It does not appear Michigan will officially rule out quarterback Wilton Speight before the team faces Indiana on Saturday (3:30 ET, ESPN).
Speight was injured during the Wolverines’ loss to Iowa, and there was a report earlier this week that he would be out for the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone. Michigan has not confirmed that rumor, and Harbaugh has yet to say for certain if his quarterback would miss this week’s game against the Hoosiers.
“Some people have said he’s out for the year, and I have not heard that from the doctors,” Harbaugh said Thursday during his weekly appearance on the Detroit-based Jamie and Stoney radio show. “We’ll see how he is today, so that’s where we’re at. It’s day-by-day thing right now.”
The second-year Michigan coach was then asked if Speight would play Saturday if he felt good enough.
“The way it works, the doctors are in control. They say if a player’s available. Then it’s the trainer’s job to try to get the coach options and get the player feeling as good as they can be,” Harbaugh said. “And then my job is to look at the functionality and see who the best player is for our team.”
Speight, a junior, has thrown for 2,156 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2016. If he is unable to suit up against the Hoosiers, John O’Korn will be under center for No. 3 Michigan.