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Are The Michigan Wolverines Finally For Real?

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The Michigan Wolverines look like a legit football team in 2020.

The Wolverines blasted Minnesota to open the season, and it looks like Jim Harbaugh might have finally found himself a quarterback in Joe Milton. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Now, I understand that every single season there seems to be a ton of hype surrounding Michigan and Harbaugh’s squad in Ann Arbor.

Then, after a few cupcakes, Michigan always loses, expectations fall apart, fans get disappointed, the Wolverines get boat raced by Ohio State and everyone laughs.

It’s a yearly routine for Michigan at this point under Harbaugh.

 

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However, I got a very different vibe as I watched Michigan dismantle Minnesota 49-24. That was a game a couple years ago that would have been a dogfight for the Wolverines.

The Gophers aren’t an easy team by any metric, and Michigan still rolled them behind Joe Milton’s play.

 

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For the first time in Harbaugh’s tenure, it seems like he finally has a team that can compete at a high level on a consistent basis.

Now, it’s just one game, and they certainly didn’t look like OSU or Wisconsin. However, it seems like there are reasons to be optimistic.

 

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We’ll have to see if they can live up to the hype the rest of the season.