Harbaugh Talks Official Depth Chart Release

An answer to the position battles should be coming as soon as Monday. U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said that an official depth chart is on its way.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – If you wanted answers from Jim Harbaugh regarding starters for this season, you might have to wait a little longer.

The good news is, however, that answers could be coming as soon Monday.

During his media session with reporters on Thursday, and out of fairness for Utah, Harbaugh said an official depth chart would be sent out soon.

“I was informed that the competition for Thursday night’s ballgame that Utah will be sending us their official depth chart Monday,” he said. “In the interest of fair and healthy competition, we will also send our official depth chart as well.”

Though electing not to compare any players, which he says he “avoids like the plague,” Harbaugh says there’s been intense competition in every side of the ball all throughout camp.

At this point, he wants his players to consider it being an honor to be one of the select few to start for Michigan.

“It’s been good,” Harbaugh said. “Intense competition, which it always is on a football team. There’s a great deal of honor and satisfaction to be one of the 11, a starter. Competition for those roles has been intense, as you would expect. Offensively, defensively and on special teams.”

Harbaugh was able to share some information regarding the position groups and where they stand in camp. Some positions are closer than it appears and others seem, though not explicitly stated, have been decided.

“Like a lot of positions there are some that are very close and some are closer than others,” Harbaugh said. “Some are still being competed for and some positions there are individuals that are ahead. I’ll give you an example, our kicking position is very tight right now, and they’re still playing out. And some positions will make it into the ballgame itself.

“I think we’re getting a good idea whether it’s even, close or someone is ahead at this point.”

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