What went wrong? FOX CFB analysts discuss rough stretch for Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines
This season started beautifully for Michigan, but things quickly turned sour.
After entering Week 2 as huge favorites, the Wolverines dropped the ball against in-state rival Michigan State. The Spartans flipped the script with an impressive air attack and strong defensive effort in the upset.
Then, the Wolverines simply looked outmanned and overmatched in a Week 3 loss to Indiana. Regardless of the work Tom Allen has done with the Hoosiers, that is something that should never happen for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
During Saturday’s Big Noon Kickoff on FOX, Reggie Bush and Brady Quinn discussed the recent slide in Ann Arbor. For Bush, he saw a perfect marriage for the team in Week 1 that quickly disappeared.
“When you’re on a football team, it’s about that perfect marriage,” explained Bush. “It’s the marriage between the players and the coaches…everybody has to be on the same page. When I look at the University of Michigan right now, this football team — I saw a glimpse of that in Week 1. Where did it go? What happened to it? It can’t just disappear that fast.”
For Quinn, he believes the lack of developmental time and practices from the limited offseason is catching up to the Wolverines:
“I think the thing that’s impacted Michigan the most has been…college football is such a developmental sport. With the way the offseason and spring football was impacted, even some of the summertime…we didn’t have that this year because of COVID,” said Quinn. “So for a team like Michigan, who only had 9 returning starters, 4 or 5 new offensive linemen, a new quarterback in Joe Milton, it impacts them the most. There’s not as much development. And I think there’s not as much consistency.”
Here’s the segment with their full comments:
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Hopefully Michigan can turn things around with a statement performance against Wisconsin. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 7:30 pm EST on ABC.