Big Ten: Michigan Wolverines
The Michigan quarterbacks haven’t played up to expectations in the Jim Harbaugh era.
They’ve been fine, but while Ohio State has enjoyed talents like JT Barrett, Dwayne Haskins, and Justin Fields, Jake Rudock, Wilton Speight, John O’Korn, Brandon Peters and Shea Patterson haven’t been able to elevate the position for the Wolverines. That’s been the most puzzling part about the Harbaugh era so far.
The guy knows quarterbacks.
From working with Rich Gannon during his time with the Oakland Raiders, to helping take Andrew Luck to another level at Stanford, to seeing the upside in Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh has always been successful and coaching the position, and he’s never been afraid to make bold moves.
Now he has another quarterback decision to deal with.
If this Dylan McCaffrey‘s time? The 6-5, 220-pound junior has stepped in from time-to-time, but if was Patterson’s team over the last two seasons. McCaffrey can move, he’s got the arm, and he’s a McCaffrey – he can play.
However, the sky’s the limit for Joe Milton, a 6-5, 245-pound sophomore who hasn’t seen a ton of action, but he’s got the tools.
McCaffrey offers more experience and is the slipperier runner, but Milton has the next-level arm to push to the ball all over the field a bit more.
Also about to enter the mix is Cade McNamara, an elite high school producer out of Nevada with big-time passing skills, but be shocked if he doesn’t redshirt.
It’ll be McCaffrey vs. Milton when the time comes.
There’s going to be a huge discussion about the quarterback fight at Michigan. What else is new?