ESPN radio host: Michigan best in B1G right now
If you’re sick of hearing Michigan hype, this isn’t your week.
Maybe it’s not even your year.
“Mike and Mike in the Morning” host Mike Greenberg had some high praise for Michigan on Monday morning. Greenberg, a Northwestern alum, saw his Wildcats get demolished 38-0 by Michigan.
He came away impressed, to say the least.
“Just watch them play. I’m not sure Michigan doesn’t look like the best team in the Big Ten and that includes Ohio State,” he said Monday on “Mike and Mike.”
He cited the Wolverines’ three straight shutouts and the instant impact that Jim Harbaugh has had on a relatively similar group.
Michigan, in case you haven’t heard, will take on Michigan State this weekend in Ann Arbor. While some were surprised to see the Wolverines already a 6.5-point favorite, Greenberg said that isn’t enough.
“I’ll tell you right now, I’ll give the points,” he said.
Mike and Mike had ESPN college football analyst Danny Kanell on, as well. He, like Greenberg, praised Harbaugh’s overnight impact in Ann Arbor.
“It’s probably the story of the year in college football,” Kanell said.
ESPN’s College GameDay will make its first trip to Ann Arbor in the Harbaugh era for the intrastate showdown on Saturday.
While everybody is hopping on the Michigan bandwagon, Kanell pointed out that Michigan’s emergence has a direct effect on the rest of the B1G, too.
“All of the sudden — we talk about conference strength — the B1G looks like they can be one of the better conferences in the country,” Kanell said. “When you talk about some of these teams…Iowa is starting to show up, Northwestern is having a good year. Across the board, they’re starting to look really strong.”