Paul Finebaum Was Asked If Michigan Is A CFB Playoff Contender

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.Following a rough start to the 2018 season, the Michigan Wolverines have truly found an identity. More importantly, Jim Harbaugh’s club finally had a statement victory last night.With the Wisconsin Badgers coming into Ann Harbor, the Wolverines put together their best performance of the season. Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon carried the load on offense, totaling 195 yards on the ground.On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan kept Alex Hornibrook under duress, forcing him into two interceptions.When asked about Michigan’s victory and chances at being a contender for the College Football Playoff, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum sounded optimistic about the Wolverines.From“They are because they have so many opportunities ahead,” Finebaum said. “The Notre Dame game is long gone. They have Michigan State. They have an elite program that James Franklin has developed at Penn State (laughs) — didn’t hear his press conference last night. … Then there’s Ohio State. I don’t think they’ll get there because I still like Ohio State, but give Jim Harbaugh credit. A lot of people were trying to write him off a couple of weeks ago.”It’s going to be a tough road for the Wolverines, but victories over the Spartans, Nittany Lions, and Buckeyes would most likely punch their ticket to the playoff.As long as Michigan continues its recent production, the team’s hopes of winning a national championship will be intact.last_img