Fans Trolled Michigan Linemen Over Their Pregame Shirts Following Orange Bowl Blowout

Michigan Linemen Trolled for Pregame Shirts At Orange Bowl

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  • Michigan’s linemen got roasted for wearing “Run The Damn Ball” shirts prior to their showdown against Georgia in the Orange Bowl
  • The plan did not work out as hoped for the Wolverines
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The Michigan football team came out to pregame warmups ahead of their College Football Playoff matchup with Georgia dressed in shirts with a motto that described what they were planning to do on offense that night. That motto quickly backfired as the Wolverines were trolled on what was an awful offensive showing against the Bulldogs.

Michigan offensive lineman took to the field in t-shirts with the tagline “Run the Damn Ball.” But Jim Hargaugh’s group was unable to run, pass, or do much else in their 34-11 loss at the Orange Bowl.

The Wolverines didn’t score a touchdown until there were less than five minutes remaining, with the game being well out of reach by that point. As for that rushing attack? The Bulldogs held Michigan to just 91 yards and an average of 3.4 yards a carry.

Not ideal for a group that entered the matchup with enough confidence to boast these get-ups ahead of kickoff. Check them out below.

With the Wolverines doing very little in the run game, followers took to social media to pick fun at the pregame motto.

Obviously, Michigan wasn’t able to square up and “Run the Damn Ball” against the nation’s most talented defensive line unit. Georgia players took offense to the quip and let it show with their play on the field with one of their most dominant performances.


Michigan wasn’t quite ready for the test that Georgia would provide. Next time, they may rethink pulling a move like this prior to game time in hopes of not being the butt of jokes around the college football world.