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Jim Harbaugh Thinks Michigan Looks Confident Heading Into Ohio State Game

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan heads into its annual rivalry game with Ohio State on a roll. The Wolverines came alive in the second half of a loss to Penn State in October and have dominated four straight opponents.

It will take his team's best effort to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Buckeyes, but Jim Harbaugh detects confidence from his unit. In his weekly preview, Harbaugh said he can see his team's energy in the football facility this week.

“There’s a bounce in the step as you walk through the hallways of Schembechler Hall and we’re looking forward to seeing that on the practice field,” Harbaugh told WXYZ Detroit's Brad Galli.

In some ways, this might be Michigan's best chance to beat the Buckeyes since Harbaugh took over. His team is playing incredibly well, particularly on offense, and Ohio State doesn't need to beat the Wolverines to clinch the Big Ten East and make the conference title game.

On the other hand, Ohio State might be the most complete team in the country, and they also might have the nation's best overall player in defensive end Chase Young. And even though the Buckeyes have a clear path to the playoff whether they win Saturday or not, you can bet they want to make it eight straight against TTUN and cap off an undefeated regular season.

Ohio State and Michigan will kick off at noon ET Saturday on FOX.