Snap counts, PFF grades: Michigan’s OL shows improvement
Michigan’s football team earned one of its most lopsided victories during the Jim Harbaugh era on Saturday, blanking UConn 59-0 in Ann Arbor. When it comes to grading, PFF evaluates every player on every play in multiple facets of the game, such as passing, rushing, receiving, pass blocking, run defense, etc. With that said, here are Michigan’s snap counts and key takeaways from PFF’s grades from Saturday’s shutout win. However, for a second straight game, the Wolverines were docked for their pass rush, which earned a season-low mark of 53.6. Nevertheless, he was efficient and still helped Michigan move the ball, finishing 15 of 18 passing for 214 yards.mlive.com
Michigan’s QB battle is over. Let the J.J. McCarthy era begin.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh saw everything that he needed in the first two games of Michigan’s season. While the Wolverines won both in convincing fashion, it was the elevated play of quarterback J.J. McCarthy that really shined through. After Saturday’s 56-10 win over Hawaii, Harbaugh named McCarthy the permanent starter moving forward, ending a month-long competition in which he beat out incumbent Cade McNamara. The game, which was also lopsided in the final result, saw McCarthy come into the game and spark a touchdown run. “Really from there, it’s been really straight up for him,” Harbaugh said.mlive.com
Live updates: Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy makes first career start vs. Hawaii
Michigan sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy is set to make his first career college start on Saturday against Hawaii. Continue to refresh this page as MLive will be providing live updates throughout the game. All eyes will be on McCarthy, who will look to cement himself as the No. The Wolverines are now up to a consensus 52-point betting favorite, so another blowout is expected Saturday night. PREGAME READING: - Michigan vs. Hawaii score predictions from MLive’s beat writers- Michigan QB battle roundtable: Assessing Cade McNamara vs. JJ McCarthy- Hawaii has a QB battle, like Michigan, but for all the wrong reasons- Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy ready to let it rip in first start- Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh supports CFP expansion, hopes players earn share of revenuemlive.com
How to watch Michigan vs. Hawaii: Live stream, TV channel, kickoff time
Hawaii is searching for answers following an 0-2 start. The programs, both led by alums who played quarterback, will meet on Saturday under the lights. Watch the Michigan Wolverines on DirecTV StreamSpeaking of quarterbacks, sophomore J.J. McCarthy will make his first career start for Michigan. Hawaii hopes whoever is throwing the ball is connecting with his teammates and not the opposition. HOW TO LISTENLive stream: Learfield Michigan Sports Network (Doug Karsch, Jon Jansen, Jason Avant)Affiliates: WJR-AM 950 (Detroit), WTKA-AM 1050 (Ann Arbor)Satellite: SiriusXM Ch.mlive.com
What they’re saying nationally about Michigan’s QB plan
Michigan’s quarterback competition was the top storyline heading into the 2022 season, and it only is getting more interesting after one game. Meanwhile, sophomore J.J. McCarthy, a former five-star recruit displayed his dual-threat ability in his limited snaps in relief. Now, McCarthy is slated to make his first career start Saturday against Hawaii -- a plan head coach Jim Harbaugh laid out before the season. 8 Michigan’s a romp over Colorado State, but J.J. McCarthy still made an impact with a nifty 20-yard TD run. Intrigued to see how he performs with starter reps next week.”User Jacob Cox tweeted: “Cade McNamara won’t start another game this season as long as JJ McCarthy stays healthy.mlive.com
What’s being said nationally about Michigan QB Joe Milton entering transfer portal
Joe Milton became the sixth when he announced Thursday that he is transferring. I have bonds with my brothers that will last forever, I have decided to enter the transfer portal As a Grad transfer with three years of eligibility. Michigan QB Joe Milton enters transfer portal, creating more questions for Jim Harbaugh (Yahoo)2021 College football odds: Cade McNamara favored as starting QB over J.J. McCarthy following Joe Milton transfer (Sportsline)Joe Milton would be the 3rd QB to start at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh and later transfer, joining Wilton Speight and Brandon Peters. Ohio State has had 1 such QB transfer in the last 50 years (Austin Moherman in 1999). I don't think we've heard the last word from Joe Milton yet.mlive.com
Michigan football QB Joe Milton announces he will transfer
Michigan quarterback Joe Milton throws a pass during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football quarterback Joe Milton announced Thursday that he will transfer. pic.twitter.com/PeANE2vWmD — Joe milton #5 (@Qbjayy7) February 18, 2021Milton, an impending redshirt junior, began the 2020 season as Michigan’s starting quarterback. Even though he spent three years with the Wolverines, Milton will have three years of eligibility remaining. The 2020 season didn’t count against player eligibility, and Milton also had a redshirt season.
ESPN recruiting director intrigued by Michigan 5-star QB recruit J.J. McCarthy
And so hopefully, they’ve made the right choice this time and that he will upgrade the position.”RELATED: What to expect from Michigan football during early signing periodMilton, the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class, was Harbaugh’s first quarterback recruit to open a season as the starter during his six-year tenure in Ann Arbor. 6 pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class, started four games in 2017, while Cade McNamara, ranked No. IMG won all six games that the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder quarterback started this season by at least 31 points. MORE: Michigan football back practicing, with plans to play Iowa‘Negative recruiting’ won’t stop at Michigan until resolution on Harbaugh’s future, ESPN analyst saysWhy is 6th-place Michigan playing 2nd-place Iowa in Big Ten football’s final week?mlive.com
Michigan star QB commit JJ McCarthy holds recruiting class together despite losing streak
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football’s star quarterback commit, J.J. McCarthy, is holding the team’s talented recruiting class together despite an ugly three-game losing streak. "This great university demands excellence. We are all in this together.”By all accounts, McCarthy could be the stabilizing presence Michigan needs at the quarterback position. — J.J. McCarthy (@jjmccarthy09) November 15, 2020This great university demands excellence. — J.J. McCarthy (@jjmccarthy09) November 15, 2020There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Tavierre Dunlap’s 99-yard TD highlights latest performances from Michigan recruits
Michigan running back commit Tavierre Dunlap didn’t waste any time making his presence felt in Del Valle (Texas) High’s season-opener on Friday. 374 overall player and No. 16 overall player and No. 116 overall player in 2021 also helped Ravenwood pick up a first down on two fake punts. 433 overall player and No.mlive.com
J.J. McCarthy, IMG Academy down Junior Colson, Ravenwood 45-14 in battle of Michigan commits
Michigan five-star quarterback commit J.J. McCarthy is now 3-0 at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. JJ McCarthy gets this game started for IMG Academy connecting with Georgia commit @LovaseaC 🙌Live on ESPNU right now! Michigan commit Junior Colson (@JuniorColson) with the jump pass on a fake punt for a first!!! Overall this season, McCarthy, who led Nazareth Academy to three straight state final appearances, has passed for 688 yards and six touchdowns. RELATED: Michigan 5-star QB commit J.J. McCarthy throws for 5 TDs in stellar season debutGet Wolverine Confidential texts straight to your phone from our Michigan football writers.mlive.com