QB situation kept quiet by Jim Harbaugh as Michigan prepares for Penn State
Cade McNamara was the reason Michigan defeated Rutgers on Saturday. The backup quarterback came in facing a 17-0 deficit over the weekend, and led the Wolverines to a comeback victory over the Scarlet Knights, though it took three overtimes to reach the conclusion.
McNamara completed 27-of-36 pass attempts for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for an additional score in a 48-42 thriller. He was subbed in during the second quarter after Joe Milton got off to a mistake-filled start in Piscataway.
Now, many believe it’s time for Jim Harbaugh to make a change under center. But the head coach isn’t going to be revealing any secrets before Saturday’s game against Penn State.
Asked about the QB situation on Monday during his weekly press conference, Harbaugh said that no announcements will be made about the position.
Harbaugh: We're not going to make any dramatic announcements, per usual [regarding the quarterback competition].
— TheWolverine.com (@TheWolverineMag) November 23, 2020
This isn’t really anything new for Michigan. Harbaugh typically keeps injury news and position changes close to the vest and doesn’t reveal much to the media.
But considering McNamara’s performance Saturday and Milton’s struggles since the Week 1 victory over Minnesota, it seems likely that there will be a change under center this week. We’ll have to wait until Saturday to see what the decision is from Harbaugh.