Harbaugh: Peppers as 'Advertised'

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gives insight on his star defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Will he play offense? Harbaugh replies inside.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Its no secret Jabrill Peppers is one of coach Jim Harbaugh’s favorite players on Michigan’s team already.

In fact, Harbaugh gave Peppers an “A-plus” grade after getting four tackles, two solo, including 1.5 tackles for loss in U-M’s spring game earlier this year.

And it seems, according to Harbaugh, Peppers has continued to build on that momentum just days before Michigan opens up its season at Utah on Sept. 3.

“He’s been good,” Harbaugh said of Peppers. “He’s been all the things that have been advertised about him. He’s a tremendous football player.”

Moments later adding with a grin: “A football player -- He is that.”

At 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Peppers will likely line up at nickel or safety against the Utes next week, that, of course, all depends on which offensive package Utah lines up in.

However, the possibility of Peppers playing on the offensive side of the ball still remains an option, at least Harbaugh is not saying he won’t play on offense. The Michigan headman said it was a distinct "possibility" that Peppers would play on offense. But also gave no definite answer -- yes or no.

“We said that was a possibility,” Harbaugh said of Peppers playing offense. “That remains a possibility. Nothing wrong with that competition thing. That’s a possibility.”

We’ll find out next Thursday, Michigan's kickoff is scheduled at 7 p.m. EST.

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