In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Dillon Tatum of Michigan State says the Spartans will beat Michigan football and more.
Michigan football fans are plenty familiar with Michigan State player Dillon Tatum, at least they should be if they follow recruiting at all.
The Michigan Wolverines were a heavy contender in his recruitment before the West Bloomfield product sided with Michigan State. At one time, he was Donovan Edwards’ backup at running back, however, he’s a defensive back for the Spartans.
Ahead of the rivalry game between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State, Tatum made this statement, saying he believes the Spartans will pull the upset.
I’ve said all week not to take Michigan State for granted. I also don’t know how much pre-game chatter matters, but if Michigan football needed any more motivation for this weekend’s game after last season, Tatum might have provided it.
However, listening to Mike Sainristil talk, it seems pretty clear that Michigan football hasn’t forgotten about last year’s post-game incident.
The standout cornerback for Michigan football said, “Coach Harbaugh says ‘A faithful man forgives. A smart man forgets. A Harbaugh remembers.”
Take that for what it’s worth, but I don’t see motivation being an issue for Michigan football on Saturday night in East Lansing.
Updated Heisman Trophy odds for J.J. McCarthy
There’s no doubt that J.J. McCarthy improved his position in the Heisman Trophy race last weekend. It’s been a gradual climb and the fall of Caleb Williams helped.
According to the latest odds from BetMGM, Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is the heavy favorite, which makes sense after last week and the Huskies win over Oregon.
However, McCarthy is in second. He’s also going to have his own big-game opportunities to impress Heisman voters against Ohio State and Penn State.
It’s fun to see another Michigan football player in the Heisman mix and while McCarthy still has work to do to win it, he’s on a path to getting a Heisman invite at the very least.