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Jim Harbaugh Says Michigan Could Play Multiple Quarterbacks

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh patting quarterback Shea Patterson on the head.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan has largely utilized a pro-style offense with a quarterback under center. However, that hasn't always played into the strengths of starting quarterback Shea Patterson.

But in an effort to integrate the offense being installed by offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, a big change could be coming.

According to The Michigan Insider, Harbaugh was recently asked if he would consider playing Patterson and sophomore Dylan McCaffrey together in every game. Harbaugh responded by not ruling out the option.

He explained that Patterson and McCaffrey, along with redshirt freshman Joe Milton have all been playing well. As a result, he couldn't rule out letting any of them play.

"Still deciding. All options remain open... They both are playing extremely well. Shea has had as a strong, I’d say five great practices strung together consistently, and I’d say Dylan has as well, playing extremely well. Joe Milton is getting a lot of reps, and you can see all that he has in his toolbox. So those three have been doing a great job."

Patterson is heading into his senior season after having a career-year as a junior. Last year he threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns while completing 64.6-percent of his passes.

Meanwhile, McCaffrey and Milton have both appeared in spot duty for the Wolverines.

Michigan's biggest strength last year was the defense. But if Harbaugh can get the quarterback position up to speed, whether it is just Patterson or a combination of the Wolverines' options there, they could be a serious power in college football this fall.

[The Michigan Insider]