Jake Rudock’s successor it still yet to named, as none of the quarterbacks in camp have separated themselves from the pack. Officially, it’s a five man race between listed in alphabetical order: redshirt freshman Alex Malzone, senior Shane Morris, senior John O’Korn, true freshman Brandon Peters and junior Wilton Speight.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh has not come out and publicly let it be known who he favors, although many expect Morris or O’Korn to win the job in the end. Morris served as Rudock’s backup last year while O’Korn was AAC’s Rookie of the Year in 2013 at Houston.
“Anybody that wants to edge ahead certainly can, I tell them that all the time,” quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch said according to mlive.com. “Anybody that wants to do that or can do that, please feel free. But, we’re not going to force it.
“And we’re not going to, right now, we have not decided that we’re going to just say ‘OK, you’re it.’”
Last year the competition followed a similar narrative, with the Wolverines not naming their starter until kickoff at the season opener. Fisch hinted that things could play out along those lines again this year.
Michigan and its new starting quarterback will open the 2016 season in the Big House against Hawaii.
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