Michigan cornerback David Long on the receivers now that Tarik Black will miss time with a foot injury. Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News
Michigan receiver Tarik Black is out indefinitely after breaking his right foot last Saturday, but coach Jim Harbaugh remains optimistic about this return.
On his radio show Monday night, Harbaugh did not close the door on Black returning this season and said it’s “very much possible” he will be back.
“It was a tough thing,” Harbaugh said Tuesday on the Big Ten call. “We feel like the best is yet to come for Tarik. He’ll be back.”
Harbaugh said Tuesday that he does not plan to move anyone to receiver for added depth. He has been pleased with the receiving corps that includes Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nico Collins and Grant Perry.
“Guys have had a good camp,” Harbaugh said. “They’ve made a lot of strides. Improvement in just about every area.”
In other news, Harbaugh said Tru Wilson has moved into the No. 3 spot on the depth chart at running back behind Karan Higdon and Chris Evans.
“He’s done a great job,” Harbaugh said. “I would say he has risen to No. 3. He’s just really improved in every area, pass blocking, his running has been productive. He’s seeing the holes better. He’s added quite a bit of strength. He’s moving faster and quicker. He’s not making his cuts so far away from people. He’s taken coaching in that area, not making the cut too early which was something that losing him yards on his runs.”