No. 13 Alabama football defeats No.14 Michigan 35-16 in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy obliterated the Michigan defense for 204 yards.
Ending the season with its eleventh win for nine consecutive years, Alabama football proved to the nation, they are in fact, still among the nation’s elite. Winning against a storied, blue blood program such as Michigan for bowl win number 41 (most in FBS, second is USC with 35) is even more fitting.
In contrast, Michigan has lost 20 straight road/neutral games against Top 15 opponents. The Wolverines have also lost consecutive bowl games by double digits.
No one feels sorry for Michigan, especially Alabama fans.
Cantankerous Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh’s tweet in 2016, spewing vitriol against Saban still does not sit right.
“Amazing” to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly “amazing.”
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016
Spewing bad blood, Michigan viewed the final Alabama touchdown as salty. The final touchdown placed an emphasis on how superior Alabama is compared to Michigan. The touchdown signaled how inferior Jim is to Nick in the big picture. The touchdown was for Gattis departing for the offensive coordinator position and taking a “butt chewing” from Saban because he left. The touchdown was for the recruitment of Najee Harris and Dax Hill. Nick Saban wanted the win to show Jim the superiority of the SEC.
Alas, in a period where the media and fans questioned whether Alabama draft-eligible juniors would come to play today, Aaron Torres’ tweet speaks volumes about Nick Saban, the Alabama program, and its players.
I’m not here to say anyone made a “right” or “wrong” decision. But I thought it was pretty cool to see Jerry Jeudy and Najee Harris- two high NFL Draft picks – say screw it, play in what some would say is a “meaningless” bowl game and finish things in style
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) January 1, 2020