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Tweetcap: Harbaugh Speaks To Media Prior To Big Ten Media Days

Jim Harbaugh had some interesting things to say about the quarterback battle, Dennis Norfleet's status and more this morning.

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Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to reporters on Tuesday morning and was asked about a number of topics, including an interesting quote about Jabrill Peppers' role on the team.

Here are some other notable topics he hit on:

On Dennis Norfleet's status

Wide receiver/return specialist Dennis Norfleet's place on the Michigan roster has been up in the air in the last few months due to an academic issue. It was initially reported as a dismissal from the program, then it was a suspension. Harbaugh addressed his situation this morning.

So are there more transfers coming? It does not appear like it.

The Quarterback Battle

Many expect the starting quarterback competition this fall to be between Shane Morris and Jake Rudock. Harbaugh spoke on the two signal-callers during the media scrum.

Alex Malzone, Wilton Speight and Zach Gentry could factor in, but it looks like Morris and Rudock are the guys for now.

Maize and Blue fashion update

With still a year left with Adidas, some have wondered if there will be an alternate jersey this year, in addition to in future years with Nike starting in 2016. At least for now, it looks like they will stick with traditional home and away jerseys with no more legacy numbers.

How about the return of the helmet sticker? That is a possibility, but nothing is set in stone at this point it appears.

Health of the two Drakes

Running back Drake Johnson and wide receiver Drake Harris have been dealing with injuries, but it looks like things are progressing positively on both fronts.

Jim Harbaugh has a football dream every summer

With Big Ten Media Days kicking off later this week, it will be interesting to see what other comments come out of the session with fall camp quickly approaching.