The writing was on the wall for this one for a long time and now it is official:
Breaking News: Grant Newsome Medically Retires - Announced today during @CoachJim4UM's Attack Each Day Podcast. Full interview on the podcast tomorrow at 8am. Also more on @michiganinsider and TMI. Young man will undoubtedly do big things off the field - https://t.co/R4WFBh60Mb pic.twitter.com/D0gyVPT99z
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) August 20, 2018
Newsome nearly lost his leg after a defensive back decided to cut him once he rumbled to the edge. That's a perfectly legal play that probably shouldn't be legal. Newsome's statement:
Not all stories have a happy ending... pic.twitter.com/x6iTBadEPd
— Grant Newsome (@grant_newsome) August 20, 2018
Michigan had to know that Newsome's return was a distant possibility for a while, and has been preparing as if he would not return for some time. Getting him back would have been a bonus; as it is Jon Runyan and appears to be locking down the left tackle job, with Jaylen Mayfield and Andrew Stueber pushing from behind, and a JBB-Hudson battle on the right side.