ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Each Friday, we’ll cobble together a quick roundup of the best quotes and tweets from the Michigan football program’s coaches, players and recruits. Some will be serious, some will be offbeat, but they’ll give some more insight on the Wolverines.
No. 4 Michigan (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten Conference) has a bye this week, and hosts Illinois at 3:30 p.m. (ET) Oct. 22 at Michigan Stadium.
“Just his footwork and learning the pass protections and his routes. Understanding the offense really, and having a good time with him. Having him as a running back should be fun.”
De'Veon Smith and John O'Korn with Larry Prout pic.twitter.com/aWAyDbFXEK
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) October 11, 2016
De’Veon Smith discusses Michigan “draftee” Larry Prout Jr, a 15-year-old from Howell, Mich., who has spina bifida. Prout joined the Wolverines as part of Team IMPACT, which pairs children who have illnesses with college athletic programs.
“Don’t cost the team. What could hurt you could end up hurting the team on a much greater scale. You have to be responsible and realize your actions are not just your own. They’re part of the team and they represent the program. Everyone’s trying to keep their noses clean this week and be good.”
Defensive lineman Ryan Glasgow on how his team will game plan for the bye week — namely staying out of the police blotter on a weekend free of playing football.
“Somebody asked me this the other day … I can’t really think about it. You try to get in, take care of business, get out and get home.”
“I usually think of my best answers about half an hour later, as I’m driving home. It’s like, ‘Why didn’t I say that?’ ”
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was asked during his weekly radio show what is favorite road stadium is, and couldn’t answer on the spot.
Not High Point Solutions Stadium, the site of last Saturday’s manhandling of Rutgers?
“We talked about it, definitely. Once we’d seen the percentages off and we’d won by 78 points, we were just wondering if they would give us 78 percent of, so we were talking about that on the way back from Rutgers. At least the D-line talked about going together as a big group, and trying to get that discount.”
His name is Taco — Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton — but this Taco is about steak. A Ruth’s Chris steak. His coach took advantage of the 50-percent off food promotion (the discount was capped at 50 percent) at the Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris location, a deal that ran through Thursday.
Happy National Filet Day. Definitely our favorite holiday of all. pic.twitter.com/LzxmlKIXmA
— Ruth's Chris (@RuthsChris) August 13, 2016
Every day should be National Filet Day. Not just Aug. 13.
Michael Onwenu is one of Michigan’s biggest big men, a two-way lineman who weighs 375 pounds. But he’s a svelte 375, and Onwenu explained earlier this season that he makes smart dining choices. As evidenced by a Tweet he posted prior to Saturday’s win at Rutgers.
— Michael Onwenu (@_MXKEY) October 9, 2016