New , 22 comments. “Did Joe understand the keys, where he was looking? Saturday night during warmups, Milton took the majority of first-string snaps, and appeared to be in line to have won the job and start his fifth consecutive game. You coach with your players.”. He’s close. 247 Composite Ranking: 4 stars (PRO 9, Overall 204) 2019 Stats: 3-7 passing, 59 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 5 rush, 16 yards, … The second one, threw it right to them. The re-opening of the quarterback competition comes in the wake of Michigan’s 49-11 loss to Wisconsin. He’s no longer there. Showing good touch and a variance in throws, the redshirt freshman completed three of three pass attempts for 76 yards on his first drive, including Michigan’s lone touchdown of the game to Mike Sainristil. “He ends up beating Dylan McCaffrey out, Christian McCaffrey’s younger brother. Michigan Football Breakout Players For 2020: No. I think Joe Milton has the potential to the next great Michigan quarterback and I am not alone with that thought. Milton completed 15-of-22 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. He’s 6-foot-5, over 240 pounds, can move well enough,” Herbstreit said on the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi Show. “If Jim Harbaugh can’t turn that thing to where they’re beating Ohio State consistently and they’re a perennial top-five, top-10 team, who the heck are you going to hire that makes you think that he’s going to do a better job than Jim Harbaugh? The dude was such an … “If, can’t turn that thing to where they’re beating Ohio State consistently and they’re a perennial top-five, top-10 team, who the heck are you going to hire that makes you think that he’s going to do a better job than, "Be careful what you wish for is what I would say. We’ll see if, But Herbstreit warned against being too quick to pull the plug on the Michigan coach. “We’ve seen a little bit of (Joe Milton). “Joe – those things hurt!” Collins added. At that time, he was the pretty, shiny object. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Michigan football starts its season this week at Minnesota. Certain data provided by STATS, LLC. Didn’t have a lane, didn’t have a throw and made the throw anyway, and it got intercepted.”. That didn’t go very well. 9 pro-style quarterback in the 247Sports Composite, Milton has thrown just 11 college passes and carried the ball 12 times in his college career. And for most, it will represent their first real look at intriguing Wolverine quarterback Joe Milton. Joe Milton (5) QB - CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS CAREER HIGHS Passing • Attempts: 51 - vs. Michigan State (Oct. 31, 2020) • Completions: 32 - vs. Michigan 4 — Dylan McCaffrey or Joe Milton. “I felt happy that I was playing,” Milton … I still think that quarterback position is the key. A heavy rain arrived by the time McNamara was able to begin his next drive, but according to Harbaugh, the competition isn’t over. In his first career start as Michigan football quarterback, Joe Milton was so good, he didn’t even need to finish the game as the Wolverines rolled to … "Be careful what you wish for is what I would say. “Just coaching both of them,” Harbaugh said of his plan this week. You’ve got Joe Milton, and there’s a lot about his game to like. Trick or Trend: Joe Milton’s ability to run the ball is the key to the Michigan offense. … I think the first one, he was rolling out of the pocket, thought he threw a good ball. Now they’ve lost a lot of receivers. The Michigan football team opened up its starting quarterback competition this week, pitting redshirt sophomore Joe Milton against redshirt freshman Cade McNamara. And notably, it was the worst game of Joe Milton’s career. In addition to all of the physical attributes Milton … Michigan football starts its season this week at Minnesota. And ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said Milton’s impact bears watching. Like many of us on this site, I almost hyperventilated when I read the Joe Milton to Cam Newton comparison. Joe Milton, Explosive Running Game Lift Wolverines Even though the final score would seem to indicate that Michigan's offense had a field day, that wasn't really the case. They play at Minnesota this week. The defeat was the Wolverines’ worst home defeat since 1935, and dropped Michigan to 1-3 for the first time since 1967. Michigan quarterback Joe Milton can be spotted wearing a cast on his right hand in a video posted to social media overnight. Joe Milton was cool, calm, collected and dominating for Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night against Minnesota and head coach P.J. Cade McNamara is coming for Joe Milton's job. It was a contested catch, thought it should have been made, but it was tipped and they were very opportunistic and made the interception. “That’s something we really have to look at,” Harbaugh said. Could Michigan football re-open its quarterback competition?. He’s close. Speaking with reporters at his weekly Monday press conference, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said that as the Wolverines spend the week preparing to travel to Rutgers, that they will do so giving both Milton and McNamara equal opportunities to practice with Michigan’s first string. “They'll both see action with the 1s throughout the week.”. Joe Milton arrived in Ann Arbor as Harbaugh’s highest rated quarterback recruit in the 2018 class. In his fourth start for the Wolverines, Milton threw interceptions on his first two passes, then only completed three of his first nine overall passes. “When Cade came in, Joe was supportive of Cade. He finished the game 9-for-19 passing for 98 yards and no touchdowns, good for a passer rating of just 69.6. New Michigan starting quarterback Joe Milton said the first snap of the game he was nervous, but then he was fine and ready to go. Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has quietly worked to go from leading the Orlando Olympia High offense to starting for the Wolverines in the national spotlight Saturday night. Rich Rodriguez and that offense, he was a trainwreck. He’s transferred. They tried to go outside of the family with Rich Rodriguez. He’s a big guy. You’ve got Ronnie Bell and a bunch of young guys. Takeaways from No. 17 Michigan football's season-opening win at No. I got a chance to see Joe Milton in person for the first time when he was on campus for a visit for Michigan's spring game in April of 2017. They’re okay everywhere else for Harbaugh but that position has been ‘okay.’ I want to see if Milton, at 6-foot-5, 243, runs a 4.6, can he make good decisions? Joe Milton, 2018 Class. While I'm quite hopeful that our 2020 season results in a similar fashion as Cam Newton's first season starting for Auburn in … CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. A talented signal-caller, Milton’s emergence was reportedly behind the transfer of quarterback contender Dylan McCaffrey. 5; Position: Quarterback: Class: Junior: Career history; College: Michigan (2018–present) High school: Olympia (Orlando, Florida) Personal information; Born: March 6, 2000 (age 20) Pahokee, Florida: Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 243 lb (110 kg) Joe Milton (born March 6, 2000) is an American football quarterback for the Michigan … © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. But Herbstreit warned against being too quick to pull the plug on the Michigan coach. And Dylan McCaffrey is gone. But that’s Joe. The Joe Milton era of Michigan Wolverines football appears to have officially begun after Dylan McCaffrey elected to opt out of the season and … He can throw a dart, we all know it. No question, when you don’t beat Ohio State and you’re the head coach at Michigan, it’s just the reality. 21 Minnesota, led by Joe Milton, Michael Barrett Joe Milton is a 6'5.5", 230-pound Pro-Style Quarterback from Orlando, FL. Joe Milton looks like the answer at quarterback for Michigan football. Since he committed to Michigan, fans have been hyping up Milton’s arm strength, which can seemingly hit over 70 yards in the air. I still think that quarterback position is the key. When Joe was in, Cade was supportive of Joe. He could be an X-factor and a guy a couple weeks in that we start talking about.”. Just gotta prepare for it.” If things go right for Michigan — really right — then Milton could make a fourth quarter appearance on Saturday. We’ll see if Joe Milton ends up being the guy. The No. It also helped set up a situation where unless he's dramatically better than Joe Milton, I believe Milton will be Michigan's starting quarterback in 2020. That rating was the lowest for a Michigan starting quarterback since John O’Korn was benched after going 3-for-6 against Rutgers in 2017 (34.9 rating), and is third-lowest performance in the 69 games of Jim Harbaugh’s tenure, behind Wilton Speight’s 67.9 rating at Iowa in 2016. There’s going to be stress and pressure. “Regardless of whoever’s in there, it’s our responsibility as an offense to make sure … like, our O-line got to make sure both quarterbacks are protected, receivers gotta catch passes,” Sainristil said. Joe Milton, redshirt SO. When Michigan takes on Rutgers this weekend looking to snap a three-game losing streak, it might have a new starter under center. Everything else seems to be in line. There’s no (animosity). PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Michigan football team opened up its starting quarterback competition this week, pitting redshirt sophomore Joe Milton against redshirt freshman Cade McNamara. Whoever is out there, we have their back as an offense.". ”We're gonna open it up, there'll be competition,” Harbaugh said Monday. Nico Collins opted out, Donovan Peoples-Jones is gone, Tarik Black is gone. “(You tell him) sometimes, put a little touch on it! You have to win games to get that pressure to go away.". There are three reasons why I believe this. © 2021 Verizon Media. No matter the plan, Michigan’s offensive players know they have to play better than they did Saturday. McNamara, meanwhile, was sharp when he enter Saturday’s game in the third quarter. “Those are the things that you can do. The new quarterback was a productive rusher on Saturday, but will it continue? "Joe as a quarterback, I talked about it with one of the guys probably like a week ago, this is the best I've ever seen Joe," Ronnie Bell, Michigan's … He added a two-point conversion pass to Giles Jackson seconds later. So far this season, Milton has completed 74 of 126 passes for 967 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions while adding 117 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on 32 carries. “There’s a lot of question marks there,” Herbstreit said. Michigan quarterback Joe Milton throws as preparation of an NCAA college football game with Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Spartans entered the matchup as more than three-touchdown underdogs, but never trailed in the rivalry game. “If Joe Milton ends up becoming the guy, everybody wants to wonder why Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been able to get over the hump, to me, it’s that position. Afterward, Milton was asked about … Michigan football starts its season this week at Minnesota. 13 Michigan, 27-24. I don’t know,” Herbstreit said. And for most, it will represent their first real look at intriguing Wolverine quarterback, A talented signal-caller, Milton’s emergence was reportedly behind the transfer of quarterback contender, “There’s a lot of question marks there,” Herbstreit said. After Saturday’s game, Harbaugh expressed a desire to look further into Milton’s struggles. Maybe it’s time for Michigan quarterback Joe Milton to expand his radar after yesterday’s massive upset. What Joe Milton brings to the table. “I guess there’s a good young coach maybe out there. Yet he'll enter a pressure-packed situation with some waiting to hop on Harbaugh if this year's results don't measure up. In addition to Milton starting, it’s also possible that both quarterbacks play on Saturday at Rutgers. Joe Milton; Michigan Wolverines – No. Can he throw? Milton took to Instagram early Thursday to post the short clip of him playing with a dog (presumably, his) with a large cast on his right hand that encompasses his forearm, wrist and […] Michigan quarterback Joe Milton can be spotted wearing a cast on his … © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Threw a ball, you know, right to another guy. Michigan State football did the unthinkable on Saturday, pulling off a huge upset of No. All rights reserved. Joe Milton is a 6'5.5", 230-pound Pro-Style Quarterback from Orlando, FL. Can he run? At the end of a workout earlier this summer, Devin Gardner, a former Michigan starting quarterback, and Joe Milton, who appears to be the next starter for the Wolverines, held a throwing competition. The 247/Michigan article referenced Devin Gardener, Matt Leinart, and Urban Meyer (ugh) in projecting potential greatness from our new signal caller. Everything else seems to be in line. 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