Donovan Edwards exploded onto the scene a year ago, filling in for the injured Blake Corum with dramatic performances against Ohio State and in the B1G Championship Game. He hasn’t followed that up with a strong start to 2023, but he isn’t letting the numbers get him down.

On Tuesday, Edwards was asked about his individual numbers to begin the year. The running back admitted it is a slow start, but he’s not tripping “not one bit” about the performance with Michigan undefeated through 5 games.

“It’s a slow start, of course. There’s more games to come, I’m not tripping at all, not one bit,” said Edwards. “I know I get bashed a little bit, critics are critics who cares? At the end of the day, I know what I can improve on, I know what I’m doing well and that’s all I can continue to do is be me and not get down on myself. Keep my head up and continue to work. That’s what I will continue to do, that’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.”


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Edwards is Michigan’s No. 2 option behind Corum with 157 rushing yards, but he is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. That is a career-low number in Edwards’ 3 seasons. By comparison, Corum and Kalel Mullings are averaging 5+ yards per carry this season.

We’ll see how Edwards plays moving forward, but he’s always one game away from a breakout performance with his versatility in the passing game.

(H/T The Michigan Insider)