Catching up with the Michigan Wolverines a week from opener vs. Florida – SECcountry.com
A week from now, all questions will be answered — for the time being, at least.
No. 17 Florida will have some semblance of a quarterback depth chart as it takes the field in Arlington, Texas, for its Sept. 2 season opener with No. 11 Michigan.
And the Wolverines should have a roster by then.
In the meantime, get to know Florida’s first opponent through the stories the have emerged this preseason out of Ann Arbor, Mich.
The other QB competition
Michigan also has not announced a starting quarterback yet, but there seems to be a little more clarity for the Wolverines.
Wilton Speight was the team’s starting quarterback last season, and despite a lackluster finish to 2016, he looks to again be the guy behind center as junior.
He completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,538 yards, 18 touchdowns and 7 interceptions last season.
Speight has been pushed by redshirt senior John O’Korn, but the reports coming out of Ann Arbor indicate he’ll hold on to the job.
The Detroit Free Press wrote that “Speight’s been the safest bet throughout this process and is still the popular pick to win this job.”
Rashan Gary hype
Michigan returns only one true starter on defense — that being linebacker Mike McCray — but they also bring back a player many expect to be one of the best in the country.
Sophomore defensive end Rashan Gary, who was the top-ranked recruit nationally in the Class of 2016, has been generating incredible hype this summer.
Stuck behind a star-studded defensive line last year, Gary is now in the spotlight and ready to deliver on his considerable potential. How good could he be?
According to the Detroit News, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown said this of Gary: “Best I’ve ever seen combining speed, strength, change of direction