ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jim Harbaugh has never been afraid of playing anyone that has earned. Regardless of freshman or senior standing, if you've earned the right to see the field, you're going to see it.
For wide receiver Moe Ways, he's worked his way on to the field.
"Hard work pays off," Ways said. "That's why you work in the summer and during camp, it's starting to pay off. It feels good."
Just recently Harbaugh spoke very highly of Ways and his ability to block. That ability, Harbaugh said, played a major role in determining his playing time. For Ways, he might not be the number one guy on the pecking order right now, but he did one thing he is particularly proud of.
He found a way.
"I just found a way," Ways said. "I know that we've got a lot of guys that can catch the ball - we all block well - but you try to do something exceptional. Try to change the game in some aspect, shape or form. It just came natural. I went out and had a good game blocking and kept doing every week and that is getting better."
Ways doesn't necessarily think his blocking skills are 'his way' to the field. The teams needs could change in an instant. Besides, Ways isn't thinking about it. He is busy making the most out of his time on the football field.
"I never really thought about it," Ways said. "It was just kind of my assignment on every play, went out and do the best that I could and make sure I gave a lot of physicality and it started to pay off."