Michigan Blake Corum Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) takes the field before action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2022. Michill 111922 Kd 318

The Michigan Wolverines are among the favorites to win the College Football Playoff in 2023 and one major reason why is running back Blake Corum. The superstar tailback, who the Heisman Trust arguably snubbed a season ago, will return to Ann Arbor for one more season in his illustrious career.

At the time, some questioned his decision. The time to cash in is so short and opportunistic for running backs. Especially for Corum, who injured himself late last season. The star running back couldn’t participate at 100 percent in Michigan’s big wins over Ohio State and then Purdue in the Big Ten Championship Game.

But Corum decided to go against the grain and return to school to play for the Wolverines. He explained that decision and his rationale behind it to The 33rd Team.

Corum said, via On3, “I had to go with my gut. Coach Harbaugh was telling me to go, my agent was telling me hey, I think you should come out, you know you had one hell of a season. I’m like yeah, you’re right, I did. I had a pretty good season right?”

“But it was more than that,” Corum said. He enlightened and said that he would become the first in his family to graduate college if he stayed in school and that “there’s no chance I would be walking this Saturday to get my degree” if he left Michigan.

“The NFL’s not going nowhere. So what’s one more year?” he asked. And to some, he raises a good point. Others might disagree, but you can’t deny his passion for playing in the maize and blue. Blake Corum will likely be a Michigan legend someday.


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