Michigan quarterback Davis Warren threw a bit of shade at Iowa ahead of the CFP National Championship.

During the week of preparation, Warren has been leading the scout team for the Wolverines. That means trying to replicate the Husky offense and wide-open engineered by Michael Penix Jr.

On Saturday, Warren was asked about that work as the scout-team QB and trying to replicate Washington’s attack. He admitted it has been a fun week, especially pointing out “It’s more than when we play Iowa being the scout team quarterback.”

That’s undoubtedly a bit of shade at the Hawkeyes, but it’s not hard to see Warren’s point. Washington operates an explosive offense with Penix willing to take shots deep down the field to a host of receivers. Iowa’s offense is… not that under offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, though the Hawkeyes are finally moving on from Ferentz this offseason.

For now, Michigan will hope Warren’s work with the scout team was enough to prepare the defense for another elite outing in Houston. It was the defense that delivered a number of key plays against Alabama, and Jesse Minter’s pass rush will try to reload for a major challenge Monday night.