Michigan football appears to be barreling toward full-strength ahead of the Saturday night showdown at Penn State. According to WolverinesWire, wide receiver Nico Collins, cornerback Lavert Hill, tight end Erick All, tight end Sean McKeon, quarterback Dylan McCaffrey and defensive end Kwity Paye are all present and accounted for in Happy Valley.
Collins, Hill and Hill did not travel with the team to Illinois last week for the team’s 42-25 win over the Illini, all of which seemed precautionary ahead of this week’s game, which is not much of a surprise. McKeon, McCaffrey and Paye traveled last week, but the latter two did not play despite suiting up.
UPDATE: Most of these guys warmed up and will play tonight. McKeon and linebacker Josh Ross, the latter of which did not make the trip, will not play.
The healthiest @UMichFootball has been all year. Nico Collins and Lavert Hill expected to return to the field. Two players you won't see tonight, Sean McKeon and Josh Ross. #GoBlue #JustWin— Jon Jansen (@JonJansen77) October 19, 2019
We will have to wait and see who warms up, and even then it can be taken with a grain of salt given the guys who dressed last week, but Michigan has the reinforcements it might need to try and pull off the upset of the seventh-ranked Nittany Lions. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.