Previously on BotC: Wildcat00 took a look at Michigan's defense.
Lots of stuff from Kellis Robinett: Wildcats respectful and impressed, but not awed, by Michigan's history. Also, Ryan Mueller had goals before this season -- and he's got goals for next year, too. Lastly, both teams are having trouble moving tickets through official channels, but that's not a surprise this year as almost every team's being bitten.
Corbitt: The Cats are having a lot of fun in Arizona -- when they're not busy working, and they're doing a lot of that. And Ty Zimmerman was on the field for practice Tuesday. Also from Corbitt, if Devin Gardner can't go, Fitzgerald Toussaint suddenly becomes vitally important.
From the Free Press: Michigan is duly concerned with the two-headed beast at quarterback
Lastly, Christmas wishes from Sports Extra, wherein we discover the team gorged at a Scottsdale meat faucet on Christmas Eve.
ESPN from 5pm to midnight is the place to be, as Pitt meets Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Bowl early, followed by Northern Illinois taking on Utah State in the Poinsettia bowl. The former could be ugly. The latter will be interesting regardless.
Huge, HUGE news for Sparty, as Michigan State suspended their star senior LB and two-year team captain Max Bullough for the Rose Bowl ... The Monken cousins are now both FBS head coaches, as Army hired Jeff Monken away from Georgia Southern. Jeff is the cousin of Todd Monken, current head coach at Southern Miss and former Oklahoma State OC ... As much as things are looking up for the Wildcats on the hardwood right now, a couple of rivals are making waves. Wichita State has entered the AP Top 10, and Iowa State improved to 11-0 last night in Hawai'i by beating Boise State 70-66 to win the Diamond Head Classic. Frank Martin's charges at South Carolina took third place, beating Akron 69-59.