Rainer Sabin: College Football Playoff affirms Ohio State's dominance over Michigan football and Big Ten

There was a time not long ago when Michigan football came within inches of toppling Ohio State and challenging its rival’s dominance over the Big Ten. Back then, former Wolverines tight end Jake Butt remembered saying, “Are we one player away? Are we one play-call away? Are we one break away? What’s really the difference?” It seemed that close, with the thinnest of margins separating two tradition-rich programs. Had J.T. Barrett been ruled short of the first-down marker four years ago in that second overtime, the Wolverines would have prevailed and the Big Ten’s future may have been altered. M…

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