Michigan 5th-year senior LB Desmond Morgan reflects on his past year at U-M as his career ends as a Wolverine.

Michigan 5th-year senior LB Desmond Morgan reflects on his past year at U-M as his career ends as a Wolverine.

WIINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Desmond Morgan was supposed to finish his career last season.

But due to a hand injury, Morgan was forced to sit out his senior season and come back in 2015 for his fifth year with the Wolverines.

Now with his final college game upon him, Morgan admits he’s a little “bittersweet” as Michigan prepares to play Florida in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl this Friday at 1 p.m.

“The term I always kind of thought about when thinking about last season, it was always bittersweet,” said Morgan of Michigan’s 5-7 campaign that ended with the firing of Brady Hoke. “Obviously there is a lot of guys I came in with that departed last year, I put in three years on the field before that.”

However, Morgan pointed out the positives of playing this year under his new coach, Jim Harbaugh.

“But at the same sense, the opportunity to come back another year and go out an relatively successful season under coach Jim Harbaugh and kind of the way the program is trending back up again, that’s something I kind of like to hang my hat on a little bit,” said Morgan.

Adding: “It’s finally starting to set in that it’s the last game,” Morgan said. “I think it will more hit me after the game, to be honest. I think we are so focused in on the game plan and tendencies, just going out and putting our best performance on the field that it hasn’t really hit me. I think once the game is over it will hit me pretty hard.”

And once his career is over, Morgan says his next step is train for a chance to play in the NFL.

“My plans as of right now are not solidified or anything,” Morgan said. “But definitely going to give the NFL a shot and see what happens, train for pro day and those things. And see if a team will give me a shot and try to make the most of that.”


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