Michigan’s coach Jim Harbaugh replaced starter Joe Milton with Cade McNamara late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game with Rutgers, with the Wolverines trailing 17-0.

McNamara finished the game, helping to lead the Wolverines to a 48-42 comeback victory in triple overtime.

On Tuesday, teammate cornerback Vincent Gray reportedly miss-understood a question about Penn State’s quarterback situation and said he expects McNamara to start for the Wolverines this weekend.

“From the looks of it, I think Cade is going to be starting at quarterback for us this Saturday,” Gray said on a Zoom call with reporters on Tuesday. “Either way, they’re both very talented, and they both do a good job. Either way, I feel like we’ll be fine, to be honest. But I think Cade, he’s got the wheels turning for the offense right now, and I think they’re going to let him keep going.”


As of Monday, Harbaugh hadn’t indicated whether McNamara or Milton will start when Michigan hosts a winless Penn State team on Saturday.

Michigan and Penn State will kick off at 12;00PM ET on Saturday, Nov. 28 in Ann Arbor.