Remain calm Michigan fans. All is well.

It is a high school quarterback who is now the voice of reason among Michigan fans as five-star quarterback recruit J.J. McCarthy is the one talking the Wolverine faithful off the proverbial ledge.

Things aren’t just bad in Ann Arbor right now, they are borderline toxic, Saturday night’s 49-11 home loss to Wisconsin more proof of a program headed in the wrong direction. With the loss, Michigan drops to 1-3 and has lost their last three games. A week ago, they lost to Indiana and looked bad doing so.

On Sunday morning, McCarthy did a little psychology, urging Michigan fans to take the rough start to their season in stride and not panic.

A five-star recruit out of powerhouse IMG Academy, McCarthy has been a commit to the program for well over a year. He has been rock-solid since making his verbal.

But in the here and now, there is a very real possibility that Michigan could have a losing season, what would be their first since 2014.

Speculation has abounded that head coach Jim Harbaugh is on the hot seat and could be on his way out at Michigan. With rumors that he could return to the NFL, the former Michigan quarterback has had struggles since taking over the program in what is now his sixth season in Ann Arbor.

Michigan has lost four straight bowl games and hasn’t beaten rival Ohio State since Harbaugh took over. While a stud recruit like McCarthy is certainly right that all is not lost, there are also plenty of legitimate questions about the program right now and its overall direction.