The 2011 Gator Bowl is only one day away. As we all count down the hours until New Year's Day, here are some Michigan football notes to help get you ready for Saturday's game between the Wolverines and Mississippi State Bulldogs.
- Denard Robinson is finally back to 100 percent health.
Tate Forcier, who is ineligible for the Gator Bowl because of academic issues, has already flown back to Ann Arbor. He is the only player ineligible for Saturday's game, and his status as a University of Michigan student is "undetermined at this point."
- If Denard Robinson gets hurt and has to come out of the game on Saturday, Rich Rodriguez won't hesitate to play Devin Gardner. Playing Gardner would eliminate any chance of getting him a medical redshirt, but if you're going to play to win the game, he gives you the best chance of winning if Robinson is out.
- Wide receiver Martavious Odoms, who broke his left foot earlier in the season, is going to be able to play in the Gator Bowl. Originally it was believed that Odoms and all of the other players that are out for the season would also miss the Gator Bowl, but he has recovered enough to see game action on Saturday.
- Some Michigan players had a tough time getting to Jacksonville last week because of bad weather.
- Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf is going to wear a No. 36 jersey in the Gator Bowl to honor Nick Bell, a teammate that died from cancer in November.