Speight or O'Korn: Harbaugh doesn't know who will start

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Wilton Speight

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed injured starting quarterback Wilton Speight has practiced this week.

Harbaugh, on his weekly appearance on the “Jamie and Stoney” show on 97.1 (WXYT-FM), said Wednesday morning that Speight practiced as did backup John O’Korn, who started last week’s game against Indiana. Speight suffered an undisclosed injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder late in the game at Iowa and missed his first game of the season last Saturday.

He was asked if it’s fair to say it’s 50-50 who will start for the Wolverines when they face Ohio State on Saturday in the final regular-season game.

“It’s accurate. They both practiced,” Harbaugh said, confirming what receiver Amara Darboh told reporters Tuesday night after practice. “That was Tuesday. Today is a new day. It was a good day for us yesterday. Our ball club had a very good Tuesday practice, and we’ll look to come back today and practice well again.”

Harbaugh was asked if he knows at this moment who will start when No. 3 Michigan plays No. 2 Ohio State.

“I have not decided yet, no,” Harbaugh told the show. “And I’m not going to tell you.”

Speight was in uniform last week and made a few throws before the Indiana game although he did not take any snaps.