Report: Michigan would be 'down around 45 players' if playing this weekend
Earlier today, the big news that rocked college football was the Michigan-Ohio State game getting canceled.
The cancellation came as Michigan felt it did not have a hand on the situation as cases continued to tick up. It leaves the Buckeyes with just five games played and now the Big Ten conference will have to discuss giving them a sixth game so that they can play in the Big Ten Championship game.
Tuesday evening, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports shared in a video that the Wolverines would’ve been down around 45 players this weekend due to COVID-19, contact tracing, and injuries:
“Sources have told me that Michigan would’ve been down around 45 players had the Wolverines tried to play this weekend due to positive COVID cases as well as contact tracing issues, in addition to injured players who are already sidelined,” explained Feldman. “The Wolverines hadn’t practiced as a team since November 27th.”
You can hear Feldman’s full comments here:
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 8, 2020
Moving forward, it will be interesting to watch if the Wolverines are even able to return to action for a crossover game on Dec. 19. At this point, nothing is guaranteed.