5 predictions for Michigan Football vs Georgia in the Orange Bowl

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5. More tricks up the sleeve

Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis won the Broyles award for being the best assistant coach in the country and he did it with a lot of creative playcalling this season.

One thing Michigan truly excelled at was creating explosive plays and had to be one of the best teams in college football on trick plays.

How many times have we seen the flea-flicker completed this season? The Donovan Edwards pass was a thing of beauty and even the A.J. Henning reverse against Ohio State was genius.

All year long, Gattis has had the perfect counter. You can bet he’s got a couple of trick plays up his sleeve and if the first 13 games were any indication, Michigan will hit on one or two.

This Michigan team is underrated in terms of its offensive ability. It is deep and talented at wide receiver, tight end, running back, offensive line, and quarterback.

There are a lot of weapons to worry about and that will help Gattis will find a way to surprise the Bulldogs with a timely trick play or two.


I’ve had a good feeling about Michigan football against Georgia but the Daxton Hill situation has me a little worried. The Wolverines need him at full strength. But even if Hill doesn’t play, Michigan football can win this game.

The quarterbacks have to play well and the running game has to find some success, even if it’s through McCarthy or more stuff to the edge.

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But I think the Wolverines will get over 150 yards on the ground, thanks to a big run or two, plus both U-M quarterbacks stand out. Erick All also has a big game (as will Brock Bowers for UGA) in what I see as a 23-20 win for the Wolverines that comes down to a late kick by Jake Moody.