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Paul Finebaum Doesn't Think Michigan Loses Much With Wilton Speight Injury

Paul Finebaum speaks on his show on ESPN.

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Michigan might have lost its starting quarterback for the season.

Wilton Speight, the Wolverines' starting quarterback, is reportedly out for the season with a broken collarbone. Jim Harbaugh has since denied the report, but did admit that the QB is hurt and will be out for a couple of days "at least."

Typically, losing a starting quarterback is reason for panic.

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum says Michigan fans shouldn't be doing that, though.

"Keep your eye on the selection committee and how they weigh injuries," Finebaum said during Monday's College Football Live. "They’re watching this like we are right now. It’s also worth remembering Ohio State did pretty well a few years ago with a third-string quarterback.”

Michigan is expected to start John O'Korn at quarterback if Speight is out. O'Korn, a senior transfer from Houston, was a heavy competitor for the starting job in the preseason, and should be able to step in and fill Speight's role.