Jim Harbaugh refutes report that QB Wilton Speight is out for season

Harbaugh calls reports 'incorrect'


Michigan football's head coach Jim Harbaugh refuted reports Monday that starting quarterback Wilton Speight is out for the rest of the season because of an injury suffered during the loss to Iowa.

"The report you're referring to that he's out for the season, I have not heard that from the doctors," Harbaugh said on his radio show. "So that's incorrect."

MGoBlog.com reported Monday afternoon that the redshirt sophomore would miss the remainder of the regular season because of a broken collarbone. At his Monday press conference, Harbaugh said Speight would be a "game-time decision" for Saturday's game against Indiana.

It was announced later in the afternoon that Speight would not play Saturday, but according to Harbaugh, Speight has not been ruled out for the regular-season finale against Ohio State.

"(I) have not heard (Speight is) out for the season," Harbaugh told Jon Jansen. "That would be incorrect."

If Speight does miss time, his replacement will likely be redshirt junior John O'Korn, who transferred to Michigan from Houston.

O'Korn has completed 13 of 18 passes for two touchdowns in limited action this season. He spent a season and a half as Houston's starting quarterback -- throwing for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns as a freshman before losing his job as a sophomore.

O'Korn lost the offseason quarterback competition to Speight, despite adding another dimension to the offense with his scrambling and ability to extend plays.