Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for picking Purdue over Michigan; Wolverines on the Rose Bowl radar
Prior to Saturday, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit swore up and down that not only would Purdue beat Michigan, but the Boilermakers should be looked at as the Big Ten favorite at this point in the season.
It took him less than a half of football to change his mind.
Before halftime of Michigan's 44-13 blasting of Purdue, the College GameDay host and former Ohio State quarterback offered up his apologies via Twitter.
"Boy did I completely whiff on this Purdue/UM game," he wrote. "My apologies."
Herbstreit didn't exactly crown Michigan as "back" just yet, but was clearly off on his bold upset prediction as the Wolverines scored their most lopsided road win since the 2006 season in West Lafayette, Ind.
More Michigan-Purdue links from Saturday's game:
• Denard Robinson bounced back in a big way Saturday, and showed Michigan fans what accountability looks like, writes Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
• For the first time in its history, the Big Ten doesn't have a team ranked inside the coaches' Top 25 poll.
• Michigan might not be the best team in the Big Ten, but its the early favorite for a Rose Bowl bid, writes ESPN's Brian Bennett.
• Purdue was poised to show everyone it could contend for a Big Ten title, but instead, the Boilermakers fell flat on their face against much-improved Michigan (from Hammer and Rails.)
• Denard Robinson's effort has him back in the good graces of most analysts for at least one more week, including Yahoo! Sports' Dr. Saturday.
• Michigan looked a lot like a Bo Schembechler-coached team Saturday, writes Chris Balas of The Wolverine.