Multiple High Profile Analysts Pick Michigan To Win College Football Playoff

Multiple High Profile Analysts Pick Michigan To Win College Football Playoff

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Multiple High Profile Analysts Pick Michigan To Win College Football Playoff

The goal for every team in division one college football is to make the College Football Playoffs. Since signing head coach Jim Harbaugh back in 2014, Michigan fans have hoped he would lead them to the playoffs and win a championship, something that hasn’t been done since 1997.

The Wolverines weren’t favorites to come close to the playoffs in 2015, and after a surprising 10-3 record, Michigan put themselves back on the map in championship contention heading into 2016.

2016 was their best chance yet, as they were number three in the country and 9-0 heading in against Iowa, where things would start to unravel. They would lose to Iowa, rebound against Indiana, and then walk into the Ohio State game 10-1, where a controversial spot would help the Buckeyes defeat the Wolverines. Then in the Capital One Orange Bowl, Michigan lost to Florida State, finishing the 2016 season with a record of 10-3, losing three of its last four games.

2017 was a down year for the Wolverines and with many of their talented players leaving, experts overlooked the Wolverines and rightfully so. The Wolverines would finish last season with an 8-5 record.

So coming off a 8-5 record you’d think they would be on the outside of the playoff talk right? Think again.

Last Saturday on College Gameday, former Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard picked them to not only make the playoffs, but be the number one seed and win it all against Alabama.

Turns out, Howard isn’t alone in thinking Michigan can make the playoffs, as ESPN asked 42 of their college football experts and six of them picked Michigan to make the playoffs, and Howard was the only one to have them winning it all.

People were jumping on Howard, calling him a ‘homer’, but he finally has some support from another person — FOX Sports talking head Skip Bayless.

With Howard and now Bayless picking Michigan to win the College Football Playoff, both emphasize the importance of quarterback Shea Patterson at the helm if Michigan is to win it all.

Can the Wolverines do it? It won’t be easy as Bayless said as they have five top 15 games this year.

The 2018 season starts in earnest this Saturday, at 7:30PM ET against Notre Dame in South Bend.

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