There is work to be done first, but the question had to be asked Monday in Ann Arbor: How do Michigan players feel about needing Ohio State to beat Michigan State next week?
Those words could carry a little extra weight as they come from Joe Bolden, a senior linebacker who happens to have grown up in Cincinnati.
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Another Ohio native, defensive lineman Taco Charlton from Pickerington, stressed maintaining focus on the more immediate tasks at hand, too.
Of course if the Wolverines slip up this week against Indiana or next week against Penn State it becomes academic.
(H/T Detroit News)