Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch views Saturday's matchup at Michigan State as a nice opportunity for Wilton Speight.

Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch views Saturday's matchup at Michigan State as a nice opportunity for Wilton Speight.

For a 7-0 Michigan team, very little remains uncertain heading into the final five games of the regular season.

The defense is ranked No. 1 in the nation in essentially every important category. The offense has been efficient with a stable of running backs and an offensive line growing as the year has gone on.

If perhaps someone would like to nitpick, one potential question mark could be how Wilton Speight will handle road tests in three of the next five weeks, beginning with this Saturday at Michigan State.

"It's an opportunity for him to grow as a quarterback and continue this evolution that he started," Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch said this week. "He started taking steps forward at home and then he had an opportunity to get into a game last year we know but then had the opportunity to start at Rutgers. 

"We corrected some things off that and now he's got a chance to go up to East Lansing and start and that'll be a good one for him as well but we try to stay grounded and take the next opponent."

Speight has been almost entirely mistake free in leading Michigan to an undefeated mark more than halfway through the season, tossing 13 touchdowns against just two interceptions.

No matter the setting or situation, Fisch hopes Speight can continue that success even if it's not in the friendly confines of Ann Arbor.

"He's probably had 180 pass attempts in seven games that he's played," Fisch said. "In each one of those pass attempts i hope he's learned something. Then I hope that'll now lead to when he gets to this next game he can pull from those pass attempts instead of creating issues that may or may not exist. 

"Oh I'm on the road or now I'm somewhere in a different environment. You just have to kind of pull from your experiences, he's had a decent amount of experience and we'll see how he does."


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