SITM: Former Michigan RB Chris Howard talks spring, Wheatley, Harbaugh; updates on Pistons, MSU, UM football

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The A2i Wheel and Tire guestline presents former Michigan running back Chris Howard during Wednesday’s episode of Sports in the Mitten with Adam Biggers and John Gustin.

Howard, who led the 1997 Wolverines with 868 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, joins the program to discuss this season’s upcoming running back battle in Ann Arbor—which officially starts Feb. 24, the date of the first spring practice.

He also discusses the transition from running backs coach Fred Jackson to Tyrone Wheatley and tells us why the hire of Jim Harbaugh was exactly what Michigan needed to get back into the national spotlight. Spring practice memories, a little recollection of trash talking—Howard gives all of it to us during a 15-minute interview.

John delivers today’s Hot Take, courtesy of the Torch Bar & Grill in Flint, on the Pistons and Spartans—who each won in impressive fashion Tuesday night. But was it enough to thrill The Gustin? Find out!

Adam gives updates on Michigan football, talks a little Alex Malzone and adds to the fire with a Hot Take on Holly basketball, which just scored its 10th straight win Tuesday night by beating Ann Arbor Skyline, 75-71.  

The Bronchos have one of the state’s best shooters in Jake Daniels, who is supported by a great cast, but they’re not considered among the area’s top five teams, according to other local media. 

Adam dispels that quickly. 

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