Bowl Supporters Meet the Coaches at the DeBartolo Contract Signing VIP Event

Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and South Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp came to Tampa Thursday to meet with local media and fire up a crowd of more than 700 Outback Bowl VIP supporters at Raymond James Stadium. Guests enjoyed Outback Steakhouse food while hearing from the coaches and celebrating last Sunday's announcement of the teams participating in this year's Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

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The Michigan Wolverines and South Carolina Gamecocks will square-off in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, bowl officials announced today. Both teams are 8-4. It will be only the fourth time these teams have played in more than 125 seasons of their football history. It will also be a rematch of the 2013 Outback Bowl thriller that included four lead changes in the second half and finished with a Gamecock TD pass with 11 seconds remaining to win 33-28. The Outback Bowl will kickoff at 12:00 Noon on January 1st at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 and online at

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