June 25, 2008

Mark Schlabach has no foresight

Schlabach put out his 2008 Bowl predictions and I'm appalled that the didn't include your Minnesota Golden Gophers. I didn't expect he'd put us in the Rose Bowl until next year but nothing? (ed note: sometimes sarcasm is hard to pick up so don't crucify me in the comments)

Here are the Big Ten teams and their slotted bowl opponents...

BCS National Championship: Georgia over vs. Ohio State
Rose Bowl: USC vs. Wisconsin
Capital One: Florida vs. Illinois
Outback: Penn State vs. Tennessee
Insight: Nebraska vs. Purdue
Alamo: Kansas vs. Michigan State
Champs Sports: Florida State vs. Michigan
Motor City: Ball State vs. Iowa

Seriously, Iowa? That leaves Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota the only Big Ten teams not practicing for two extra months. In all seriousness with our non-conference schedule and getting Iowa, Northwestern and Iowa at home we could make a run at that Motor City tilt with Ball State. I know that is a Glen Mason-esque goal, but baby steps to Pasadena. Beating Michigan at home just might get us to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl.


boilerdowd said...

You don't want to go to the Motor City Bowl...As a Purdue fan, I can tell you there's not a ton of glory in it- Let Iowa have it.

Tom said...

what, Detroit in December is beautiful I hear.