Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau break down the Wolverines' and Spartans' prospects, as well as those of the undefeated Western Michigan Broncos, going into Week 12 of the college football season.
Much of the talk swirling around Ann Arbor this week is the health of Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight, who injured his shoulder in last weekend's loss to Iowa. So the spotlight switches to junior backup John O'Korn, who played at Houston before transferring to UM.
Panelists John Niyo, Bob Wojnowski and Angelique S. Chengelis discuss whether O'Korn is more than a capable replacement if called upon this Saturday as the No. 4 Wolverines (9-1) host Indiana (5-5) at The Big House.
The Detroit News trio also analyzes Michigan State's momentous task in taking on No. 2 Ohio State at Spartan Stadium Saturday. Urban Meyer has only lost five Big Ten games as Buckeyes coach — two of those to the Spartans, including last season's 17-14 setback in Columbus.
Not lost in the hubbub is No. 14 Western Michigan's highly anticipated visited by ESPN's "College GameDay" entourage when it hosts Buffalo Saturday.
Key talking points:
► Jim Harbaugh on Iowa loss and TE Jake Butt on confidence in O'Korn - 1:55
► Mark Dantonio on facing Ohio State - 7:52
► Matt Charboneau assesses the Spartans' chances against Buckeyes - 8:51
► Tony Paul talks with Corey Davis and P.J. Fleck about 10-0 Western's big game - 13:07
► Charboneau discusses his AP Top 25 ballot - 17:10