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10/23/17 - Michigan QB John O'Korn "has an above-average arm and accuracy" but "stares at the rush," according to ex-Rams scout Danton Barto writing for Inside the League's Twitter account, @ITLScoutsNotes. - InsidetheLeague.com
10/16/17 - QB John O'Korn isn't throwing the ball with confidence and the Michigan passing attack was all but non-existent against Indiana. The long pass play was 17 yards against the Hoosiers as the senior was 10-of-20 passing for 58 yards after tossing three interceptions against Michigan State the previous week. O'Korn will need to step up his play as the Wolverines won't have much of a shot at upsetting Penn State if it doesn't have any balance in the offense.
10/02/17 - QB John O'Korn will start this week with quarterback Wilton Speight sidelined for "multiple weeks" because of injury, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Speight was injured in the first quarter of the Wolverines' most recent game, Sept. 23 against Purdue. O'Korn replaced Speight and finished the 28-10 victory, completing 18 of 26 passes for 270 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Harbaugh did not disclose the nature of Speight's injury. O'Korn started 16 games at Houston before his transfer to Michigan. He will be making his second career start for the Wolverines.
09/23/17 - John O'Korn has been patient yet emotional. The fifth-year transfer quarterback had no reason to complain about playing time with No. 8 Michigan off to a 3-0 start and Wilton Speight leading the offense. But when Speight was injured during the first quarter Saturday after a hit to the head, it was O'Korn's turn to show what he can do as a quarterback for one of the nation's most tradition-rich programs. O'Korn responded and led Michigan to a 28-10, come-from-behind victory over Purdue on Saturday in sold-out Ross-Ade Stadium. "It was an emotional game for me, just for things to come full circle after everything I've been through," O'Korn said. "Moving forward, the quarterback situation is not up to me, even if I don't play the rest of the year. I will be ready if my number is called.
"Everybody knows that Wilton and I are good friends, and I hate that he had to get hurt for me to go in there. "I am comfortable with the whole offense. The coaches have done a great job of keeping me in tune with the game plan every week and keeping me ready to play. It's cliche, but you always are one play away. It is a next-man-up mentality." O'Korn, through Michigan's first three games, had completed his one pass attempt for 37 yards. After Speight's head injury with 5:06 left in the first quarter, O'Korn led four touchdown drives, completing 18 of 26 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown. Speight was taken to a local hospital for X-rays but did return to Ross-Ade Stadium. - The Sports Xchange
11/19/16 - John O'Korn has made his first start for No. 4 Michigan. O'Korn took the first snap for the Wolverines on Saturday against Indiana, replacing Wilton Speight. The right-handed Speight hurt his left shoulder in last week's loss at Iowa. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh refused to say earlier in the week if Speight would be cleared to play the Hoosiers. Speight threw passes with the rest of the team's quarterbacks before the game, but did not take snaps. But Harbaugh could also be keeping rival and second-ranked Ohio State wondering if it should prepare to play against Speight next week. O'Korn transferred to Michigan last year after starting 16 games and playing in 20 games over two years at Houston. - AP Sports