Jim Harbaugh offers update on injured Wolverines Jon Runyan Jr., Donovan Peoples-Jones
Fresh off a season-opening win over the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, it appears more good news could be on the horizon for the Michigan Wolverines.
During his weekly press conference in Ann Arbor, head coach Jim Harbaugh offered an update on a couple of players who missed the first game.
Jim Harbaugh says Jon Runyan and Donovan Peoples-Jones have a chance to play Saturday.
— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) September 2, 2019
Projected to be the starter at left tackle, Runyan suited up for pregame warm-ups but did not play vs. MTSU. Redshirt freshman Ryan Hayes started in his place and did an admirable job, picking up Offensive Player of the Game honors from Harbaugh.
Hayes’ strong debut could give him a chance to see continued playing time at right tackle once Runyan returns.
Seen with his right foot in a walking boot, junior wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones also missed the opener. A weapon on both offense and special teams, Peoples-Jones caught 47 passes for 612 yards (13 AVG) and eight touchdowns in 2018.
Even without these two starters, the Michigan offense racked up 453 yards in Josh Gattis’ play-calling debut. Looking to keep rolling, the Wolverines host Army at 12:00PM ET on Saturday.