2020 Season Countdown: #109 Edward Warinner

2020 Season Countdown: #109 Edward Warinner

May 4, 2020
Edward Warinner (image via The Only Colors)

NOTE: Yesterday I introduced and explained the countdown, so check that out if you’re unsure what this is going to be (LINK).

Name: Ed Warinner
225 lbs.
High school: Powell (OH) Olentangy Liberty
Redshirt freshman
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Last year:
I did not rank Warinner. He redshirted at Michigan State.
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Warinner pulled one of those rare, seemingly unprecedented moves and transferred sides of the in-state rivalry, from Michigan State to Michigan. He is, of course, the son of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, and the father-son situation seems to make it very likely that the elder Warinner will stay in Ann Arbor for the remainder of the younger Warinner’s career.

Warinner the linebacker was not recruited by Michigan out of high school, and I do not disagree with that choice by the Wolverines. I do not find Warinner to be a highly athletic player. But I don’t blame him for wanting to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play big-time football with his dad on the staff. And as a walk-on, if it doesn’t work out where he works his way up to being a scholarship-level player, his father is a well compensated school employee who can afford the tuition.

As a non-graduate transfer, Warinner will have to sit out the 2020 season . . . unless the NCAA makes one-time transfer exceptions. I don’t have a bead on whether that will happen or not. If he has to sit out, obviously his importance will not be that great. If he’s deemed eligible, I still don’t think he would have an impact and would be somewhere in the lower 25% of this list.

Prediction: Redshirt (again)

Hit the jump for his high school highlights.


  1. Comments: 35
    Joined: 10/6/2019
    May 04, 2020 at 2:37 PM

    Woo hoo for the countdown!

    • Comments: 1863
      Joined: 1/19/2016
      May 04, 2020 at 4:20 PM

      Yep, keep them coming!

  2. Comments: 3
    Joined: 3/26/2020
    May 05, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Is it true for Michigan, like some other states, that if you are an active employee of a private institution your child receives a free education there? If so i see it as a no brainer to bring him on, it’s a free roll of the dice.

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