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Podcast: A year later, The Spot is still good

Looking back at the craziness of last year, what will decide Saturday’s game, and more.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

A new Hangout in the Holy Land episode is here to help you rest off your Thanksgiving meal, get away from family members you probably don’t want to be around, and —most importantly— get you prepped for The Game on Saturday.

Show Summary

We kick off this episode with Matt thanking everyone that came out to his recent book signings —which you can buy here— in New York and Columbus (1:25), and talk how The Spot —it was good, btw— overshadowed everything else that went on in last year’s game (4:00), and Michigan blowing an incredible amount of opportunities to win.

On the subject of the Wolverines, we discussed the report that Michigan is working on a lifetime contract for Jim Harbaugh (9:09), and whether we agree with Bill Connelly’s recent article about the hot takes regarding UM’s season (12:47).

At the 19:15 mark, we finally got to what we think will happen on Saturday. Matt broke down why you should keep an eye on Michigan’s tight ends and fullbacks, while I wondered about Ohio State’s ability to protect J.T. Barrett against a fierce Wolverines defensive line, and more.

We closed out the show by talking about our favorite games from around the country this week (25:00), which includes a host of great in-state rivalry games.