Michigan Jim Harbaugh Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Blake Corum and his decision to return to Michigan was the talk of the day, mostly due to the revelation coming to the surface but also because of what head coach Jim Harbaugh told him.

On the heels of a major knee injury, Harbaugh recommended that Corum go to the NFL, the star running back revealed Monday to The 33rd Team. The news was picked up by a variety of outlets on Monday afternoon.

On3 wrote on the crystal-clear message Harbaugh sent to Corum. “I had to go with my gut. Coach Harbaugh was telling me to go,” Corum said. “My agent 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?”

It’s no surprise that Harbaugh would recommend something like this for Corum. You have to imagine that he was looking out for his star player’s best interest. As much money as Blake Corum could collect from Michigan through NIL, an opportunity at the NFL level is unparalleled. It doesn’t get much better or sweeter than that, so it shouldn’t be surprising that the Michigan coach recommended this.

Nevertheless, the star is still here in Ann Arbor. Given that it’s clearly not a slight against Jim Harbaugh either, you can probably bet Blake Corum has another Heisman-level season at Michigan if he’s up to health.


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