The Michigan Wolverines have been on a tear this season. At one point, they scored more than 30 points in their first four games and they looked to finally be the team we all expected them to be when Jim Harbaugh decided to take the job took the job to return to Ann Arbor as their new head coach last year. We always hear about Jabril Peppers and how solid of a football player he is and we can’t forget the three-headed receiving monster of Darboh, Chesson and tight end, Jake Butt. This team ultimately goes as far as Wilton Speight takes them and today, the news was released that he will be sidelined for possibly the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder in their upset loss to Iowa on Saturday night.
I’ve been impressed with Wilton Speight this year. He’s your prototypical pocket passer. At 6’6, he clearly has the height to look over the offensive line and look down the field and he’s not known to be a mobile quarterback, but he can make a throw on the run and use the bootleg to his advantage. He has the arm strength to fire the ball short and can go beyond and when things open up, he loves taking shots down the field and hitting Chesson and Darboh on a deep route. He’s also good when it comes to spreading the ball around to his receivers, if you’re open, you’re getting the football so be ready.
This is a big loss for them moving forward and it could put a damper on their chances of getting to the National Title game. They’ll turn to John O’Korn who was originally supposed to be the starting quarterback but Harbaugh decided to turn to Speight instead and it’s worked. We’ll see what happens from here on out.