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Michigan QB Wilton Speight Looking Better Per Non-Doctor Jim Harbaugh, Who, Again, is Not a Doctor

Joey Bosa puts Wilton Speight on the ground. Michigan.

Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight is still day-to-day with a shoulder injury that he suffered two weeks ago in a loss at Iowa. U of M head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke with the media on Monday and was asked about his quarterback.

“I don’t have an update today,” he told reporters, adding that he hadn’t received that day’s medical evaluation yet. “It hasn’t changed, it’s a day-to-day process and evaluation.”

According to multiple reports, Speight is out for the season with a broken collarbone, but he suited up and even did some warming up prior to the Wolverines’ game against Indiana this past Saturday. Harbaugh has never acknowledged such a conclusion, however.

In Speight’s place, backup quarterback John O’Korn completed just 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards, and was sacked twice.

Pressed for further information, Harbaugh had to caution the assembled media that while Speight is looking better, Harbaugh is not a doctor.

“He’s been better every day,” he said. “That’s from my eye. He’s gotten better every day. Now, again, to clarify, I’m not a doctor. I don’t have a medical degree. I never took medical classes. But, to my eye, he’s looked better.”