Ahead of Iowa’s matchup with Michigan this weekend, Hawekyes’ head coach Kirk Ferentz discussed the Wolverines’ quarterbacks JJ McCarthy and Cade McNamara and how much they change this year’s Michigan squad.

Last year, Michigan dominated Iowa with McNamara at quarterback, and Ferentz believes McCarthy makes this year’s team a different animal.

“You might argue they’re better,” Ferentz said, according to 247 Sports. “I don’t know. They’re both really good players. I don’t want to call it a dilemma. It’s been a discussion point, at least it sounds like, up in Ann Arbor and maybe points beyond that.”

With both weapons available, Ferentz has a tricky situation he’s going up against, and either quarterback would be tough to face.

“From where I’m standing, it looks like it’s tough to go wrong either way, and maybe that’s the situation they’re facing,” Ferentz said.

Regardless, Ferentz will likely spend the next few days scheming for both quarterbacks. The Hawkeyes take on the Wolverines Saturday at 12 p.m. They are coming off a win against Rutgers, and Michigan is off to a 4-0 start, though it struggled against Maryland last week.

“I’m not sure who we’re going to see, but they’re both really good football players,” Ferentz said.