The strangest year anyone can remember has coincided with one of the worst seasons anyone’s ever seen from the grand old Michigan football program. 

The Wolverines are 2-4 and now guaranteed a losing season after calling off Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor against the Maryland Terrapins. The Covid cancellation means the Dec. 12 game against mortal rival Ohio State will be the last of the season, if Michigan can find a way to play it.

The Buckeyes need “The Game,” and the matchup this Saturday against Michigan State, to be eligible for the Big Ten championship Dec. 19. If Ohio State can’t get in six regular season games they will be ineligible for the division title, which would by default go to the Indiana Hoosiers. This would severely undermine the Buckeye’s College Football Playoff resume and might mean the league would not have a participant in the sport’s championship rounds. 

College football media reacted on Twitter to the news of Michigan’s cancellation, which comes a day after ESPN college football chieftain Kirk Herbstreit charged the program with waving the white flag on the season because of poor play and results. It was a charge he apologized for almost immediately afterward.

Some of the media’s comments can be found below.