Michigan's Bowl Fortunes

Via Annarbor.com

LIVONIA – When emcee Frank Beckmann made an off-hand quip about the Michigan football team headed west for its upcoming bowl game, athletic director Dave Brandon corrected him.

“I think we’re going in a different direction,” Brandon said Thursday at the podium during the team’s annual football banquet at the Laurel Manor.

Brandon’s comment raised the prospect of what many college football experts suspected in recent days – that the Wolverines are headed to Florida to play in either the Outback or Gator Bowl. He did not elaborate.

A firm postseason destination will likely be announced Sunday.

The Outback Bowl, which will be held in Tampa on Jan. 1, pits the third pick of the Big Ten against the third pick of the SEC.

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