wolverine fans that have supported him throughout. **With video**
2015 Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake wide receiver, George Campbell Jr. still has two years left in high school, but his star is already well on the rise. Michigan threw its hat in the scholarship ring a few weeks ago and he returned the favor by visiting practice earlier this week. He chatted with GBW recently about his recruitment, his Michigan, his interaction with Denard Robinson, and more.
Team 133 deserved better.
They deserved to be able to go out with a win against a superior team on the road. They had taken their lumps from the Alabamas, the Notre Dames, the Nebraskas and the Ohio States of the world. Even with a win yesterday, 2012 would've never been remembered as a successful year for Michigan, but an Outback Bowl victory over a favored...
The Michigan Wolverines are trying to vanquish an SEC foe in the South Carolina Gamecocks. To do this, they had to pull out all the stops and use trickeration. It was 4th and 4 and the kicker went running off to the other side of the field. Steve Spurrier probably should have called a time out but let the play develop anyways. Brady Hoke chose this play call to perfection. Of course...
Denard Robinson's big day running the ball for Michigan wasn't enough to overcome big plays by South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
The senior quarterback lined up mostly at running back in his final college game and rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries in the Wolverines' 33-28 loss to the Gamecocks on Tuesday.
''It's a bittersweet feeling,'' Robinson...
University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Students: 42,716 (Undergrads 27,407)
2012 Record: 8-4 overall, 6-2 Big 10
Head Coach: Brady Hoke (2nd season as head coach 19-6 record)
All-time record vs. USC: 1-1 with last meeting in 1985
Outback Bowl record: 3-1, first trip since 2003 (Michigan 38 Florida 30)
For the second year in a row...
After Michigan's 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz discuss the bravado the Gamecocks started the game with, big plays that ultimately doomed the Wolverines, and the use of Denard Robinson.
The Big Ten versus the SEC in the Outback Bowl! If that alone does not get your college football excitement going there may not be much that does. Both Michigan and South Carolina came into the season with very high hopes. A combination of injuries and inconsistent play killed the Wolverines BCS hopes early in the season. South Carolina also suffered the same misfortune along...
Outback Bowl: Michigan Wolverines (8-4) and South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2)
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. CT
ESPN – Tampa, FL
Player Swag Bag: $150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card
Michigan’s Season: Sr. QB/WR/RB Denard Robinson is the heart of the Wolverine’s offense. The month off should have allowed Robinson’s arm to heal and return his status...