ESPN's Dan Orlovsky pulls no punches: 'Michigan is a really, really, really bad football team'
Dan Orlovsky isn’t holding back on Michigan. The ESPN and football analyst had a truly blunt assessment of the performance of Jim Harbaugh’s squad four games into the 2020 season.
This week on ESPN’s Get Up, Orlovsky responded to Michigan’s 49-11 loss to Wisconsin in Ann Arbor. The Badgers built a 28-0 lead by halftime and continued to pummel Michigan in every area. The loss dropped the Wolverines to a disappointing 1-3 on the season.
Orlovsky sounded off on Michigan after the performance.
“What would be the reason to bring Jim Harbaugh back?” Orlovsky said. “He was brought there for a couple reasons — to recruit and develop. Like, don’t tell me it’s just recruiting. You’re Michigan. Michigan recruits itself. A lot of kids grow up wanting to go there, but they haven’t developed anybody.
“Michigan is a really, really, really bad football team. And I would ask this, find me teams in the B1G — forget college football — in the B1G you can definitively say Michigan is better than now and has a brighter future than. I’ll give you Illinois and Rutgers, but there’s no one else.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 16, 2020
Harbaugh started coming under fire after Michigan’s 27-24 loss to Michigan State. It dropped his home record against the Spartans and Ohio State to a combined 1-5.
Losses to Indiana (38-21) and Wisconsin didn’t help matters in Ann Arbor. And unless something changes quickly, the criticism of Harbaugh won’t let up. There’s some real question as to whether or not someone else will be on the sideline in 2021.
Michigan will play Rutgers this weekend.