A few former Michigan football players stood out on Sunday in the NFL, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Michigan football is known as EDGE U and the performance of former Michigan Wolverines in the NFL only reinforces that idea.
On Sunday, former Michigan fotoball standout Rashan Gary had a massive role in the Green Bay Packers rallying from 17-0 down to knock off the Saints 18-17.
Gary is still recovering from a knee injury that forced him to miss most of the 2022 season and isn’t playing full-time snaps yet. However, what he’s doing is nothing short of incredible and the former Michigan Wolverines star had three sacks.
There was another former Michigan football player who had an impact play on Sunday and his name is Aidan Hutchinson.
Late in the Lions’ win over the Atlanta Falcons, Hutch called game, sacking Desmond Ridder, then pushing him and an offensive lineman out of the way to recover the ball.
With the sack, the former Michigan Wolverines great who finished second in the Heisman race as a defensive end, became the first player in NFL history with 10 sacks and three interceptions in the first 20 games of his NFL career.
Michigan football stays at No. 2 in both polls
Following Michigan football’s 31-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday, the Wolverines held firm in the AP and Coaches polls, staying at No. 2 in both.
Ohio State, Texas, and Florida State all have impressive non-conference wins away from home. But Michigan has been dominant and like Georgia, hasn’t really been tested.
But the U-M defense is allowing less than six points per game and now that Will Johnson, Rod Moore, and others are back, Michigan football might have the best defense in the country.
Still laughing at Ryan Day
If you haven’t seen the rant by Ohio State head Ryan Day after his team barely got a yard against 10 men to beat Notre Dame, you should check it out. You can also hear Ryan Day tell the Ohio State SID “Watch this” before he goes and makes a fool of himself on national TV.
Day claims that Ohio State had “One bad half in two years.” The Ohio State head coach told reporters that the bad half was in Ann Arbor in 2021 when the Michigan Wolverines outscored the Buckeyes 28-14 for a 42-27 win.
Apparently, getting outscored 28-3 on your home field as the No. 2 team in the country, as well as allowing two 80-yard touchdowns doesn’t qualify as “Having a bad half.”
In his postgame interviews, Jim Harbaugh talks about nothing but his players. Ryan Day rants at Lou Holtz because he still can’t get over the fact that he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.