ANN ARBOR, Mich. – If Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t make himself clear regarding the role of junior quarterback Shane Morris during his postgame press conference on Saturday, he certainly did during his Monday press conference.
If U-M can get away with not playing Morris all season, it won’t.
Morris would gain a year of eligibility if that were the route both him and Harbaugh will pursue during the 2015 season. In 2016, it would mean that he could have two years of eligibility remaining.
“If (redshirting) is a possibility then, yeah, it’s a consideration, yes,” Harbaugh said. “You don’t know how it’s going to play out. You don’t have a crystal ball. I think we’re seeing this the way its taken place.”
The conversation of a redshirt for Morris came about after U-M allowed redshirt sophomore quarterback Wilton Speight to take a knee during the Wolverines’ 35-7 rout over Oregon State on Saturday.
Despite the apparent logjam at the quarterback position going forward, Harbaugh says that he and his assistants know what they’re doing.
“We’re in control of it,” Harbaugh said. “(Morris) is the number two quarterback but not the number two guy to go into the game to take two kneel downs at the end of the game.”