When he speaks, a group of reporters swarms, as if he’s already at Michigan — or Georgia or Oklahoma or any of the other major Division I programs in pursuit of his talents. And when he’s done, the lights darken, as if they had waited for the night’s brightest star to be done dazzling.
On Saturday morning, the Michigan football team’s 2021 recruiting class lost its second member in as many weeks when three-star inside linebacker Casey Phinney flipped his commitment to Boston College.
For years, Joe Milton’s talent has been a mercurial talking point at the tip of Michigan coaches’ tongues. There are the stories, repeated ad nauseum, of his arm strength. Early in his Michigan career, the stories go, he injured receivers with passes zipped in at warp speed.
Paye and graduate Michigan defensive lineman Carlo Kemp couldn’t stand being complacent, so they decided to take action. The one thing they could control was getting themselves and their team registered to vote.
“This will not affect our campus testing capacity,” Schlissel said. “Football will not be played in front of fans this fall, but it will be great to have coach (Jim) Harbaugh and out outstanding team representing U-M in the months ahead.
“If all goes well, the first game is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.”