Virginia fans were probably pulling for Nebraska to pull off a big upset in the Rose Bowl on Thursday night, but Newport News (Va.) Heritage running back Mike Johnson sure wasn't.
"Man, I wanna be there right now," said the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder after Miami scored to go up 27-0. "That's a great team."
Johnson knows that Miami is loaded at running back, but might not care at this point.
"Sure they have a ton of talent, but most of their backs are not speed backs," he explained. "I can also play wideout there."
So will the Rose Bowl and national championship win affect Johnson?
"I don't know man," he said with a laugh. "How can it not?"