The Michigan QB Race

After an undoubtedly successful season from former Michigan quarter back, Jake Ruddock. The quarterback position is up for grabs.

In 2015, the Iowa Hawkeye transfer Jake Ruddock surprised the critics and ultimately had a successful first and last season at Michigan leading the Wolverines to their first 10 win season since the Brady Hoke era in 2011.  It is now time to pass the torch to the next Michigan Quarterback.


John O’Korn – As of right now, most people believe that John O’Jon O'KornKorn is the front runner for the Michigan quarter back job. John is a 2012 Houston Commit but he only played his freshman season at Houston.  O’Korn finished his freshman season with 239-of-399 passes for 2,889 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. After only starting 5 games in his Sophomore season at Houston he decided to Transfer to Michigan after his sophomore season. Due to NCAA transfer regulations, John had to sit out one full season at Michigan.  Jon (now a senior) has the most experience at the position and is expected to be this years starting according to my twitter followers. I ran a poll on twitter @Scrompton37 and the fans voted that Jon O’Korn would be Michigan’s Starter for the 2016 season.

Wilton Speight-  Behind John O’Korn in the Quarterback field lies Wilton Speight. Wilton is a junior this season and has little to no experience during game time. Speight has only appeared in 5 games throughout his Michigan career and is only 9/25 for 73 yards and 1 TD and 1 INT.  Last season there were small signs to pointing to a star when Jake Ruddock went down in a game

against Minnesota, Wilton came into the game and led Michigan down the field before finding Jehu Chesson for the winning touchdown.  This season Wilton is ready for the battle and has much more confidence than last year.


Shane Morris –  Not everything turned out to be for former 5* Quarterback recruit Shane Morris. Shane Morris enrolled at Michigan in 2013 thinking he could compete for the quarter back job for years to come. Ultimately Shane never showed in the spot light. In 3 seasons at Michigan, Shane has started three games throwing 43/87 and 389 yards.  In 2014, Shane suffered a concussion  in a game against Minnesota and former coach Brady Hoke put Shane back in the game, which ultimately was a leading cause for why Hoke lost his job. That has been the last time we have seen Shane play quarterback, but not everything is wrong. During this years Michigan Spring Game, Shane lined up as wide receiver for some plays and it worked. Could we maybe see him play a new position for some plays to get on the field? Time will tell.

Who do you think will be the Michigan’s starter come September?


Steven Crompton @Scrompton37