BRADENTON, Fla. -- One of the major pieces to the 2016 Michigan Wolverines puzzle is determining who is the best fit at quarterback. The one thing U-M and Jim Harbaugh has going for them that they certainly have plenty of options to choose from,
Some, of course, are better than others. The competition by bringing in John O'Korn has made things more interesting. According to Harbaugh, Shane Morris, John O'Korn and Wilton Speight all did good things during the first full week of spring practice.
"They all did very good things at times," Harbaugh said. "I thought Shane had a really good four days and John had some real good moments as well. He's coming off a year of scout team, which takes some time to be back in the offense. He's in it for the first time right now, as opposed to so many scout team reps. There's a real difference between being a scout team quarterback. You go out and throw a ball to a certain area, try to fit every ball in, so I think he'll progress nicely. Wilton has made some real improvements."
Another newcomer, Brandon Peters, is just a couple of months removed from being in high school. Now, he's out there making plays for U-M during spring practice. The way he handled himself out on the practice field amidst a brand new experience impressed Harbaugh.
"Brandon Peters, it was impressive with what he did as young as he is being out here for the first time, he's got some real coolness about him," Harbaugh said. "It showed up over and over each of the four days. He's not a guy that panics and he's a natural in a lot of ways, I was very excited for what he did for us."
As far as freshman mistakes and nervousness goes, Harbaugh didn't see much of it. Instead, he saw a growing quarterback that will able to compete once the time comes.
"I didn't see it," Harbaugh said. "A lot of times freshman quarterbacks, let along someone who is coming in at the mid year, you expect fumbled snaps and you expected to not be able to get out of the huddle. He got them out of the huddle every snap, after every playcall. There was one fumbled snap, one, the entire four days. He was in blitz drills, he was in with the first team at times and he didn't flinch at all. Coming out of here knowing we have somethng good with him, I'm excited to build on that."