Joe Milton maturing in '4-way tie' battle at quarterback (The Michigan Insider)

Submitted by GoBlueinEugene on May 11th, 2018 at 5:45 PM
"I think right now, after spring ball… I think it’s like a 4-way tie," Milton said. "I don’t know if anybody’s leading right now.  Because like, I don’t want to hype myself up over nobody else, but I think it’s a tie right now."
"It’s a 4-way tie. Competition’s going to be strong in the fall.  So, just gotta fight for it."






Mineral King

May 11th, 2018 at 5:50 PM ^

Joe can play. He has a shot to be elite. Him and Dylan will battle for the starting job next year.

Imo barring an unforseen circumstance Shea will be qb 1 for this season. He is too good and has experience and phenomenal leadership.


May 11th, 2018 at 7:01 PM ^

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It's Always Marcia

May 12th, 2018 at 10:44 PM ^

I like Brandon Peters a lot. But I don't thnk he's better than Dylan McCaffrey. Peters may not be in the same place Griese was in. Brandon Peters has one last chance at Michigan. He is going to have to beat out McCaffrey for 2nd string this Fall Camp, or, he is done at Michigan. 

Dylan McCaffrey seems to be the type of person where there's no looking back. If he gets ahead of Peters he probably would never let it go. And that may have already happened. 


May 13th, 2018 at 9:52 PM ^

Who has seen him practice? Most of us know very little about where he is. I haven’t seen Peters running for a new school just yet.

Peters showed promise as well as a need to grow.

We have some young and likely very talented QBs on this team. Let’s let them compete and get better and see where it goes.

Frank Chuck

May 11th, 2018 at 6:09 PM ^

He was a redshirt in 2016 and a redshirt freshman in 2017.

It's difficult to take your opinion seriously when you don't have the facts straight.

I don't know if Peter will or won't develop into a quality QB but I do know that less than 6 full games with (1) an OL which struggles at pass protection, (2) a WR group that didn't even have a dedicated full-time coach, and (3) questionable offensive playcalling isn't a good indicator of a young QB's ability.

Frank Chuck

May 11th, 2018 at 6:27 PM ^

So the poster above didn't know which year Peters is in.

Meanwhile I missed a "s" at the end of Peters because I'm typing on my phone.


It reflects poorly on you and your mental capacity for discussion if you think the two mistakes are the same.

And I doubt you care but I have the 3rd post in this thread. I typed BP's name correctly.


In any case, carry on with your petty imitations.


May 12th, 2018 at 7:06 PM ^

played Cover 1 virtually the entire game. Peters either couldn't read it (despite it being Michigan's defense) or read it and couldn't get the ball off.

It wasn't the OL and it wasn't the playcalling in the bowl game. It was him. He's been in the system for 2+ years now and looks more like a liability to game plan around than a guy defenses are worried about. Could he dramatically improve these next few years? Yes. But the results in the games he's played and the fact O'Korn continually stayed ahead of him on the depth chart despite his issues doesn't point to him playing a lot more, if any, meaningful snaps in his Michigan career.

Blue in Paradise

May 12th, 2018 at 7:21 PM ^

I saw it with my own two eyes.  TB was a tall, lanky highly touted national prospect that just didn't seem to develop in AA.  He looked so bad in limited action that the fanbase nearly revolted when he was splitting snaps with golden boy Drew Henson in 1998.  If there had been social media back then, he may well have left team given the vitriol that was spewed at the guy.

It wasn't mid-1999, when Brady was destroying the B1G that Michigan fans began to rally around him.  Not saying that Peters is going to be Tom Brady, but never give up on Michigan men.


May 12th, 2018 at 7:38 PM ^

Exactly what you are saying is where the talk of him transferring out originated from.

The QB kitchen at Michigan is crowded. I wouldn't be surprised to see him transfer out. I still think he has potential to make the NFL. But he will have to play full time somewhere to help his chances for it.

blue in dc

May 11th, 2018 at 6:15 PM ^

Are you referring to the fact that he was an early enrollee? Because he is only a redshirt sophomore this coning season. He has three more years of eligibility and has only seen the field in one season.

While I personally am a huge fan of McCaffrey, it’s worth remembering that the last qb to lead us to a national championship didn’t throw a single pass hs redshirt freshman year. I think it might be a touch early to write Peters off.


May 12th, 2018 at 5:37 AM ^

is really calling him a pariah, and it is wrong to assume he is “finished” in the program, but Patterson is going to start next year. Harbaugh did not put on the full court press and haggle with the NCAA for months for a “hearty competition.” Brian is not doing Shae UFRs “just in case.” I like Peters, but we know who the starting QB is next year.