Last season’s matchup with Penn State is one that many Wolverines have tried not to forget. The Nittany Lions embarrassed the Michigan football team, 42-13, and went so far as trying to score late in the game when they could have just run out the clock.
After the Michigan football team’s last game, a 21-7 win over Michigan State, there was a lot to talk about. So when Karan Higdon sat in the visitors’ press conference room at Spartan Stadium, he was asked about pregame antics and motivation and doubters.
After allowing season highs of 506 yards and 42 points to Penn State in last season’s blowout, the Michigan football team’s defense can seemingly rest easier. This Saturday, it doesn’t have to line up across some of the threats that keep defensive coordinator Don Brown up at night.
Harbaugh started his weekly meeting with reporters on Monday with his standard fare: a limited update on injuries, compliments for his players and goals for the bye week — stuff that fills the morning sports pages but nothing that makes you blink twice. That was until 19 minutes in, when Harbaugh pulled a piece of paper out from his back pocket. He decided it was time to deliver the message he had come to give.
Uche rarely, if ever, likes to talk about himself — his impact is often muffled amongst a star-studded defensive unit anyway. But in the wake of an injury with an unknown timeline to defensive end Rashan Gary, Uche has seamlessly filled his absence and shined.