Jim Harbaugh alternated quarterbacks during Michigan’s 33-17 season-opening win over Florida, starting Wilton Speight before putting in John O’Korn, only for Speight to re-enter the game and stay there.
Harbaugh, who did not release a depth chart before the season, was clear about the quarterback situation when speaking to reporters on Monday.
“Wilton’s going to be the starter,” he said. “We very much believe in John (O’Korn) and John will be used again. Played again, used again, same thing.”
Speight finished the game 11-for-25 through 181 yards through the air, throwing two pick-sixes and one touchdown. O’Korn completed the only pass he threw for 37 yards. Speight and O’Korn were the two frontrunners in Michigan’s quarterback battle during camp, with Speight the incumbent starter. When Speight went down with a collar bone injury last season, O’Korn filled in against Indiana, going 7-for-16 through the air for 59 yards.
Harbaugh added that he had no major injuries to report after the game.
“We’re in really good shape coming out of this game.”
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