Michigan to take on familiar SEC postseason foe in Citrus Bowl
The Wolverines are back.
Ok, maybe they aren’t necessarily back competing for a national title, but they are back in a respectable, familiar spot.
Michigan will take on Florida in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando. It’ll mark the second time in which the Wolverines take on the Gators in the Citrus Bowl, and it’ll be the sixth time in which Michigan will be competing in the game.
It’ll snap the Wolverines’ brief bowl hiatus. It will also be a chance for Jim Harbaugh to earn his first postseason win and first double-digit victory season at Michigan. He’ll look to lead the team to its first bowl win since the 2012 Sugar Bowl.
Harbaugh, however, will be short-handed. Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin took the head coaching job at Maryland and won’t be available to lead the Wolverines’ elite defense.
Michigan will take on a Florida squad that struggled down the stretch following the suspension of starting quarterback Will Grier.
The Wolverines were one of 10 B1G teams to earn bowl berths.
The game will be broadcast on ABC at 1 p.m. ET.