Kirk Herbstreit: Michigan is ‘where they need to be’ to win Big Ten

The Michigan Wolverines had a surprising 2015 season under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh. Many believed they would have a better go of things than in 2014, but nobody believed they would be a win away from competing for a conference championship and possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff.

The Wolverines finished 10-3 after a 41-7 beatdown of the Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl. During a conference call on Thursday, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit was asked his thoughts on Michigan in terms of the Big Ten by Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News and he had a lot of good things to say.

Asked Herbstreit about UM on ESPN call: "To me they’re already kind of where they need to be as far as competing for a Big 10 championship"

— angelique (@chengelis) January 7, 2016

Herbstreit ESPN call on UM: "Who that next quarterback is obviously a significant part of how fast they can continue to climb the ladder."

— angelique (@chengelis) January 7, 2016

Harbaugh certainly has the Wolverines on the right track for the future and they could really have a chance to do something big in 2016. Right now, the Wolverines have a top five recruiting class for 2016, so that could be all they need to take the next step and win the Big Ten for the first time since 2004.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports