Dec. 22, 2006
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Michigan kept up its recent tradition of arriving in Southern California well in advance of the Rose Bowl.
The third-ranked Wolverines arrived Friday evening at their team hotel 10 days before their New Year's Day meeting against No. 8 Southern California.
This time around, their early arrival was a bit late, because mechanical issues kept the team's plane on the ground in Michigan for more than three hours before the team was able to take off.
"It's been quite a day, but we're here, that's the main thing," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said after arriving at the team hotel. "We're a little late, but where else would you rather be."
Michigan (11-1) was selected by the Rose Bowl as a Bowl Championship Series at-large selection after Big Ten champion Ohio State (12-0) and Florida (12-1) earned spots in the BCS Championship Game.