Kirk Herbstreit: Michigan is still a year away

The Michigan Wolverines currently have the fifth-best odds to win the national championship season. Despite the Wolverines being dominant in all four of their games, one ESPN analyst doesn’t believe in the team’s chances.

One fan tweeted at Kirk Herbstreit and asked him if the Wolverines had a legitimate shot at the national championship. Herbstreit, like many times in the past, went on record to say that he believes Michigan is still a year away from being a real contender for the national title.

@KirkHerbstreit honest opinion at Michigan making a playoff run?

— Ricky Sareini (@Ricky_Sareini) September 26, 2016

Year away. https://t.co/Ff2lz3GEno

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 26, 2016

Herbstreit went on to explain his reasoning behind it and said that head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to do a great job of recruiting and the team will continue to get better over the next few years.

Because Harbaugh is gonna recruit out of his mind. Roster will get stronger every year he's there. https://t.co/3LvGgpI9EJ

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 26, 2016

The Michigan Wolverines have not won a national title since 1997 when Lloyd Carr helped the team to a 12-0 record snd a win in the Rose Bowl. Before the team wins the national title, however, they must win the Big Ten, which hasn’t happened since 2004.

The Wolverines have a good shot of helping their chances at the College Football Playoff on Saturday when they face off against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

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