Drevno Talks QB Competition

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno hints that a third quarterback has emerged in fall camp.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan’s starting quarterback situation has been perceived as a two-man race between Jake Rudock and Shane Morris heading into fall camp.

Not so fast.

When asked about the ongoing competition At U-M’s media day last Thursday, offensive coordinator Tim Drevno alluded that a third quarterback has emerged.

“I just like it because all three of them are competitors and eager to be a starter and all smart guys and football is important to them,” Drevno said. “So it is going to be a great battle there.”

However, Drevno wouldn’t specifically name a player in particular. In fact, when a reporter asked him it was freshman Alex Malzone? Drevno went in another direction altogether.

“I don’t know if there is any particular order and Wilton Speight is there,” Drevno said. “There are an array of guys that we will see.”

One of those quarterbacks could be incoming four-star freshman Zach Gentry, who stands at 6-foot-6, 215-pounds, and comes highly acclaimed out of Albuquerque, N.M.

“He’s a big kid isn’t he?” Drevno said. “I remember him from the visit, but I just saw him on the field and he is a tall big kid and really good runner. I remember on high school film athletic. He makes good decisions.”

Michigan opens its season at Utah on Sept. 3.

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