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Desmond Howard Getting Crushed For What He Said On GameDay

desmond howard smiles on the field before a game against alabama

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01: Former University of Michigan player Desmond Howard watches the action on the field during the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Desmond Howard starred at Michigan in the early 1990s, winning a Heisman Trophy while playing for the Wolverines.

Today, he's taking heat on Twitter for allegedly being too biased towards his alma mater. In the process, he's drawn the ire of Notre Dame fans.

It all stems from Howard saying Michigan should be ranked ahead of the Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff rankings. Currently, Notre Dame is No. 3 and the Wolverines are No. 4.

Notre Dame is undefeated and Michigan has one-loss, which came against the Fighting Irish in Week 1. Still, Howard cited the Maize and Blue's strength of record as being superior to ND's.

There is a slight problem with that statement though, as evidenced by this graphic.

If Notre Dame wins tonight, they'll be 12-0 and a virtual lock to make the playoff. Michigan has to get past Ohio State and Northwestern next week to finish 12-1.

Would the committee vault the Wolverines past ND because they would have the proverbial "13th data point" by virtue of playing in a conference title game? Or would Notre Dame's head-to-head win supersede all of that.

Time will tell.