Hawaii took a pay check to play Cal in Australia last weekend. They are taking another this weekend to fly east for a Noon ET game at Michigan, where they are a 41-point underdog.
Besides talent, coaching, and far less travel, Michigan also has an advantage having seen Hawaii play last week. Hawaii asked Michigan for scrimmage tape and were denied. Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich attributed this to “strategery.”
“I guess they’re trying to hide the quarterback for a reason,” he said. “I guess it’s a little bit of a strategery and maybe something for us to talk about, but there’s enough to worry about than us worrying about who the quarterback’s going to be. Anything can happen in 60 minutes. The ball’s funny shaped and bounces funny sometimes.”
Harbaugh does withhold information to the point of absurdity. Michigan’s starting quarterback will be revealed when the offense takes the field. Though, keeping wraps on the team’s practice footage seems eminently reasonable.