A former chief rival of the Michigan Wolverines had some nice things to say about quarterback Joe Milton.
Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer along with Matt Leinart had nothing but good things to say about Wolverines QB Joe Milton, whom they likened to New England Patriots QB Cam Newton.
“Let me tell you real quick about Milton,” Meyer said. “During our game, in the pregame warmups, I’d always walk over, start looking at their personnel, check them out. And I was like, ‘Who is that cat?’ That is a Cam Newton lookalike. And he’s got a hose and he can run. They need to perform at that position.”
Milton, who arrived at UM in 2018, is poised to take over the starters role from Dylan McCaffrey, with Cade McNamara as backup.
According to Leinart, if everything clicks with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis‘ offense, the Wolverines could be making some noise this season – with Milton leading the way.
“I’m gonna look at Michigan,” Leinart said. “Every year going into the season, Michigan is one of the top teams in college football. They just can’t get over that hump and beat Ohio State.
“Joe Milton got named the starting quarterback. What are we gonna see from him? This is a big dude – 6’5”, 245-pounds. Kinda reminds me of the Cam Newton build. Great arm – I’m not saying he is Cam Newton (but) great arm and can run. Josh Gattis – year two calling plays. How does that marriage work. It’s gonna be really interesting to see Michigan – start fast, and if he can grow fast, maybe they’re a contender as well.”
Milton and the Wolverines won’t have long to get back to work, as they’re set to take on Minnesota on October 24.
– – Quotes via Isaiah Hole of Wolverines Wire Link – –