Jim Harbaugh praises QB Wilton Speight: He’s been outstanding

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The Michigan Wolverines are 9-0 and the No. 2 team in the nation.

While head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan defense have been a big part of the team’s success, quarterback Wilton Speight has also played above and beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.

Speight has thrown for 2,053 yards, 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions, and now he is receiving the praise of his head coach.

“He’s superseded the hopes, he’s gone past what we were hoping he’d be – in a big way,” head coach Jim Harbaugh said to Nick Baumgardner of MLive. “He’s been outstanding. Outstanding. I’d be lying if I said he hasn’t done more than what we hoped he’d be this season.

“He’s met the challenge at every pass. He’s acquitted himself more than good. He’s got a hot hand and it’s come through preparation and it’s been really important to him. And that’s really why you don’t put expectations on people and you don’t limit what you think they can be. You let them have at it, that’s been our approach with every position.”

Harbaugh added, “He’s beyond his years.”

Michigan caps off the season by taking on Iowa, Indiana and rival Ohio State.

If Speights can continue to play at a high level, it is only a matter of weeks until the Wolverines will be taking their spot in the College Football Playoff.

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