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Mitch Albom: What's wrong with Michigan football? Against Wisconsin, everything

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Jim Harbaugh says his team was outprepared, outcoached, outplayed, after Michigan's thorough beatdown in Wisconsin, Sept. 21, 2019. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

That wasn’t a football game.

That was Waterloo.

Forget national playoffs, forget challenging the elite programs, forget even moving the bar higher than last season. The Michigan Wolverines on Saturday looked as bad as they’ve looked since Jim Harbaugh arrived, not losing as much as surrendering a critical Big Ten game for which they had two weeks to prepare.

There’s no excuse.