Switching sides: Former Michigan State linebacker transferring to Michigan
A former Michigan State linebacker is trading in his green and white uniform for maize and blue jersey and winged helmet.
MLive.com has reported that former Michigan State linebacker Edward Warinner, the son of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, has transferred to the University of Michigan. He’s also joined the Wolverines’ football team and will be a member of the 2020 roster.
Warinner decided to leave the program following the 2019 season. He made his announcement after the Spartans defeated Wake Forest in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to finish the year with a 7-6 record.
Last season, Warinner appeared in seven games for Michigan State, primarily on special teams. He made three tackles for the Spartans this year.
Warinner redshirted his first season in East Lansing in 2018. He will have three years of eligibility remaining at Michigan. It’s currently unclear whether or not he will be eligible to participate during the 2020 season. NCAA transfer rules require players to sit out one season, unless they have graduated or are granted a waiver.
Michigan finished the 2019 season with a 9-4 record. The Wolverines have defeated the Spartans in back-to-back seasons.