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The 2022 college football season didn’t end the way the Michigan Wolverines had hoped as the team fell to the TCU Horned Frogs in the semifinal of the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Eve. But even though the team will be watching Monday night’s championship game between TCU and the Georgia Bulldogs from home, they got some good news on Monday anyway.

On Monday afternoon, Michigan star running back Blake Corum made the shocking announcement that he will return for one more season with the Wolverines instead of declaring for the NFL Draft, as many expected.

It’s an absolutely massive decision from one of the nation’s top players, and the college football world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

“With Corum’s injury, this made the most sense. He’d have been unable to compete at the NFL Combine at full health this year. Huge decision for Michigan and he’ll loom as a Heisman favorite in 2023,” college football insider Pete Thamel said on Twitter.

“Michigan’s backfield will return intact next year. Blake Corum heads back for another run,” NFL draft analyst Matt Miller said in a tweet.

“We love to see it,” New York Times reporter Jane Coasten said on Twitter.

“LET’S GO!” Michigan head basketball coach Juwan Howard said in a tweet.

Corum was one of the top running backs in all of college football and a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender before suffering a knee injury in the team’s penultimate game against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Though he tried to return the following week against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the injury ultimately left him out for the season.

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