Reports: Michigan QB Shane Morris plans to pursue a graduate transfer request
At one time, Shane Morris was in the battle to be Michigan’s starting quarterback. Now, the redshirt junior is seeking a new home for his final season, according to reports.
Morris has played in 17 games with the Wolverines but has never played in more than six games in a single season. He has two starts in his career, one in 2013 and another in 2014. He made an appearance in six games in 2016 but threw just five passes.
According to a source, Michigan QB Shane Morris will pursue a grad transfer https://t.co/xEHoqflXLc
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) December 6, 2016
On his career, Morris as completed 47-of-92 passes for 434 yards and has thrown five interceptions. He’s not thrown a touchdown pass at the college level.
Morris appeared to be the next in line under center in 2015, but when Jim Harbaugh arrived he landed Iowa transfer Jake Rudock, who won the starting job for the season in Ann Arbor. This year, he was behind Wilton Speight and John O’Korn on the depth chart.
The transfer would make sense, as Morris would likely only see the field in lopsided affairs again in 2017.