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Mike Greenberg Thinks "This Is The Year" Michigan Finally Takes Down Ohio State

ESPN star and diehard New York Jets fan Mike Greenberg sitting at a computer.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Mike Greenberg attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Ohio State is a nine-point favorite against Michigan this Saturday, but there are some who think that this could finally be the year that the Wolverines score the upset against the Buckeyes. ESPN's Mike Greenberg is one of them.

Greenberg, speaking on Get Up!, told former Michigan star Desmond Howard that he thinks "this is the year" that Jim Harbaugh "climbs Mt. Columbus" and defeats the Buckeyes. He thinks the two teams are trending in opposite directions heading into the matchup.

Howard, of course, was a fan of Greenberg's prediction.

All that said, we've been here before. Last year, Michigan was actually favored in the game and thought to be a College Football Playoff contender. Ohio State waxed the Wolverines 62-39 in a game that wasn't even as close as the final score indicated.

This year's game is a strange one. Ohio State has already locked up the Big Ten East and likely still has a good shot at the College Football Playoff even if it loses to Michigan. 

Michigan, meanwhile, can move to 10-2 on the season with a win, but it can't really make a realistic College Football Playoff case unless there is truly chaos around college football.

This year's matchup will kick off at Noon ET on FOX.