ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s football program has always had high standards, which is why a bowl appearance may not be enough to save coach Brady Hoke’s job.
That being said, the Wolverines can find some joy in the fact that they’re playing for a postseason berth this weekend, considering how poorly the season started.
Michigan will play its final home game of the season Saturday against Maryland. The Wolverines lost four of their first six games in 2014, but they’ve won three of four since then to put themselves in position to become bowl eligible.
If Michigan (5-5, 3-3 Big Ten) loses this weekend, the Wolverines would need to win at Ohio State in the final game of the regular season to reach the six-win threshold for postseason eligibility.
The Terrapins (6-4, 3-3) are already bowl eligible in their first season in the Big Ten.