Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard ready to be '12th man' for Wolverines in pivotal football matchup with Ohio State Buckeyes


The rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan has numbers behind it.

The numbers are crunched by Chris "The Bear" Fallica before the "The Game" between Ohio State and Michigan. (1:45)

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Juwan Howard will be on the sideline for the Michigan football team's game against Ohio State.

The Michigan men's basketball coach said he will be at the game in Ann arbor.

"They're going to need me out there," Howard said after his team's 65-54 win over Tarleton State. I'm going to lose my voice because I'm coming with the energy. I don't know if there is a 12th man in football, but I feel like I'm the 12th man.

The former Fab Five member did not offer a score prediction, but he praised the team as it prepared for the game. Jim Harbaugh has lost his first five games against Ohio State.

Howard said thatbaugh and his staff are preparing. I like our game plan. I trust it, but I haven't seen it. I love our players, led by a man named Aidan Hutchinson. I can keep going. I can name all of the players. I am locked in.

Don't give up.