Michigan football is getting put through the wringer for its near-loss to Army last Saturday. The Wolverines needed double-overtime to take down the Black Knights.
This was supposed to be a special year for Michigan — and it still very well could be. But things are shaky in Ann Arbor.
ESPN seems to feel the same way most of us do about the Wolverines this year. With the conclusion of college football week two, the media outlet has released conference power rankings. Michigan is ranked sixth in the Big Ten.
Here’s the full ranking:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Michigan State
Too high? Too low? Clearly, like many, ESPN is skeptical on Michigan.
The Wolverines have been on the cusp of greatness under coach Jim Harbaugh, but haven’t been able to get over the hump. Since taking over in 2015, Harbaugh has led UM to three 10-win seasons in four years.
But Michigan has also lost three straight bowl games including last year’s thumping in the Peach Bowl against Florida.
What will it take for the team to finally meet expectations?
The obvious answer is to fix the offensive issues. Shaky quarterback play — in addition to questionable play calling — has been a problem for Michigan the past few seasons.
If they are able to make the necessary changes, the Wolverines have the talent to be a national title contender.