Ryan Walters stands by Devon Witherspoon after costly PI calls in 2 straight games
Ryan Walters has been a great addition to the Illinois coaching staff ever since joining in 2021 after six seasons with Missouri. Walters showed fans part of the reason why he has had so much success.
Michigan was moving the ball late against Illinois before a costly pass interference penalty was called against Devon Witherspoon. When asked about how to use that as a teachable moment, Walters defended Witherspoon’s actions.
“Tell him to do the same sh**. Sorry tell him to do the same thing every time,” said Walters. If I’m him I wouldn’t have played that any different. He’s playing with proper technique, he’s being aggressive. You live with that.”
Great Q from @mrwagner25 to Ryan Walters about Devon Witherspoon and late pass interference calls in back-to-back weeks. Walters stands by his CB, and talks about the calls:
“Tell him to do the same sh… Sorry, tell him to do that same thing every time.” pic.twitter.com/ONH01mB0Vr
— Andy Olson (@WCIA3Andy) November 21, 2022
Michigan ended up getting into field goal position because of the penalty and ultimately won the game 19-17. While Illinois wasn’t able to get the win, it’s good to see Walters having his player’s back.
Illinois faces Northwestern Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN.