Wojo: Wolverines’ rebound is real; full validation requires Big Ten title

Bob Wojnowski
The Detroit News

Indianapolis — As college football was spinning madly, with pyrotechnic offenses and prodigious contracts, the strangest thing happened. An old stalwart spun back the other way, the way it used to play, the way it was built.

Jim Harbaugh went back to his roots, as a player and coach, and took Michigan with him. Born from necessity and familiarity, the Wolverines returned to basic football tenets of physicality and sneer. Michigan is 11-1 and ranked No. 2 not just by pounding the ball straight ahead. In fact, its passing and rushing totals are evenly balanced.

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