Michigan OL coach Ed Warinner talks Ohio State emotions, focusing on Indiana
A lot of people are already looking ahead to the final weekend of the season. The annual bout between Michigan and Ohio State is going to have some major implications.
It’s easy to understand why nobody wants to talk about Michigan’s upcoming matchup with Indiana or Ohio State’s trip to Maryland. But Wolverines offensive line coach Ed Warinner doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
Wednesday, Warinner spoke to the media about the next two weeks and was asked questions about next week’s game against the Buckeyes. Warinner, of course, was the offensive coordinator in Columbus from 2012-2016.
“It’ll be emotional,” Warinner said when asked about the Nov. 24 matchup against Ohio State. “It’s a big game. It’s a big game for the University of Michigan. It’s a big game for me. It won’t be about me, it’ll be about our football team being ready to play when we go there.”
The annual matchup will be a big game in college football, too. Assuming both Michigan and Ohio State win this weekend, the winner of “The Game” will earn a trip to Indianapolis and will get one step closer to a bid in the College Football Playoff.
Warinner continued to say that, right now, he’s not too worried about Ohio State.
“Right now, we’re just focused on Indiana,” he said. “We have to go play a good game. We have to take care of business and then we’ll go to work on Ohio State after we play Indiana.”
The end of the season clash will be Warinner’s first experience of “The Game” on the Michigan sideline. In between stops at Ohio State and Michigan, he coached the offensive line at Minnesota.
Warinner may have more thoughts on Michigan’s heavyweight fight with Ohio State after Saturday. For now, he’s staying focused on the Hoosiers and trying to get the Wolverines to 10-1.