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Michigan football is thriving, but won’t take the next step until they beat Ohio State

Maize N Brew joins us to break down the 2017 Wolverines

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Regardless of what you think of Jim Harbaugh’s antics, there is no denying that he has Michigan Football in the best place its been in at least a decade. The Wolverines have won 10 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2002-03, broke a program record with 11 players taken in the 2017 NFL Draft, and have the seventh highest blue-chip ratio in the nation heading into this season. While Harbaugh has yet to win a Big Ten title, he at least has the program a long way removed from these days.

Another thing he hasn’t done? Beat Ohio State. Harbaugh is 0-2 against the Buckeyes, including last year’s thriller, which we should take a moment to remember right quick:

While that game will be remembered for The Spot being good, it also serves as a reminder to Michigan on how close they were to finally beating the Buckeyes.

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Maize N Brew’s Anthony Broome discusses the importance of beating Ohio State, why he thinks this is the year it happens, and everything about the 2017 Wolverines, including:

  • Why the team’s youth makes projecting this season tough.
  • The next step in Quarterback Wilson Speight’s development.
  • Whether UM’s defensive identity (read: attack the hell out of everything) will remain the same with so many new pieces involved.
  • Expectations for the season, and more!

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