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.
Harbaugh met today with beat writers. On Norfleet: "it's our desire he remain at Michigan." said there's a "plan" in place to get his degree— angelique (@chengelis) July 28, 2015
Dennis Norfleet has been granted a release to talk to other schools, but "there is a plan in place" for him to return to Michigan.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 28, 2015
Harbaugh: a plan in place for Dennis Norfleet to stay at U-M. But Norfleet was released to any school.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 28, 2015
So are there more transfers coming? It does not appear like it.
Harbaugh says he's not aware of any additional attrition— angelique (@chengelis) July 28, 2015
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.
Harbaugh said he's had a very limited time to work with QBs this summer. Said both Morris and Rudock have impressed him.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 28, 2015
Harbaugh said he's dealt with Rudock and the other QBs in the small group summer interactions allowed by NCAA— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 28, 2015
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.
Harbaugh also indicated that there will be only a home and road jersey, not an alternate version.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 28, 2015
Harbaugh says no more legends jerseys.— angelique (@chengelis) July 28, 2015
How about the return of the helmet sticker? That is a possibility, but nothing is set in stone at this point it appears.
Harbaugh says they have discussed adding helmet stickers for players but it's not defined.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 28, 2015
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.
Harbaugh on Drake Johnson potentially being back by camp..said things are "going really well"— angelique (@chengelis) July 28, 2015
Harbaugh said he expects Drake Harris to be healthy for camp and Drake Johnson is now working himself back— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 28, 2015
Jim Harbaugh has a football dream every summer
Best Harbaughism of the morning: He has a dream every summer that lets him know football season is approaching.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 28, 2015
He's always the QB in the dream and wakes up as he's taking the field for a final drive. He had the dream recently.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 28, 2015
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.