Those waiting with baited breath for Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh to name a starting quarterback are in for a disappointment, as offensive coordinator Tim Drevno told “BTN Live” that there is no timetable to name a starter for the team’s season opener against Utah on September 3.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press reported the development.
The race is currently between two players: Iowa transfer Jake Rudock and junior Shane Morris.
Drevno, of course, was vague in discussing the competition.
“I can’t put my finger on it, I couldn’t tell you that,” U-M offensive coordinator Tim Drevno said tonight on “BTN Live,” the second day of interviews from Wednesday’s Michigan practice by Big Ten Network. “We’ll go day-to-day and then I think it’s just in your gut when you know it’s right and make thedecision. We can’t put any timeframe on that.”
“They’re really just attacking every day and attacking every snap like it’s a game-like situation and competing,” he said. “That’s a neat thing about this game. It really makes you a better person, in life. When you want something so bad you’re trying to take another man’s job, you’re doing everything you can. You’re staying up late studying, you’re up in the morning, probably got butterflies in your tummy and that just makes you better.”
At this point, however, despite what Drevno said, it looks like Rudock will be the starter under center come the start of the season. He was Iowa’s starter for two years, accumulating 4,819 pass yards and 34 touchdowns over that stretch, while Morris has thrown for 389 yards with zero touchdowns and five interceptions in two years coming off the bench.
Thus, with Michigan looking to turn over a new leaf under Harbaugh, Rudock definitely gives the team a better chance to win immediately.
Of course, that is far from guaranteed and Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
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