ORLANDO, Fla. -- Senior linebacker Joe Bolden has been through the worst of times with the football program and now, arguably, been through the best of times -- for him at least -- under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Michigan capped off its 10th win of the season after a 41-7 dismantling of 19th ranked Florida in the Citrus Bowl on Friday. The Wolverines got it done in seemingly every facet of the game. The defense made stops when it had to, the offense was able to run the ball and the Wolverines quieted the vaunted Gators secondary.
Bolden noted that this game signified what Harbaugh has been trying to teach his team since the day he was hired.
Get it done as a team.
"You saw the epitome of what he's been trying to do since day one when he got here in what was on the field here today," Bolden said. "Defense getting three-and-outs, I think we were only on the field twice in the third quarter because our offense was running the ball straight down the field and took the ball down and punched it in. It's what he wants, it's what you'll see and it's what we wanted to get done."
What does this mean for the future? Bolden thinks things will be much of the same with many more victories on the field to come. However, for now, Bolden will cherish this game and the final moments of his collegiate career.
After all, defeating the runner-up of the SEC in nothing to scoff at.
"You had two of the best conferences in NCAA football play today," Bolden said. "You get a respect for it, they have a heck of a football team and they were runner-up in the SEC. But to dominate an SEC team, I think it speaks volumes for the Big Ten and I think it speaks volumes for where Michigan is headed as well."