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Shane Morris | Quarterback

Team: Central Michigan Chippewas
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 204

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Central Michigan senior QB Shane Morris completed 16-of-21 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 56-9 drubbing of Ball State.
Morris failed to throw for a touchdown in the first quarter, but revved up the motor for the rest of the game with a pair of scoring passes in the second quarter and one in each of the final two stanzas. The senior also finally tamped down on his turnovers after being picked at least twice in four of his last five games. He now owns a 16/11 TD/INT ratio on the year. Nine of those 16 touchdown passes have come in just two contests, so it hasn't been the most consistent of campaigns for the former Wolverine. Oct 21 - 6:29 PM

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Central Michigan senior QB Shane Morris completed 17-of-37 passes for 182 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 30-10 loss to Toledo.

Morris was throwing in poor, rainy conditions in what ended as a pretty miserable performance for the senior gunslinger. Central Michigan did not find the end zone until the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder hooked up with Tyler Conklin on a 26-yard touchdown with under two minutes remaining in the contest. Morris has now thrown at least two interceptions in four of his last five games.
Oct 14 - 6:43 PM

Central Michigan senior QB Shane Morris completed just 15-of-33 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in a 31-14 loss to Miami (OH) on Saturday.

Morris (6'3/225) was excellent in week two against the putrid Kansas defense, and has had virtually no success in the other three games. His touchdown pass was a 28-yard corner route to wideout Eric Cooper that was easily his best throw of the game. He also had a two-yard run for a touchdown, but that was the en of the success for Morris. He'll look to find the magic he found against the Jayhawks next week when the Chippewas take on Boston College.
Sep 23 - 7:20 PM

Central Michigan senior QB Shane Morris went 28-for-37 for 467 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 45-27 win at Kansas.

Morris considers himself an NFL prospect, a laughable sentiment prior to this afternoon. But Kansas' defense turned the ex-Michigan quarterback into a left-handed Tom Brady on Saturday. How out of character was Morris' stat line? Consider that Morris had thrown for 660 yards and a 1/6 TD/INT rate in games over four different campaigns (including last week for CMU against Rhode Island) coming into today. Morris has an NFL frame and NFL-caliber arm strength, but he'll need to improve on the other facets of his game against better defenses to get a long look in a camp next summer.
Sep 9 - 8:20 PM

Central Michigan senior QB Shane Morris will start against Kansas on Saturday.

The Chippewas rolled out both Morris and redshirt freshman Tony Poljan for Thursday's opener against Rhode Island, but it was Morris who ended up taking the vast majority of snaps in the triple-overtime win -- the Michigan transfer completed 25-of-49 passes for 226 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the contest. For his part, Poljan attempted just five passes. While Morris will man the ship on Saturday and presumably moving forward if he plays well, Poljan should not be counted out of the picture completely -- the program views him as their quarterback of the future and he could see run later in the season if Morris struggles.
Sep 5 - 3:50 PM

Central Michigan plans on playing both senior QB Shane Morris and redshirt freshman Tony Poljan in the season-opener against Rhode Island on Thursday.

Morris transferred over from Michigan as a graduate this winter. He's the grizzled vet in this equation, with Poljan serving as the young upstart. Chippewas HC John Bonamego has called the latter the "quarterback of the future." For now, both future and present look set to play vs. Rhode Island. Poljan has the upside to win the job outright as the season unfolds.
Aug 28 - 3:23 PM

Michigan graduate QB Shane Morris transferred to Central Michigan.

In terms of transfer destinations, this one is about as logical as they come. Not only will Morris not have to move out of state to link up with his new program, he enters a juicy situation in terms of potential playing time, as the Chips will be replacing the departed Cooper Rush this offseason. The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Morris failed to win the starting gig at any point during his time at Michigan and attempted a mere five passes this past season.
Jan 21 - 2:30 PM

Michigan graduate QB Shane Morris will transfer.

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren reported as much near the beginning of December, with Morris making his intentions public via a Twitter post on Monday. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2017. He will have one year of eligibility remaining once he joins his next (yet unknown) program. The 6-foot-3, 204-pounder attempted five passes this season. He had a shot at winning the starting quarterback gig with the Wolverines in HC Jim Harbaugh's first season at the helm of the ship in 2015, but that ultimately went to Jake Rudock. Both Wilton Speight and John O'Korn beat him out on the depth chart this past season.
Jan 2 - 4:03 PM

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren reports that Michigan senior QB Shane Morris will seek a transfer.

Should VanHaaren's report come to pass, Morris will be eligible to play immediately in 2017 as a graduate transfer. Morris believed that he had an inside track to become Michigan's starting quarterback in the summer of 2015, but Iowa transfer Jake Rudock ultimately won that job. The current season hasn't been much kinder to the 6-foot-3, 204-pound Morris, who has attempted all of five passes this time around while ceding way to Wilton Speight and (to a much lesser degree) John O'Korn. It is not yet known which schools are in the transfer conversation here.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 06:46:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 08:02:00 PM

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