Michigan's Most Desirable Bowl Opponent: USC Or Alabama

MichaelSpath

According to TheAthletic.com's Stewart Mandel, U-M could face off with Alabama in the Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl in Orlando. WatchStadium.com's Brett McMurphy also has the Wolverines in the Citrus Bowl but against Auburn, meanwhile, the San Diego Tribune has written that the ideal scenario for the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl (based in San Diego) pits Michigan against Pac 12 rival Southern Cal. Finally, CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm is predicting a Michigan-Kentucky showdown in the Jan. 2 Gator Bowl. 

So who do you want? According to a Twitter poll Wednesday with more than 2,400 votes, Michigan fans favor Southern Cal over Alabama, barely. 

Comments (10)
No. 1-7
martyluvsmich
martyluvsmich

Living on the West Coast I see USC a lot and they are not that good, because Helton is not that good of game coach. Those that are afraid of another beat down don't be against USC they are very beatable. I don't want to see Alabama, Auburn or most Sec teams because your right that will be a beat down then until Michigan can recruit and develope bigger stronger D tackles and some run stuffing linebackers. I know speed kills , but you have your run stoppers in on first and second down and play the percentages. Or maybe when your going against giant offensive lines with great backs ie Dobbins and Taylor you go run stoppers most of the game and force them to beat you passing. How many points would Ohio State have scored if Dobbins was limited to 100 yards or maybe even 80? I thinks fields would have been less effective and maybe they score 28 or 35 which makes it at least a close game or maybe a win.

dbrutherBlue
dbrutherBlue

Appalachian State, get the embarrassment out of the way, and move on to the next Coach

Jeff1
Jeff1

I think Alabama. That would be the only semi redeeming win for Michigan. If Michigan loses, I don't think there's much danger in losing any more credibiliy. But if you win...

J.P. in DC
J.P. in DC

USC. It would be a good game and it would allow UM to more effectively recruit California prospects — that’s an important state.

jdsdjddd
jdsdjddd

Seriously why should we desire to get Beat - Down Again on National TV! We Have zero I mean Zero chance of Beating USC or Alabama! USC has far better recruits than us and our recruits that are top players drop the ball (literally) too much - no development in the program. Alabama just has 4 deep at every position. If Michigan can't recruit in modern College football (consistantly in top 5 recruiting classes), then don't expect us to beat Big Time Recruiting schools! It's upsetting but 1980's & 90's aren't coming back for us.....

SirMalachi
SirMalachi

I would like to see them play Washington it would be a preview to next season opener.

MORandy
MORandy

USC. A much better chance to win this game.


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