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Urban Meyer Has Honest Admission On Jim Harbaugh's Quarterback Situation

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer

Jim Harbaugh has a quarterback dilemma on his hands in Ann Arbor. Last week, veteran Cade McNamara started under center for the Wolverines. This week, it will be the youngster J.J. McCarthy leading the Michigan offense vs. Hawaii. 

Harbaugh clearly likes both quarterbacks and is giving each a shot as a result. However, he has to eventually reach a decision. Perhaps the choice on a starting quarterback could come after Week 2's results. 

Urban Meyer thinks Harbaugh has a "tough" situation on his hands as the Wolverines prepare for Week 2. 

“Yeah, that’s a tough one,” Meyer said on Urban's Take With Tim May, via On3. “You know, our Big Noon Kickoff, they did a bunch of Team Up North games last year and they feel that J.J. is the more talented guy. Highly recruited. But then you start thinking, wait a minute, the guy who took them to the first Big Ten championship, first win over Ohio State in 10 years, whatever it was. How can you do that to him? A coaches responsibility is to play whoever can help you win the game. Now that’s so much easier said than done, especially if there’s loyalty. The fact that there is, this guy is a great leader. So, you know, that’s going to be interesting see how it plays out.”

Cade McNamara took Michigan football to new heights in 2021, helping the Wolverines win a Big Ten title and reach the College Football Playoff. 

However, there's a wide belief J.J. McCarthy is the more talented quarterback and could help Michigan take one more step forward. 

McCarthy will make the start for Jim Harbaugh's football team this Saturday against Hawaii.