Trevor Keegan has heard all about the outside perception of Michigan’s recent success.

Following the win over Penn State, the veteran offensive lineman was asked about the idea of Michigan’s turnaround being “tainted” due to the ongoing sign-stealing investigation into the program. Earlier this week, Paul Finebaum specifically used the word tainted in breaking down the idea of the Wolverines winning any title this season.

Keegan admitted the players take that perception “to heart” after putting in their full effort to turn the program around. He went on to say the group of players from the 2019-21 recruiting classes “changed this program” and know the real truth about the recent success.


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“We take it to heart, man. I mean, the players who have been here a while, we did everything we could to turn this program around and bring it back to where Michigan needs to be,” Keegan explained. “Guys in the (2019) class, 20, 21 class. We really changed this program as one. People can say whatever they want, but we know what’s true. We know who we are. We know who’s in this locker room, we trust each other. We’re brothers. We’re in this thing together, and that’s the way it’s gonna be.”