Jim Harbaugh praises QB Joe Milton for offseason improvement: 'He attacks each day'
Michigan quarterback Joe Milton is about to step onto the big stage, and coach Jim Harbaugh thinks he’s ready.
“Joe’s a guy who, he attacks every day,” Harbaugh said on “Inside the Huddle” with local sportscaster Brad Galli. “He wants to be better today than he was yesterday. He wants to be better tomorrow than he was today.”
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As talented as Milton is, the Wolverines wanted him to get better in certain areas, and Harbaugh said he’s noticed significant improvement as a result.
“I think one of the biggest things that impressed me about Joe’s offseason was that he really took to heart working on touch throws,” Harbaugh said. “Not everything is a blue-darter. He worked a lot with the coaches, worked a lot with receivers and tight ends and backs.”
Milton has been on campus for a couple years, but has seen very limited action. He’s completed 6-of-11 passes for 117 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in this collegiate career. It’s an extremely small sample, but shrinking his interception rate will be vital for Michigan’s success in 2020.
“Joe is ready to play a game. Very talented guy,” Harbaugh added. “I’m very excited to watch him compete.”
Milton will get the chance to show off his improvements on Saturday night against Minnesota. That game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.