The Michigan Wolverines lost against Iowa, and may have lost their starting quarterback as well. Wilton Speight injured his left shoulder in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
"It's going to depend on how he feels," Jim Harbaugh said today. "It could be a game-time decision. We will know based on what the doctors say and how Wilton's feeling."
Harbaugh said he wouldn’t get into specifics about the injury, but did say that John O’Korn and Shane Morris would see increased reps this week. “John, Shane, I would anticipate today, the next couple days, they'd get the majority of the reps... and that'd be good for them."
If Speight is to miss the game it would likely be O’Korn at the helm for the Wolverines. O'Korn is 13 of 18 for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. While it’s never good to lose a starting quarterback, O’Korn may slide in there and the offense won’t skip a beat. Speight said that the quarterback competition in August was neck and neck, so don’t expect a big drop-off in the passing game if O’Korn is called upon.
All we can do is wait and see if Speight’s shoulder feels better by Saturday, but if it isn’t 100%, if there’s still issues, Harbaugh will go with O’Korn.
The last time Harbaugh had a starting quarterback sit out for the next game, his name was Alex Smith, then Colin Kaepernick took the job and lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. I’m not saying this will be of the same inkling, but felt it was worth noting.