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Michigan Quarterback Battle Expert Picks

Written by on August 16, 2016

While football ‘experts’ everywhere are picking the Michigan Wolverines to reach the four-team College Football Playoff at the very least in 2016, head coach Jim Harbaugh needs to identify his new starting quarterback for the upcoming campaign. Thanks to Michigan’s quarterback controversy, you can cash in big on the Wolverine’s value-packed quarterback battle betting odds.

Here’s a Closer Look At The  Michigan Wolverines Quarterback Battle Expert Picks


John O’Korn -325

O’Korn is the Houston transfer that once looked like a star in the making back in 2013, when he threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns as a freshman for the Cougars. Now, O’Korn is battling for the starting job with the Wolverines, but he hasn’t been able to separate himself from the others. John O’Korn has enough arm strength to stretch the field as well or better than any of the others and he has the edge in experience, but if the season started today, he might not be the starter.

Wilton Speight +250

Speight is prototypical modern quarterback, standing 6-6 and weighing 239 pounds. Better yet, Speight has just enough running ability to extend plays and clearly has command and poise under pressure.

Shane Morris +2500

Morris was once a superstar recruit for former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, but he’s known best for being knocked smacked senseless in a game against Minnesota a few years ago and is likely to see time at wide receiver in 2016 because of the logjam at quarterback.

Expert Analysis and Prediction

John O’Korn may be the favorite to win the starting job, but I’m going with Wilton Speight to win the starting spot, mostly because you can’t play quarterback for Jim Harbaugh if you can’t show constant poise. Right now, the only Michigan quarterback that can be trusted not to commit any foolish turnovers is Speight. At +250, he’s offering a great return if he wins.

My Pick: Wilton Speight