Blake Corum is “running it back” for his senior year as Michigan running back. The star running back announced his decision today on the Rich Eisen show at 2:00 eastern time. Blake went onto say it was a tough decision saying some nights he’s coming back and other nights it was get ready for the draft. The power of prayer you know God is good, sets the path for you. I’m a Michigan man through and through. I love playing for the University of Michigan, I love the community, I love going to the big house, I love the interacting. It was a tough decision, a business decision but I have some unfinished business to take care of, I didn’t want to go out that way or remembered that way. Team 144 is going to be special, telling Eisen on a phone call and I couldn’t agree more. The star running back had until the 15th of January to either enter the NFL draft or come back for his last year.
Team 144 is going to be special for sure. Michigan will have one of if not the best trio on offense in all of college football. JJ McCarthy entering his second full year as starting quarterback, the “Don” Donovan Edwards alongside Corum and you have trouble, big trouble. Corum and Edwards by the way will be the best duo running backs in the country in 2023. Getting back to Corum, 2022 was an A-Mazing season indeed. The running back piled up 1,463 yards with 18 touchdowns to go along with first team All-American and first team All-Big Ten honors. A knee injury late in the season against Illinois brought all dreams and goals to a halt. Considered by some to win the Heisman that also was put on hold for now. The knee injury didn’t stop the Virginia born from giving back to his community, something Blake loves to do. Thanksgiving is thankful time of the year and for the second year in a row Corum has used his own NIL money to give free turkeys to those who are in need. The second annual Give Back 2 Give Thanks turkey drive is special to Blake.
There have been many Michigan men to grace the field and that pesky (wink) eastern tunnel throughout the rich history of Michigan football. The likes of Charles Woodson, Desmond Howard, Jim Harbaugh, Mike Hart, and the list goes on forever. I have been a fan since the 70s, somewhat of an old timer you can say. To hear Blake, say those words “I’m a Michigan man through and through” reminded me of those days growing up watching Michigan football. The NFL will always be there but I’m only here once Corum told Eisen. That’s the true definition of a Michigan man right there. Corum will have a chance to add to his legacy and team 144 legacy by beating Ohio State for the 3rd straight season along with winning the Big Ten championship for the 3rd straight season, a feat that hasn’t been done in quite a while. Going into the 2023 season Corum will clearly be the top favorite to win the Heisman trophy. Let’s not forget team 144 is only 11 wins away from 1,000 victories. The winningest program in all of college football. Rest assured Corum will make that win total become reality. There is no doubt Corum will be captain in 2023 a perfect example of a true Michigan man and everything the program stands for. Blake will be attacking the offseason like no other. Eisen gave Blake the floor for one last comment — what would you like to say to the Michigan fans.
“It’s going to be full of success for the University of Michigan,” Corum said. “We’re going to grind our butts off, attack this offseason, and we’re going to repeat it. We have unfinished business, like I said, and we’ll finish it off in 2024.
“I’m excited for the Michigan fans listening. I’m going to give you everything I have. I’m going to attack this rehab and come back better than ever. I can’t wait to see you guys in the fall.”
At the end of the day the goal is to bring the college football national championship back to Ann Arbor, Michigan. The wolverines last championship came back in 1997 as co-national champions with Nebraska. There is a saying at Michigan, you may have heard it from the legendary coach Bo Schembechler, it goes like this “Those who stay will be champions” and that is what Blake Corum intends to do become a champion.
Hail to the victors and go blue!