Dec. 27, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One day away from the 43rd bowl appearance in program history, the University of Michigan football team spent Friday (Dec. 27) getting acclimated to Sun Devil Stadium -- the site of the 25th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl -- and conducting its final practice of the 2013 campaign.
Head coach Brady Hoke began the day by holding his final bowl press conference at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa at 8:30 a.m. Hoke spent 20-plus minutes discussing the final preparations for the game against Kansas State.
Team 134 began its day by holding a 10 a.m. team meeting, then busing to Sun Devil Stadium for a brief walkthrough. At the stadium, the Wolverines also got the chance to put on their white Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl jerseys and gathered in the stands for the customary postseason picture.
The Wolverines paid a visit to Sun Devil Stadium in the morning for a walkthrough and team photo.
After completing the team photo, offensive coordinator Al Borges and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, as well as a few players, met with ESPN's announce team for the game, Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Shannon Spake, back at the team hotel.
The other major item on Friday's schedule was a 5 p.m. practice at Chaparral High School. At the conclusion of the 35-minute practice, U-M underclassmen continued the tradition of carrying their senior counterparts off the field following the final practice of their respective collegiate careers.
Taylor Lewan met with the TV announcers before the seniors got carried off the field at their final practice.
With a late start to tomorrow night's game, Michigan will use Saturday morning and afternoon to do final film study and conduct a few walkthroughs to keep the players active.