Corum’s Goals for Senior Season Are Sky High

July 07, 2023

Athlete Studio

Blake Corum, the star running back for the Michigan Wolverines, is filled with unwavering confidence as he boldly declares that his team will win the national championship in 2023. This proclamation, made during a Michigan men's basketball game back in early February, has not only been supported by his teammates but has also caught the attention of head coach Jim Harbaugh, who believes that this might be his best team yet.

Corum, speaking to MLive during his youth football camp at Detroit Catholic Central High School, expressed his agreement with Harbaugh's assessment, highlighting the depth and talent that Michigan possesses across the offensive positions. With a group of experienced players returning and a handful of transfers expected to make an impact, Corum believes that Michigan has the potential to break records in the upcoming NFL draft.

At the heart of Michigan's offensive prowess lies quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who had an impressive season last year, leading the Wolverines to a 13-1 record. Corum suggests that with McCarthy's increased confidence and another year as the starter, the team's offensive strategy may shift towards a more balanced attack, showcasing McCarthy's abilities as a passer.

Harbaugh has expressed his intention to involve multiple players in the offensive scheme, providing opportunities for playmakers like Corum and his running back partner Donovan Edwards, who had a standout performance in critical games last season. The addition of talented tight ends, including Indiana transfer A.J. Barner, further strengthens Michigan's offensive arsenal.

While the specifics of their game plan remain a mystery, Corum is excited about the potential of having both him and Edwards on the field together, aiming for a rare feat of both rushers surpassing 1,000 yards in a season. The duo believes they can become one of the greatest tandems in NCAA history, reminiscent of the success achieved by Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011.

With a healthy Corum and Edwards returning to the field, Michigan is poised to make a strong run for the national championship. After falling short in the semifinals in the past two years, the Wolverines are determined to reach the pinnacle of college football success in the 2023 season. For Corum, anything less than a national championship would be considered an unsuccessful season.

As the Wolverines gear up for an exciting and highly anticipated season, with a strong team behind him, Corum is ready to make his mark and lead the Wolverines to glory.

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