The Wolverines could very well have a new man behind center this fall.
Michigan’s 2016 starting quarterback, Wilton Speight, is expected by many to be the man under center for the Wolverines this fall.
There’s a chance he won’t be, though. How much of a chance is there? Maybe more than you think.
Brandon Peters, a four-star pro-style QB, has a serious chance of winning the job according to many. That includes head coach Jim Harbaugh, who said at Big Ten Media Days that it’s a three-way competition between Speight, Peters and John O’Korn.
The skill set is there for Peters, but he might need to take more of a charge in the leadership category to eventually win the job.
From the Detroit Free-Press:
Harbaugh wants him to be more vocal.
“He’s got a personality that’s very quiet,” Harbaugh said. “I say, ‘Take charge, be loud – it’s really easy. Huuuuuuh! Be loud. Blue-80, blue-80!’ That’s the easiest thing about being a quarterback to me. Just be louder, Brandon, please.”
It’s Speight’s job to lose. He has certainly proved he can play at a high level. But I wouldn’t be shocked if Peters won it over the next few weeks.
Peters was ranked the No. 6 pro-style QB in the country coming out of high school in 2016.
Michigan opens its season on Sept. 2 against Florida.