Harbaugh: WR’s Need to Make Tougher Catches

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the wide receivers need to make tough catches, disappointed in performance from Saturday's spring football game.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With all eyes glaring sharply at the performance of quarterbacks Shane Morris and Alex Malzone in Saturday’s spring football, many shifted to the inconsistent performance out of the wide receiver group.

Morris and Malzone combined to throw three interceptions on the afternoon, two of which could easily fall on the shoulders of the wide receivers.

The first pick of the day came from cornerback Brandon Watson who made a great play on the ball to snatch a sure catch away from Maurice Ways.

The other, a rocket from the arm of Morris that went through the hands of Jaron Dukes, off his facemask and into the waiting hands of safety Delano Hill.

Looking for positives to preach to his quarterbacks afterward, Harbaugh also pointed out areas of improvement for the wide receivers following the end of spring practice.

“I think catching more contested balls,” Harbaugh said. “I think our receivers can continue to improve in that area, make the tougher catches, make the catches when they’re contested.”

Redshirt junior Jehu Chesson caught three passes for 34-yards Saturday, discussing the progression made this spring.


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