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John O'Korn | Quarterback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220

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Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn will return to campus for the 2017 season.
O'Korn isn't exactly walking back into an inviting situation for playing time. Wilton Speight will be back next year, too. And the depth chart figures to become even more crowded with four-star 2017 QB Dylan McCaffrey joining the fray after National Signing Day. Still, no shame in coming back to a comfortable environment for O'Korn. In his lone start this season (filling in for an injured Speight), the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder completed 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards against Indiana on November 19. Jan 3 - 1:53 PM

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Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn completed 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards in Saturday's 20-10 win over Indiana.

Conditions -- snowy, windy, cold, first start of season -- weren't great for O'Korn, here. Regardless, this wasn't a particularly encouraging performance coming just one week ahead of The Game. Regular starter Wilton Speight (shoulder) did take part in pregame warmups, a nice sign that he might be able to at least try to give it a go next weekend.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn will start against Indiana on Saturday.

Regular starter Wilton Speight did participate in pregame warm-ups, but he will sit this one out with the shoulder injury he suffered against Iowa last weekend. This will be O'Korn's first start of the season. In limited action this season, the Houston transfer has completed 13-of-18 passes for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Michigan RB coach Tyrone Wheatley said that redshirt junior QB John O'Korn does not represent a "drop-off" from Wilton Speight (shoulder).

Michigan has yet to rule out Speight for Saturday's showdown with Indiana, but all signs are pointing toward O'Korn drawing the start at this juncture. Said Wheatley, "O'Korn is going to do well. We don't look at it as a drop-off, we don't look at it as anything different." Houston transfer O'Korn's best collegiate season came back in 2013, when he passed for 3,117 yards with a 28/10 TD/INT ratio. He struggled in 2014 (6/8 TD/INT ratio in six games) before transferring to Michigan.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Michigan OC Tim Drevno indicated that the team does not plan on playing two quarterbacks this season.

Wilton Speight and John O'Korn are battling it out for the honor to replace Jake Rudock, but neither player in the competition has pulled away as of yet. HC Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the overall level of play from both young men, saying, "Sometimes (early in camps the quarterbacks will) struggle with their accuracy or communicating or fumbled snaps on the ground. We haven’t been seeing that. We’ve seen solid play that’s improving, too." While Harbaugh has yet to even remotely tip his hand as to his choice, O'Korn is widely believed to be the frontrunner here.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 01:35:00 PM

ESPN calls Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn the most important transfer of the 2016 season.

Take notice: Baker Mayfield, Jake Coker, Chad Kelly, Jeremy Cash and Vernon Adams are just a few transfers who played pivotal roles in how last season played out. As a true frosh at Houston in 2013, O'Korn threw for more than 3,000 yards and was named American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. "Given the lofty expectations for the Wolverines in 2016, O'Korn could follow Mayfield and Coker as transfer quarterbacks to make the playoff," wrote Andrea Adelson.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Houston junior QB John O'Korn announced he will transfer to Michigan.

Unless we are mistaken, O'Korn will almost certainly have to sit out a season once transferring. He passed for 4,068 yards in two seasons, completed 56 percent of his passes and had a 34:18 TD to INT ratio. He only played in seven games in 2014, however.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 12:58:00 PM

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Houston sophomore QB John O'Korn has looked into Miami, Syracuse and Wisconsin as possible transfer destinations.

Florida and Texas had previously been reported as potential landing spots for the Cougars' signal-caller. O'Korn threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns as a true freshman and was named the AAC’s 2013 Rookie of the Year. He started the first five games of 2014 (eight interceptions in 173 pass attempts) before losing his job to Greg Ward Jr., leading to rampant transfer speculation.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 09:55:00 PM

Houston true freshman QB John O'Korn completed 22-of-27 passing attempts for 263 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 35-23 victory over South Florida.

The freshman from Fort Lauderdale, Flo. has led the Cougars to a 7-1 record. O'Korn, who took over the reins when teammate David Piland succumbed to career-ending injuries, has passed for 2,121 yards with a sensational 22/4 TD/INT ratio in his first collegiate season.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:37:00 PM