Jim Harbaugh has made an official decision. J.J. McCarthy will be his starting quarterback in Week 3 and likely for the rest of this season. That means Cade McNamara, who led the Wolverines to a Big Ten title and College Football Playoff appearance last season, is heading to the bench.
Unfortunately, most Michigan fans don't appear to be big fans of McNamara's. McCarthy started the first half of last Saturday's game between Hawaii and the Wolverines and it was a 42-0 blowout at the half. As a result, Harbaugh started McNamara for the second half.
McNamara was booed as he came onto the field. It was a pretty disrespectful act by the Michigan fan base. Harbaugh revealed his thoughts on the situation this Monday afternoon.
"Jim Harbaugh on the booing at Michigan Stadium: 'It’s a big edge for our team to have two really good quarterbacks.' He said the coaches and team see it as an advantage. He’d hope fans would too," said Harbaugh, via Brad Galli.
It's a bit surprising that's all Jim Harbaugh has to say on the matter. But he's clearly in support of transitioning to J.J. McCarthy for the foreseeable future.
McCarthy completed 11 of his 12 pass attempts for 229 yards and three touchdowns against Hawaii last Saturday. He will get the start for the Wolverines against UConn later this week.