Michigan offensive coordiantor Tim Drevno believes one thing and one thing alone contributes to Wilton Speight's ball security.

Michigan offensive coordiantor Tim Drevno believes one thing and one thing alone contributes to Wilton Speight's ball security.

In eight games, redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight has been about as good as Michigan could expect.

Sitting with an unblemished record in the first eight starts of his career, Speight has just three interceptions compared to 13 touchdowns, completely just shy of 63-percent of his passes.

To offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, protecting the football comes down to one thing for Speight.

"I think he just trusts his instincts," Drevno said. "He's a football player and when there's no play to be made he can make a play and that's one characteristic that we look for out of a quarterback here at Michigan."

Everything was going oh so smoothly for Speight and the Wolverines in Saturday's 32-23 win over Michigan State until the beginning of the second half.

Up 27-10 and with the football to start the third quarter, Speight made a critical error throwing an interception to Darian Hicks, giving Michigan State life.

"That's one thing, you can lose ball games by turning the ball over," Drevno said. "We always talk about and preach taking care of the football. Wilton is doing an unbelievable job, progressing every week. 

"He's throwing a nice intermediate ball last week and throws a beautiful deep ball and just continues getting better every week. Really pleased with his progress."


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