Morris Looks at Spring Game as Motivation

Junior QB Shane Morris looks back at his spring game performance as a way to get better this season.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan’s spring game wasn’t an offensive showcase by any means, as Shane Morris’ Team Blue defeated Team Maize 7-0 in the annual team scrimmage.

Morris numbers were average at best. He completed 11-of-24 passes for 135 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Morris was also sacked twice.

Just days before Michigan’s fall camp is set to begin, Morris at Michigan’s media day explained that he still looks to his performance as a way to get better.

“Don’t throw an interception. Covert on third downs more,” Morris emphasized.

However, it was his two sacks he took during the scrimmage that added extra motivation to his summer workouts.

“Maybe run a couple more times,” Morris said. “I mean, I am a very mobile quarterback. I can run. I worked on my speed a lot this off-season. I got faster. I feel that is a big part of my game that I am able to move around in the pocket. I can break the pocket and covert on some things with my feet. I probably would have gone a little more.”

Although the end result, Morris says, is what really mattered in the end.

“We won the game, I know it’s just the spring game – but winning is the most important thing,” Morris said.

Whether we see Morris’ new running skills this season remains to be seen. We’ll have our first chance when Michigan opens its season at Utah on Sept. 3.

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