The Michigan Wolverines didn’t have the ideal 2020 campaign. In fact, it was nothing short of a disaster. A 2-4 record compounded with extra scrutiny surrounding the security of head coach Jim Harbaugh‘s job meant Michigan is heading for an uncertain offseason.
However, former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer plan on keeping their eyes on the Wolverines next year.
In fact, with the quarterback competition between Joe Milton and Cade McNamara as well as their incoming recruits, Quinn and Meyer believe Michigan could soon be a factor in the Big Ten.
“I’m curious to see what happens with Harbaugh over the course of this offseason and next season,” Quinn said on Big Noon Kickoff. “But also because I think we tend to forget, this was somewhat of a young team. They had a bunch of new people coming in with McNamara and Joe Milton at the quarterback spot. They had a good recruiting class with JJ McCarthy as an incoming five-star recruit at the quarterback spot. Very well could be their quarterback of the future, he helped keep together that recruiting class this past week. Michigan is extremely intriguing because of all of those things. I do think they’ve got some talent and some guys coming back. I think they could be in the mix next year in the Big Ten.”
Meyer built on Quinn’s comments, though coyly refused to say the word “Michigan”.
“I agree with Brady. The team up North, there are so many moving parts,” he said. “I can’t remember anything like this where the contract of the head coach is up in one year. I know there’s some (contract) conversations. What do you do on defense? A well-respected defense isn’t playing very well, and it hasn’t. And then the quarterback position. At some point, you’ve got to say ‘this is our quarterback.’ Develop him and let the guy go play. That has not happened there, so I agree. This is the year to really watch them.”
Are you in agreement with what these two figures from historic rivals of Michigan had to say?
– – Quotes via Sam Marsdale of The Michigan Insider Link – –