Jim Harbaugh praises John O’Korn’s play in rough conditions

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While Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight continues to recover from a shoulder injury that may or may not have ended his season, Jim Harbaugh and company turned to John O’Korn this weekend against the Indiana Hoosiers.

O’Korn had the tough task of playing in snowy conditions after sitting out all of last year as a transfer from Houston, and completed just  7-of-16 passes for 59 yards.

Despite the lackluster statline, Michigan secured a 20-10 win and the Wolverines head coach seemed more than pleased with O’Korn’s performance.

“It was tough conditions to operate, especially in the passing game,” Harbaugh said in his postgame comments, via Dan Murphy of ESPN. “He did extremely well. Ball security was fantastic all day. He managed the team and did what he needed to do.”

Michigan performed well enough to earn their tenth win of the season, setting themselves up for an epic clash with Ohio State next weekendthat will have College Football Playoff implications and a spot in the Big Ten Championship on the line.

If Speight is healthy enough to play, you would have to expect Michigan would once again give him the keys to the offense.

Should that be the case, O’Korn will once again graciously accept the backup role.

“If (Speight)’s ready to go, that’s coach’s decision,” O’Korn said. “I’ll support 100 percent whatever the coaches decide. I know we’ll both be ready to go.”

Kickoff between the Wolverines and Buckeyes is set for noon ET at Ohio Stadium on ABC.

ESPN College GameDay will also be on the scene in Columbus, with a special five-hour broadcast leading up to kickoff. It should be a great weekend for college football fans.

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