On a side note, Alex's Dad was not a big fan of visiting Michigan. He felt his son is in the best position at Alabama and was skeptical of other schools before he arrived in Ann Arbor this weekend. It seems Mr. Leatherwood also came away impressed with the visit and even bought a bunch of Michigan gear to wear. They both stayed through the weekend and flew back home on Monday.
- As expected, Grant Newsome is done for the year. Bushell-Beatty will continue to get a shot at left tackle and Cole could also move there from center.
- Quinn Nordin is getting healthy and could enter the kicking competition this week at practice if he is 100%.
Now to my Crazy Idea:
I have liked how Wilton Speight has played in the first 5 games this season. He has only thrown 2 picks and had one fumble. One of the most important things a young QB can do is to protect the ball. Manage the game and don't lose it. At times he has won games with his arm, other times he has let the running game do its thing. He is 5-0 and that is best record he can have.
Michigan is playing Rutgers this week, has a bye week, and then plays Illinois at home. I think we know what type of QB Wilton is and yes, he hopefully will continue to improve as well. I would like to see John' O'Korn get a ton of snaps and maybe even start one of the games against Rutgers or Illinois. John can also give this offense a bit of a spark with his scrambling and running ability.
John only got a few snaps the first few weeks of the season. I think he needs more experience in the Michigan offense. I also would like to see if we have a Alex Smith- Colin Kaepernick situation here (not the National Anthem issue). Again, this is not a knock on Wilton, I think he has done a nice job managing the offense. I would just like to see what we have in John O'Korn. Michigan is going to need great QB play to beat OSU at the end of year, I think we need to see if John is that QB.
Will it ever happen? I doubt it. Jimmy likes to play one guy and unless Wilton gets hurt I don't think we will see much of O'Korn unless its in mop up duty.