Former Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson stated Jim Harbaugh’s staff can develop into one of the best in class historical past if the staff wins the nationwide championship in opposition to Washington on Monday in Houston, Texas.
On the “Wealthy Eisen Present,” the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner selected the present staff over his 1997 nationwide championship-winning staff. He believes that not making the playoffs and sharing the nationwide title with Nebraska diluted the 1997 efficiency.
“In the event that they go on and win this recreation, they would be the greatest staff in Michigan historical past,” Woodson stated. “Indisputably. One of many causes is as a result of we did not get an opportunity to play within the play-offs and play 1v2 or no matter that’s.
“We went out and performed within the Rose Bowl, performed Washington State, and we’ll at all times have that sort of ‘co-champion’ related to us as nationwide champions. This is able to be a staff that went by the gauntlet. This is able to be a staff that made it by the playoffs.”
Charles Woodson praises Michigan’s protection after Rose Bowl appearances
Michigan’s protection performed a key function in Monday’s 27-20 victory over Alabama within the Rose Bowl. The unit had a powerful efficiency, particularly within the first half, sacking Jalen Milroe six occasions all through the sport.
“There have been so many ups and downs,” Woodson stated. “I’ve so many feelings, man. However to see this protection on the finish of the sport, you must make a cease.
“They put the ball of their predominant man’s arms, and once more, the line of defense simply performed bodily, hole penetration, the quarterback had nowhere to go, and that was over. What a match!”
It should take one other spectacular efficiency from the Wolverines’ defensive unit in opposition to the Huskies within the nationwide championship recreation. Washington boasts among the best offenses in faculty soccer this season, led by Michael Penix Jr.
Charles Woodson urges Michigan to win the nationwide title
Ought to Michigan win the nationwide title, it may undoubtedly be tainted by the sign-stealing allegations this system has been embroiled in. Nonetheless, Charles Woodson has urged the staff to proceed successful the title.
“To our guys, if they are going to name you cheaters, you would possibly as properly win,” Woodson stated. ‘Guess what? Perpetually they need to name you a nationwide champion. So go end it.”
The NCAA is investigating the Wolverines for allegedly personally scouting opponents’ future video games. The operation is believed to be led by former college worker Conor Stallions.