Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday for the first time since heading into the depths of the ocean in his submarine last week.
If anyone was expecting a starting quarterback to be named, you'd be sorely mistaken.
However, if anything could be gleaned from Harbaugh's brief appearance in Schembechler Hall, it would be that the competition for the starting quarterback is ahead of where it was heading into camp last season. Which means a lot, as we all know Harbaugh does not like to compare things, ever.
He made that abundantly clear.
"Right now, and I hate to compare, we're playing better at that position than we were eight, nine days into camp last year," Harbaugh said. "The quarterback play has been really good right from the first day. I've been very pleased with that. They're completing balls, they're running the team and they know what they're doing. They're competing at a good, high level so it's been good."
It's not very often you find a candid Harbaugh, especially when it comes to comparing things. But he also expanded on his thoughts between this year and last year even more. In fact, he believes that the way the quarterbacks are performing early in camp could be even better than any he has been around as a coach.
"I'm trying to think of some camps, I said it to myself, this group of quarterbacks is playing really well," Harbaugh said. "Better than most camps that I've seen from the start from the quarterbacks. Sometimes they struggle with their accuracy and struggle with different things they're communicating or fumbled snaps on the ground, we haven't been seeing that."
Competition is always good and keeping an eye on the starting quarterback situation will be worth keep an eye on in the future.