Taylor Lewan jokingly taunts Mike Vrabel for drafting Michigan star
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel is a proud Ohio State alum. He played his college football there, got his start in coaching there, and is even in the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Vrabel also knows football talent when he sees it, even if it comes from the rival Michigan Wolverines.
Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, a former Michigan player, couldn’t help but jokingly taunt Vrabel about one of those talents the Titans drafted. Tennessee grabbed Michigan running back Hassan Haskins in the fourth round of the draft, and Lewan swiftly reacted on Twitter. Lewan praised Vrabel for putting his ego to the side and selecting Haskins despite the fact that the running back “absolutely donkey-stomped” Ohio State in November.
Shout out @CoachVrabel50 for not letting his ego get in the way when drafting @H2_3125 after he absolutely donkey stomped the @OhioStateFB the 3rd week in November..
Can really see why he was COTY 2021 pic.twitter.com/zG412eCHUt
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) April 30, 2022
As Lewan notes, Haskins went off for 169 yards and five touchdowns in last November’s Michigan-Ohio State game. Haskins’ efforts were pivotal in Michigan’s 42-27 win, which broke an eight-game Michigan losing streak in the rivalry.
Vrabel no doubt saw that game, and maybe it even helped Haskins get drafted by Tennessee. It’s also possible that Vrabel knows a strong recommendation from Jim Harbaugh when he hears one.