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. 3 Michigan (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten Conference) hosts Maryland (5-3, 2-3) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Michigan Stadium
“Just a jacket I’ve had for about five years. … I mean, it’s pretty obvious what it stands for, what it represents … a workman’s jacket.”
Jim Harbaugh on his pregame attire at Michigan State — between this and his new glasses, Harbaugh is becoming somewhat of a Big Ten fashion maven.
Michigan enters Spartan Stadium pic.twitter.com/QFdkSo0XQg
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) October 29, 2016
Cue Miranda Priestly of “The Devil Wears Prada.”
“I don’t want to jinx them. I just know last night in the seventh inning, my wife tried to talk to me and I wouldn’t speak to her. I said, ‘Let me concentrate on this.’ Great move by the manager, by the way, to get the win you have to get.”
Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison on the Chicago Cubs, a few hours before Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday in Cleveland. Needless to say, Mattison was happy in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
— Greg Mattison (@CoachGMattison) November 3, 2016
“You always want to beat your home-state team. I remember a few years ago when we lost, that was not fun. I got grilled for that, especially when I went back home months after that. I definitely want to get a win against these guys.”
Henry Poggi, a Baltimore native, on facing Maryland this weekend. Maryland defeated Michigan 23-16 at Michigan Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014. Poggi’s sister attends Maryland, and two of his former high school teammates play for the Terrapins.
“At Maryland, it’s a process, and he’s realized it’s a process. Any time you have success, it’s going to help build a program. He’s going about doing it the right way. He may not get all the five-star athletes, but he’ll get kids that fit his personality, and his idea of being what student-athlete is, and being a student first.”
Jeff McLhinney, a former teacher of Maryland coach and former Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin. Durkin is in his first year as head coach of the Terrapins.
“I got that side from my dad, who’s Jamaican. It’s just an awesome name. I was like, ‘Whoa, how’d we get this name?’ but my dad’s side had it, and he’s a McDoom. Jake Butt’s a sweet name, though. It’s weird. It’s like, ‘Yo, my name’s Butt.’ ”
Freshman wide receiver Eddie McDoom on having of Michigan’s more unique last names
The University of Michigan’s Ferry Field will host the Big Ten Network’s “BTN Tailgate” pregame show Saturday morning, and former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who now plays for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, offers a suggestion:
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) November 2, 2016
Robinson’s nickname is “Shoelace” for his longstanding habit of not tying his shoes during games.