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Latest buzz surrounding standout Michigan football transfer

This new Michigan football transfer has already earned a starting role with the Wolverines.



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Sep 9, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) leads his team onto the field before the start of the game against the UNLV Rebels during the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, it was confirmed that standout Michigan football transfer Drake Nugent, who came to Ann Arbor after a solid career with the Stanford Cardinal in the PAC-12, has earned a starting role along the Wolverines’ offensive line. Here is the latest buzz coming out of Ann Arbor regarding this major transfer portal addition.

Michigan football transfer center earns starting role along the offensive line

Drake Nugent was a team captain and more during his days with Stanford; however, he gave all of that up for a shot at the starting center role along Michigan’s offensive line. Yesterday, offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore announced his five starting linemen for this year, with the new transfer portal center being one of the five.

Sherrone Moore praises Drake Nugent

Here is what Moore said about the star Michigan football transfer on Monday:

“Yeah, he’s done an outstanding job,” said the second-year Michigan football offensive play-caller. “Just started from the spring, and he didn’t even practice but his work ethic, his workload, what he’s done to put himself in a position where he is now, and he studies like crazy. He’s a madman when it comes to the film room and wanting to know what to do, how to do it, what if this happens — sometimes overanalyzing to make sure that he got everything fixed. So he’s super locked in. He’s done a great job for us in these first two games for sure.”

Final tune-up game for the Wolverines before Big Ten play starts

This weekend, Drake Nugent gets his final tune-up game (vs. Bowling Green) before he plays in his first-ever Big Ten conference game. Next weekend, Michigan football will host Rutgers, where Jim Harbaugh will make his return to the sidelines in Ann Arbor for the first time since being suspended over the summer.

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