ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) It turns out a change of quarterback isn't enough to jump-start the Michigan football team's offense. The Wolverines turned to Shane Morris for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Minnesota, but Michigan still sputtered in a 30-14 home loss to the Golden Gophers.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke declined to publicly name a starting quarterback in the days leading up to the game. Morris, along with the rest of Michigan's lineup, introduced himself as the starter on the Michigan Stadium scoreboard video boards about 14 minutes prior to kickoff.
That drew a loud applause from the announced crowd of 102,926 at Michigan Stadium, who watched their team fail to score an offensive touchdown in losses to Notre Dame and Utah with fifth-year senior Devin Gardner under center.