Braylon Edwards: Michigan 'light years' behind Ohio State

From wire reports
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. file photo,Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh wears his headset on the sidelines in the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has a 40-14 record in four-plus seasons leading the Wolverines, but he hasn't made it to the Big Ten championship game and is winless against Ohio State.

Count former Michigan receiver Braylon Edwards among those in the glass-half-empty crowd, especially when it comes to the Wolverines' recent record against the Buckeyes, who have won 14 of the past 15 games in the series.

Appearing on "The DA Show" on CBS Sports, Edwards scoffed at the idea that his alma mater was merely falling behind Ohio State.

"Falling? We fell," Edwards said. "It's past tense. We're light years behind Ohio State right now.

"My biggest concern, if I'm being honest … I know the pressure and I know the respect and I know the emphasis that they put on that Michigan game," Edwards said regarding Ohio State. "Three-hundred sixty-five days a year, they are breathing, living, hating — they can't even say our name. They hate us so much. When they go into that game, that's that old-school, 1960s football, Friday Night Lights in Texas — that's the atmosphere. That's what they bring to the table when they play us. You can feel it on them. You can almost smell the hate when you play against them."

Edwards said Harbaugh told him a couple of years ago that he approaches the Ohio State game like any other.

"That's not the way you approach that game," Edwards said. "I know it's cliche to say you approach every team like you approach any other team. That's BS. You approach certain teams differently. We got to start approaching that game from the standpoint that they do. I feel like when we go into that game, you're looking at two different preparation systems."

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