It wasn’t a great way to end 2021 for Wolverines fans, as the team fell to Georgia, 33-11, in the Orange Bowl. I knew Georgia would be tough but was surprised by the lopsided game. Even so, the Wolverines should be proud of their stellar season.
Here’s what head coach Jim Harbaugh had to say following the team’s loss in a post-game press conference:
“Yeah, it was a great season. To me it’s one of the best seasons in Michigan football history. We were trying to make it greater. We were trying to make it greater tonight. But it was still a great season. This team won’t be together fully next year. It’s still a beginning for this team. This is about when our guys Josh Ross to my left here and Cade McNamara to my right, that’s when it began last year, and it’ll begin anew this year. Start of a new year.”
“Proud of them, the way they kept fighting. I could say they were — there’s never any quit in these guys. It’s a very resilient – ton of resolve with this football team, and as I said, to me it feels like a start. Feels like a beginning.”
“Congratulations to Georgia. They played a heck of a game in all phases. I loved the way our guys fought. It wasn’t our best, but certainly was theirs. They played extremely well.”