Showdown in the Horseshoe

Ohio State-Michigan is the Game of the Year in college football. Kirk Herbstreit writes about the buzz that has been building for the last five weeks and why we aren't likely to see a rematch in the BCS title game.

Updated: November 15, 2006, 3:15 PM ET
By Kirk Herbstreit | Special to ESPN.com
I grew up brainwashed in the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry and it's always been part of my life. My dad was a captain at Ohio State and an assistant coach under Woody Hayes and an assistant under Bo Schembechler at Miami (Ohio). For the people within this rivalry, every year this game is the Game of Year and the Game of the Century. As a kid growing up, Ohio State-Michigan was Christmas Day -- the biggest day of the year.

Kirk Herbstreit

College Football analyst
Kirk Herbstreit has been an ESPN college football studio analyst since August 1996. Herbstreit, who joined ESPN in September 1995 as a college football sideline analyst for ESPN2, is also a game analyst for ESPN's Thursday night college football telecasts.