True freshman quarterback Brandon Peters was hand selected by head coach Jim Harbaugh to be the signal caller for the Michigan offense.
However, the Peters era in Ann Arbor will have to wait a little while longer.
With the emergence of Wilton Speight this season, it's clear that he has the position locked down for the foreseeable future. Despite being the clear starter into the future, it doesn't mean that Speight cannot be challenged. Besides, we all know there's always fierce competition when it involves a Harbaugh. No one should ever get too comfortable as there is always someone behind you hungry to take your spot on the depth chart.
"I think John [O'Korn] is coming back and he pushes me every day to be better and Brandon will too this offseason," Speight said. "I want to be the best I can be but I also want our quarterback room to be the best quarterback room in the country. That's something coach Fisch preaches to us all the time, too. When I leave, whenever that is, they want the next guy up to be better than I was."
It's clear that Peters isn't quite ready for the spotlight just yet but should be able to make noise once Speight leaves the program for greener pastures. For now, Peters still needs some more seasoning in order to become a better quarterback. A positive trait for any good quarterback is the ability to be vocal in the huddle, something that Speight says Peters has been working on since his arrival on campus.
"His big thing at the beginning of the year was being vocal," Speight said. "He's more of a laidback and quiet guy, that was probably his biggest challenge is being able to grab the guys by the huddle and say 'this is what we're going to do.' He's gotten better at that but also in this Christmas camp he's gotten reps with our offense and not running the scout team cards. Running the scout team cards is so tough so he's had a chance to improve and that's what he's done."null