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Shane Morris | Quarterback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 204

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Michigan OC Tim Drevno indicated that the team is not close to deciding on a starting quarterback for the 2016 season.
No surprise that the Wolverines are taking their sweet time to evaluate their options, as graduate QB Jake Rudock took almost all of the starting snaps in 2015. He's out of the picture now, leaving the job open for one of junior QB Shane Morris, sophomore QB Wilton Speight and junior QB transfer from Houston John O'Korn. All three have split reps evenly in spring practice through three sessions. Said Drevno, "We'll see as it goes," before adding, "It’s really a feel deal as coaches, and as you watch film, you get more comfortable with guys and you progress in one way." For what it's worth, the 6-foot-3, 204-pound Morris was actually considered a front-runner to start over Rudock last summer until the latter made a strong push in August camp. Mar 3 - 8:02 PM

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Despite the transfer of Jake Rudock, Michigan junior Shane Morris believes the starting QB job is his to lose.

"Right now it’s my job to lose and I’m just going to keep working hard and fight off any competitors that are trying to take it away from me," Rudock said. The junior understands friendly competition as well as knowing Rudock would not have been added if the coaching staff did not value his skills. Morris was also involved in a competition last year with Devin Gardner, but suffered a (highly publicized) head injury. We were not impressed with his on-field skill at the time.
Source: MLive
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Michigan AD Dave Brandon released a statement late Monday night stating sophomore QB Shane Morris suffered a mild concussion and a high ankle sprain against Minnesota, and the situation was not handled appropriately.

"Unfortunately, this confusion created a circumstance that was not in the best interest of one of our student-athletes," Brandon said in the statement. "I sincerely apologize for the mistakes that were made. We have to learn from this situation, and moving forward, we will make important changes so we can fully live up to our shared goal of putting student-athlete safety first." Head coach Brady Hoke was adamant that he did not see Morris wobble when attempting to walk to the sideline, which was clearly visible on TV, and the reinserted him into the game after Devin Gardner was forced out for one play for losing his helmet. Brandon says the team will now have a medical professional with a bird's eye view to help recognize possible injuries and the school will attempt to reinforce their sideline communication.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Michigan HC Brady Hoke said he removed sophomore QB Shane Morris from Saturday's game against Minnesota due to a leg injury.

Hoke has come under fire over the past 48 hours for playing Morris despite an ankle sprain and a possible concussion. "Well, number one, we would never put a quarterback who was hurt (in there)," Hoke said. "That would never happen. As far as where we’re at with it, we usually don’t talk about injuries and stay away from them. But this has kind of become an issue to some degree, and Shane Morris has got a leg injury, and that’s why we pulled him from the game. We’ll see where he’s at." Morris finished 7-for-19 for 49 yards and an interception in the ugly 30-14 loss.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Michigan sophomore QB Shane Morris failed to spark Michigan's offense after being named starter prior to Saturday's game, going 7-for-19 for 49 yards and an interception in a 30-14 loss.

Wolverines coach Brady Hoke benched starter Devin Gardner after the veteran threw five interceptions in four games. With a golden opportunity to run away with the job, Morris struggled horribly, leading to Hoke re-inserting Gardner. Gardner at least had a few good scrambles, while Morris generally looked lost on the field. Morris, a four-star member of the Wolverines' 2013 recruiting class, might return to the bench after this performance.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Michigan sophomore Shane Morris has closed the gap on Devin Gardner for the starting QB job.

"I thought Shane had a good spring," Hoke said. "Was it flawless? No. But I think he learned more about the urgency that he has to have to be the quarterback at Michigan." During the spring, whenever asked, Hoke would say Gardner was his starting signal-caller. He's backed off that stance. On Friday, when asked if Gardner will start the opener, Hoke said: "He might." Morris outplayed Gardner in the spring game, setting the stage for a true competition beginning in August. "I think (the competition) is close," Hoke said. "I think it's going to be pretty exciting to hear what they've done all summer."
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Michigan freshman QB Shane Morris will make his first career start in Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State.

Devin Gardner broke his left foot against Ohio State and will miss the game. Morris, a true freshman, was a four-star member of the Wolverines' 2013 recruiting class. He completed 5-of-9 passing attempts for 65 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in mopup duty against Central Michigan and Michigan State earlier this season.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 05:18:00 PM