Michigan players troll Alabama after exciting Rose Bowl win


University of Michigan players used a social media influencer’s Alabama parody to troll the Crimson Tide following their Rose Bowl victory to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday.

Druski created a viral video during the college football season, when he followed an unruly Alabama fan with one of the most memorable lines: “I don’t care about anything but the Tide, baby!”

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Michigan Wolverines’ No. 1 Roman Wilson runs the ball away from Alabama Crimson Tide’s No. 13 Malachi Moore during the second half of the CFP Rose Bowl semifinal game at Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2024 in Pasadena, California. (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Michigan wide receivers Roman Wilson, Logan Forbes and Fredrick Moore were among the players in the video.

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The Wolverines won the game in overtime, 27-20. The team stood at the goal line to prevent Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe from reaching the end zone and possibly tying the game.

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Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy had 221 passing yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Wilson made a 4-yard touchdown catch with 1:34 left in regulation.

“Everything we went through this whole year made us unbreakable, and in the biggest moments we were going to show up,” said McCarthy, who was named Offensive Player of the Game.

JJ McCarthy with a rose

Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy, #9, head coach Jim Harbaugh and running back Blake Corum, #2, celebrate on the podium after a victory over Alabama in the NCAA Rose Bowl semifinal college football game CFP on Monday, January 1, 2024 in Pasadena. , California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he believes the team will continue to fight and reach its goal of a national title. The Wolverines will play Washington on Monday.

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JJ McCarthy plays for the crowd

Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy, #9, reacts after running back Blake Corum scored a touchdown during overtime in the CFP Rose Bowl NCAA college football semifinal game against Alabama on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 in Pasadena, California. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

“If you were ever going to win a game up front, you were going to win it tough and physical,” Harbaugh said. “Our guys were just out there with rhythm and they did it. Epic play. Epic play. The togetherness. I guess what people don’t know, how could they know, what the togetherness is like? There’s just nothing that can separate these guys. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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