Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh Updates QB Situation

The Michigan football team has two losses and is sitting on the periphery of Big Ten relevancy this season.

The Wolverines were given a glimmer of hope this weekend, however. Penn State, which routed the Wolverines earlier this season, 42-13, came up short against Ohio State. If Michigan can find a way to beat Ohio State at the end of the season, it gives them a punchers dance to get back into the conference championship discussion.

The only problem is that they don’t know who will be leading them the rest of the way.

So it goes, when you have two quarterbacks, you really have no quarterbacks. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh finds himself in a pickle under center, and he’s keeping a tight lip on telling who’ll be getting the bulk of snaps on Saturday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

After starter John O’Korn struggled to move the ball against a sub-par Rutgers defense, Harbaugh made the switch go with Brandon Peters the rest of the way.

The results were better, and Michigan cruised the rest of the way to a 35-14 win.

After the struggles O’Korn has had this season, it would stand to reason that he would be the starter the rest of the way. But Harbaugh isn’t willing to concede that much to the media. He spat more coaches speak when discussing his quarterback situation, saying he’ll “see how the week goes.”

Harbaugh did concede that Peters will see at least some playing time, though.

Harbaugh on Peters: "We're going in the way we have, preparing both quarterbacks. Not naming a starter today. See how the week progresses"

— angelique (@chengelis) October 30, 2017

Harbaugh on Peters: "he will play again this week"

— angelique (@chengelis) October 30, 2017

This one isn’t that hard to put together, though.

Harbaugh is an unconventional coach, but he’s also a very good coach who won’t make an off the radar decision for the sake of doing so. The Wolverines looked much better under Peters last week, and barring some kind of injury or off the field issue that keeps him off the field, he figures to be the starter for Michigan.

Chalk this one up to gamesmanship. It would make any sense for Harbaugh to go with O’Korn after pulling him midway through a game against the Scarlet Knights.

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