No. 4 Michigan has started the 2022 season strong with dominating wins over Group of 5 teams, but ESPN College Football analyst Paul Finebaum is not yet impressed.

After the outcome of Week 3, Finebaum had this say to about Michigan and the chances of the Wolverines going back to the College Football Playoff, “Michigan is very good. I’m still not convinced they’re going to the Playoff, though.”

The rest of the schedule will consist of B1G teams that will boost the strength of record for the College Football Playoff. Michigan will start B1G play at home next Saturday against Maryland followed by the first road game of the season at Iowa.


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Finebaum went on to talk about head coach Jim Harbaugh and his team’s chance of the playoff.

“Well, I do think Jim Harbaugh made a very good decision here, and that doesn’t always happen in recent history,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter Sunday. “But this Jim Harbaugh seems different. He seems calmer. He doesn’t seem to be affected by the noise and could be because he’s on solid ground after going to the Playoff. However, before the Wolverine nation goes a little crazy — go big blue and all that, let’s take a look at some of the opponents. They have just absolutely destroyed inferior competition. That will start to change with Maryland, and finally, in a couple weeks, going to Iowa. That will be the defining first half game of the season”