ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The race to be named the starting quarterback at Michigan is still ongoing. At this point, it’s clear that junior Shane Morris and graduate transfer Jake Rudock are the frontrunners competing for the starting role.
With a little less than two weeks ago, it still appears that the coaching staff is not ready to name a starter just yet.
At least not publicly.
Tim Drevno spoke with BTN Live during its visit to U-M’s camp on Wednesday and gave an update on the battle.
“It’s going good,” Drevno said. “Everybody asks that, they want to know about that. It’s going good, we roll the balls out, they’re competing hard, everybody is doing good things at times, and sometimes some people aren’t doing good things. But that’s part of training camp. That’s where you try to find what we’re about and who we are. It’s exciting to see because they’re really just attacking it every day and attacking every snap like it’s a game-like situation and competing.”
With fall camp winding down and the season opener on the horizon, it doesn’t appear Drevno and Harbaugh are ready to announce their starting quarterback just yet. Again, at least not publicly.
Call it gamesmanship, or call it whatever you’d like, Drevno can’t rush the “gut feeling” he needs to have before making a decision.
“I can’t put my finger on it,” Drevno said. “I couldn’t tell you that. We’ll go day-to-day and then I think it’s just in your gut when you know it’s right and then you make the decision. We can’t put a timeframe on that.”