With all the kicking concerns in Ann Arbor, freshman Quinn Nordin will not be in the mix.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Nordin, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete from Rockford, is injured and “working through something.”
Michigan starting kicker Kenny Allen missed two field goals in the first half, one from 31 yards and the other from 43 yards. Ryan Trice, a walk-on, missed a 40-yard attempt in the third quarter.
“We’ll have a little kicking competition this week, and it’ll be an opportunity for Ryan Tice,” Harbaugh said. “See if we can’t make them next time.”
Allen missed two field goals against Wisconsin, but also missed two-of-three field goals in Michigan’s win over Colorado.
“I never thought it was ideal to have Kenny do the punting, kickoffs and the field goals,” Harbaugh said. “It’s a lot, it’s probably too much. This will be an opportunity for Ryan Tice to step up this week and carry that duty.”
The field goal battle will be between Allen and Tice. At this point, it does not seem like Nordin will return soon and a redshirt could be possible.