Michigan football could be getting Mason Graham back from injury against Minnesota, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
The Michigan Wolverines will be on the road for the second straight week, but there’s a chance that Michigan football could be getting one of its best players back from injury.
Mason Graham, the sophomore defensive tackle, has been sidelined with an injury, but as Michigan football players met with the media on Tuesday, they sure made it sound like the Michigan Wolverines would have Graham available on Saturday night.
"“We know what our goal is, so we’re just trying to keep building block by block, brick by brick,” Rayshaun Benny said on Tuesday night via On3. “And even better, we got Mason back, so he’ll be back to help.”"
Graham has 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks this season, but his impact on Michigan football goes well beyond that. The Golden Gophers like to pound the rock and stopping that ground game will be essential to a Wolverines win, which is why it would be nice to have Graham back in the lineup.
Cade McNamara likely out for the season
Speaking of injuries, former Michigan football quarterback Cade McNamara suffered a season-ending injury against Michigan State last Saturday.
The Iowa quarterback injured his knee and shouldn’t return. It’s tough to see and even though there have been some rough feelings between Cade and Michigan — what he did for the Michigan Wolverines should never be forgotten.
McNamara was critical in the 2021 run to the Big Ten championship and hopefully, this injury won’t be the end of his college career.
Blake Corum inching toward Michigan football history
With every week, Blake Corum looks better and better. Two weeks ago against Rutgers is when he started looking 100 percent to me.
At any rate, Blake continues to move up the Michigan football record books. His rushing touchdown against Nebraska was No. 40 for his career. That puts him fifth all-time in Michigan history. Corum is also 10th in rushing yards.
Corum is one touchdown away from tying Mike Hart and two away from Denard Robinson, so at least in terms of touchdown runs, Corum isn’t done moving up.