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Lee Corso Has A Telling Comment On Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh

Lee Corso at the Ohio State-TCU game.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Lee Corso during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

How much pressure is Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh actually facing this fall?

The Wolverines have not reached the national championship (or Big Ten championship) level that many expected them to when Harbaugh was hired. However, Michigan has still be a solid, top 10-15 program under Harbaugh, routinely being ranked high in the polls.

ESPN College GameDay analyst Lee Corso believes the pressure is very much there for Harbaugh in 2020, though. The veteran ESPN analyst summed up his thoughts on Harbaugh this morning.

"Despite having an outstanding record of 47-18 in his five years at Michigan, there’s pressure on coach Harbaugh," Corso said this morning. "The reason? Two words. Ohio State. He's 0-5 against the Buckeyes and lost the last two games by giving up 117 points. Add to that, he’s 0-4 in last four bowl games. This is an important year for Harbaugh, no question about it."

Harbaugh and the Wolverines are set to open the season against Minnesota on Saturday night.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit mostly agreed with Corso, though he doesn't see the Wolverines hiring anyone better.

"I would say not only is it an important year, but it's an important season," Herbstreit added. "On this field, it's not like they're warming up with a team they're expected to blow out at home in Ann Arbor. With all that kind of in the back and lurking around in Ann Arbor, now you've got to play with a new quarterback, four new offensive linemen ... other than Ronnie Bell, you've got new receivers ... I'm excited to see where they are.

"And I think they, by the way, are anxious to prove to people who they are this season."

Michigan and Minnesota are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.