Michigan QB Joe Milton, offensive line impress Urban Meyer in win over Minnesota
While Michigan quarterback Joe Milton didn’t post career-type numbers in his 2020 season debut, he did garner some attention from some big names.
The Wolverines made a statement with a 49-24 thrashing of Minnesota on the road, and entering the game there were plenty of questions with respect to Milton’s ability to step up and take control, and those were answered quickly.
Milton finished the game completing 15-of-22 passing with 225 yards, along with adding 52 yards to the Wolverines ground attack. He was solid taking care of the football having just seven incompletions on the night.
His play caught the attention of FOX Big Noon Kickoff analyst Urban Meyer, who went on to praise Milton along with Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.
“I went back and re-watched it and I thought (Josh) Gattis did a heck of a job,” Meyer said. “That is a legitimate spread offense and he has options. (Milton) wasn’t really an aggressive runner, but a really good runner. I think he is just going to get better. He is a giant athlete now.”
“The use of RPO, release, and the screens are outstanding,” Meyer said. “You have to have a quick release to operate that way. You got to be able to think really quickly too and he did both.”
Michigan didn’t have much trouble against Minnesota in Week 1. Now, it sets its eyes on in-state rival Michigan State for the battle of the Paul Bunyan Trophy.