Michigan Football Picks Up Transfer From Michigan State

Warinner will join his dad in Ann Arbor.

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January 13, 2020 - 1:04 pm
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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have picked up a transfer, this one from Michigan State. 

Linebacker Edward Warinner is making the move from East Lansing to Ann Arbor, according to reports. Warinner's dad, Ed, is Michigan's offensive line coach. 

Warinner appeared in seven games this season for the Spartans, contributing mostly on special teams. He has three more years of eligiblity after redshirting as a freshman in 2018. Per NCAA transfer rules, he'll have to sit out the 2020 season, unless he obtains a waiver. 

Warinner was a three-star recruit and the 51st-ranked linebacker in the nation in 2018, according to 247 Sports. He initially chose MSU over the likes of Cincinnati, Rutgers and West Virginia. 

At the time, his dad was coaching at Minnesota. 

“It was funny,” Warinner said later after his dad made the switch to Michigan. “I mean, I was happy. It’s not a big deal. He can do his thing, I do my thing. I committed before he took the job. It’s not weird -- he’s my dad. I’m as close with him as I am anybody. I love it, I think it’s fun.”

Now they'll be together in 2020. Surely it's the first father-son duo to see both sides of the rivalry. 35 years ago, the elder Warinner was a defensive coach at Michigan State.