Michigan OL Erik Magnuson jokes he will be starting QB

Michigan fans have anxiously been awaiting Jim Harbaugh’s decision as to who will be the starting quarterback for the Wolverines this upcoming season. The names in the mix for the position are Wilton Speight, John O’ Korn and Shane Morris.

Fortunately for Michigan’s more impatient fans, starting offensive lineman Erik Magnuson broke the suspense and let them know who it was.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound redshirt senior jokingly announced on Instagram that he would be the starting signal-caller.

A welcome dose of humor in a usually serious sport, Magnuson’s announcement provided a lighter moment for fans caught up in the high expectations of the upcoming season.

Magnuson has 24 career starts at right tackle for the Wolverines and was chosen to be on the All-Big Ten Third Team this past season.

Michigan kicks off its 2016 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 3 against Hawaii.

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