Let’s get to know what team Michigan will play in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.
Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press
On Sunday, Michigan football star Chase Winovich had an interesting thought about the Ohio State loss.
If you remember, Winovich was the unofficial band leader of the “revenge tour.” The Wolverines made amends for their 2017 losses to Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State.
All that was left two days after Thanksgiving was the rivalry game in Columbus.
The tour bus imploded that day.
U-M limped away from Ohio Stadium with dashed Big Ten and College Football Playoff hopes and a 62-39 loss.
It was the highest point totaled allowed by U-M to OSU in generations. It was a painful reminder of how far Michigan is from a national contender.
It was … a mirage.
At least according to Winovich, who was named team MVP at the Wolverines’ awards ceremony on Sunday. After that event, at Crisler Center, Winovich said:
“I would say to any recruit or any potential guy who sees what happened in the Ohio State game and is persuaded against coming to Michigan because of that, I would say that alone is a mirage. And you should not be fooled. What we’ve built here and what we’ll continue to build is a powerhouse. That’s the Michigan I’m leaving. A Michigan that’s competitive in its trajectory.
“The sky’s the limit.”
These comments got back to Columbus. And the folks running the Ohio State football Twitter account came up with a retort that we must admit is pretty funny.
Using a clip from a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, the Buckeyes inserted the score of last month’s game as the thing the characters played by Kenan Thompson and Beck Bennett couldn’t see.
That was followed by a TV clip of Fox college football analyst Joel Klatt after the Buckeyes won their second straight Big Ten title a few Saturdays ago, exclaiming their dominance in the conference.
That was pretty clear to see, regardless of what anyone else says.
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