Jimbo Fisher and Jim Harbaugh did Sunday afternoon what coaches always do when their school has just accepted a bowl invitation. They graciously accepted the news that that their teams are headed to the Orange Bowl Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium for a matchup between two traditional powerhouses.
They talked about how much fun the players and fans will have, what a great matchup it is, and how the Orange Bowl is one of the sport’s most prestigious destinations.
Truth is, both teams had hoped to be conference champions and in the four-team college football playoff. But things didn’t work out that way, so they will make the best of their consolation prize -- a warm-weather game in a bowl steeped in tradition.
Here is a sampling of how the Wolverines and Seminoles reacted to the news of their bowl destination...
Here’s another take on the same subject from the Detroit News.
And the Ann Arbor News reports that a Wolverine player says the team has only itself to blame.
Meanwhile, here’s what the Seminoles were saying in the Tallahassee Democrat.