Michigan has seen Cade McNamara, final season’s starter, and J.J. McCarthy locked in a quarterback battle all offseason. On Saturday, Jim Harbaugh introduced that the battle has been settled, sort of.
In an announcement, Harbaugh mentioned McNamara will begin the primary recreation of the season towards Colorado State and McCarthy will begin the second recreation of the season towards Hawai’i, and a choice on the everlasting starter will probably be made after week two.
“Each quarterbacks have performed nice, accomplished every thing they might have, and in each means, to win the beginning job,” Harbaugh mentioned in an announcement. “Popping out of camp, I simply really feel like we’ve got two quarterbacks, Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy, that we really feel very assured that we are able to win a championship with both of these two behind heart.”
McNamara helped lead Michigan to its first Huge Ten championship underneath Harbaugh in 2021, and its first look within the School Soccer Playoff. He threw for two,576 yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2021, when Michigan went 12-2.
McCarthy was sprinkled into the offense in sure conditions all through 2021, throwing 59 occasions for 516 yards, 5 touchdowns and a couple of interceptions. McCarthy additionally had 124 rush yards and two touchdowns on the bottom whereas showing in 11 video games his freshman season.
The Wolverines are coming into the season with a brand new offensive coordinator after Josh Gattis left for a similar place at Miami. The place was crammed by Matt Weiss, who was beforehand the quarterbacks coach, and Sherrone Moore, as co-coordinators.
The quarterback battle continues to be unsettled, however for Michigan and Harbaugh, the plan is to let it play out on the sphere.