Matt Baker’s takeaways from the Peach Bowl

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has a very fine day; Gators' special teams and Jim Harbaugh, not so much.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks with an official during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks with an official during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Published December 29 2018

Perhaps the best game of DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson's career was his two-interception performance as the Outback Bowl's MVP. So it seems fitting that the NFL-bound talent had two big picks in his final bowl game, including a 30-yard return for a touchdown with less than five minutes to play.

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Saturday was a step backward for a special teams unit that had been among Florida's biggest improvements. The Gators had two false start penalties on punts and two punts blocked to set up a Michigan field goal. It was the third consecutive game in Atlanta in which UF had a punt blocked.

We know some players (including four Wolverines) skip bowl games to get ready for the NFL. We're sure Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn't look past this one as he weighs potential head coaching offers from the league … right?

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