Brandon Peters will be the No. 1 quarterback on Michigan’s depth chart heading into Michigan’s bowl preparations, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
On Sunday night during the Outback Bowl teleconference, Harbaugh was asked about the quarterback situation heading into the postseason. The Wolverines have been hampered by injuries at the position, and it was uncertain who would be practicing with the first-team to start bowl practice.
Despite an injury that kept him sidelined for the Ohio State game, Harbaugh said that Peters will get the first-team reps. He jumps back ahead of John O’Korn, who was under center for the Wolverines in the season finale against Ohio State.
Harbaugh: "We'll start practice with Brandon as the No. 1 quarterback"
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Peters has started in three games for Michigan this season, but was injured in the second-to-last week of the year against Wisconsin. That injury kept him out against Ohio State. That pushed O’Korn back into the spotlight for The Game.
In those three starts, Michigan was 2-1 and the offense was performing as well as it had all season.
Peters has played in five games, completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 486 yards and four touchdowns. He also has yet to throw an interception this season.