Michigan's Amara Darboh says Wilton Speight has been throwing in practice
The status of Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight has been a bit of a whirlwind the past week.
Initially there were reports that the up-and-coming sophomore had suffered an undisclosed injury and would be questionable on a week-to-week basis. Soon after, folks were reporting that Speight had broken his collarbone and would miss the remainder of the season, though that notion was met with some resistance.
Last week against Indiana, Speight was listed as out and backup John O’Korn got the start, leading the Wolverines to a 20-10 victory over the Hoosiers. But still, nobody has been satisfied with the status of Speight’s health.
So it’s safe to say that, outside of Michigan’s locker room, nobody really knows the severity of Speight’s injury, whatever it might be.
Wide receiver Amara Darboh may have offered some insight on Tuesday, saying that the sophomore has been throwing this week in practice:
Senior WR Amara Darboh confirms that QB Wilton Speight has been practicing.
— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) November 22, 2016
Michigan’s offense struggle mightily in the first half against Indiana, mustering just three points in the first two quarters. The Wolverines need a 17-point third quarter to avoid an upset for the second straight week.
Speight’s participation is a good sign, though it’s still vague as to how involved the quarterback has been in practice.
Michigan’s offense would certainly flow better with Speight, as the Wolverines play Ohio State on Saturday with a trip to the B1G Championship Game on the line.
For the year, Speight has completed 160-of-257 passes for 2,156 yards, 15 TDs and just 4 INTs. The Wolverines are 9-1 when he’s been the starter.
His status is definitely worth keeping an eye on, as it would greatly improve Michigan’s chances of escaping Columbus with a win on Saturday.