MI quarterback Wilton Speight announced he will be transfering from the school to play his final season of college football elsewhere. Speight's injuries reportedly included three fractured vertebrae, and he didn't suit up the rest of the season.
Speight almost worked his way back from the injury and flirted with returning for the season finale at home against Ohio State on Saturday but opted to not dress. Speight has announced that he will be graduating and play his fifth year of college eligibility elsewhere.
Speight, the Wolverines' starter last season and the first four games this season, missed the the final eight games of the regular season after suffering a back injury against Purdue in September.
In three games and one quarter in 2017, he was 44-of-81 for 581 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Speight before the season was named to the Davey O'Brien watch list for the nation's top quarterback.
What unites Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh is that both coaches will start new quarterbacks in version No. 115 of this rivalry next year.
"Thank you, Michigan", Speight wrote.
For Michigan, it clears up any semblance of quarterback controversy there may have been moving forward beyond this season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan started quarterback John O'Korn against No. 8 Ohio State, with Brandon Peters sidelined by a concussion.
Speight also thanked MI fans in the post. For understanding this decision of mine and always having my back no matter what - thank you. Whether Speight sticks around for the postseason isn't immediately clear.
"I don't know where next will be, and I'll use these next four weeks to figure that out".