Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh releases 2017 roster, featuring only old players

By Alex Butler  |  Aug. 30, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh kept it close to the khakis when it came to revealing the team's roster.

So much so that he wouldn't release a serious roster until Wednesday. Harbaugh revealed a position-by-position outline on Monday. The roster included Tom Brady, Chad Henne and Jake Rudock at quarterback. It also had Denard Robinson at running back and Devin Funchess at wide receiver, among many other alumni-turned-NFL players.

On Wednesday, Harbaugh posted an acutal roster to his Twitter account. That list of talent included only current players.

"Proud to announce the 2017 Michigan Football roster," Harbaugh wrote on the post.

But on Monday, the Michigan coach was having fun. Harbaugh, who wore cleats up to the podium for his news conference, was asked who his starting quarterback will be.

Michigan faces the Florida Gators at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC in its first game of the season. The game is at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Harbaugh told reporters that his quarterback decision has been "formulated and communicated" to the team's quarterbacks.

"Have not heard Florida announce who their starting QB would be," Harbaugh told reporters. "We'd love to have that information. No, we're not announcing our starting quarterback."

"People make a lot of big deal about our roster ... I haven't seen a starting QB come out of Florida. Never any mention of that."

"Yes, we'd like to have that info from them, I'm sure they'd like to have that info from us. Neither has given any information."

Michigan's Wilton Speight started 12 games last season. John O'Korn is also trying to win the job in 2017.

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