Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno isn't sure who will be starting at quarterback but that doesn't mean he's concerned about it.

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno isn't sure who will be starting at quarterback but that doesn't mean he's concerned about it.

A year ago, Michigan's quarterback competition was anything but a competition throughout fall camp.

While the Wolverines' coaching staff led people to believe it was a tight race between Jake Rudock and Shane Morris, it was clear the fifth-year transfer from Iowa had the starting job locked down heading into the opener at Utah.

With Rudock now off to the NFL and holding a clipboard as the third string quarterback for the Detroit Lions, this time around a quarterback competition will actually rage on in fall camp, with Wilton Speight and John O'Korn atop the list as early favorites.

"Both of them need to come out and be consistent every day and make a play when there isn't a play to be made," Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno said Sunday. "Lead us, understand where to go with the ball, understands to get us in the right play and believe me I'm excited to see them moving forward."

"Pretty even right now but that's why we've got training camp," Drevno added. "Excited about tomorrow to kind of roll the balls out and see where it all lands."

Although a starter won't be selected until much later in camp, having options is a major difference from a season ago.

While Speight backed up Rudock in 2015, his limited experience coupled with O'Korn's two seasons at Houston, leaves the Wolverines depth as the 2016 opener with Hawaii looms.

"I feel very comfortable with the quarterback situation," Drevno said. "Four guys and I think they're good players and very capable of doing it. You've just got to find the right guy and make the right decision at the right time."

"I think you look at all of them, you've got Wilton Speight, good football player, and I think all of them, John O'Korn, Shane Morris, Brandon Peters, I mean, they all bring something. And that's why we have training camp to find the best fit."

Never easy to take over for a quarterback that had a season as successful as Rudock, the good news for Michigan is the new signal caller won't have to do it alone.

Returning wide outs Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson, Jake Butt, and four of five starters along the offensive line, help will be available.

"I think everybody on the offense will have a better comfort level," Drevno said. "They've been with us, they know what to expect, the receivers, tight ends, running backs, quarterbacks and the offensive line, it makes it all nice. 

"You look at them, they understand your body language or they start to answer questions in the room. It's pretty neat."

As far as the type of system and offensive approach the Wolverines plan to employ this season, Drevno leaves several possibilities on the table.

"We'll figure that out," he said. "I'd say we'll be multidimensional and we'll do what it takes to win the game. That's what we want to do. If we have to throw it, we'll throw it, if we have to run it we'll run it and if we have to mix it, we'll mix it. 

"Ultimately we are a two back, physical football team, down hill but we're multidimensional and that means we could get in some empty, we could get into a full house backfield to be able to do that."


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