Who Will Start? Michigan Lacks Skill, Experience at Quarterback

Hazen VennardContributor IMarch 29, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Quarterback Nick Sheridan #8 of the Michigan Wolverines runs the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Who expects to take the reins for the Wolverines this season?

The Michigan Wolverines lack the experience at the quarterback position.

Steven Threet started last year, but after a new coach and a disappointing season, Threet decided to transfer.

Now, that gives the nod to Nick Sheridan who split starts last year with Threet.

Sheridan played in eight games but started in only four of those games. Sheridan completed 63-of-137 passes for 613-yards and two touchdowns last year and five interceptions.

There is a big problem, though.

Sheridan left spring camp with a fractured leg sustained at practice Tuesday afternoon during a scrimmage. Sheridan is expected to miss the rest of the spring practices and is expected to make a full recovery.

Because of the injury, freshman recruit, Tate Forcier has been taking the snaps since then.

Forcier, 6'1'' and 187 lbs. from San Diego, looks to be the next best candidate for Rich Rodriguez's spread offense.

It looks hard for the Wolverines to keep a player since the transition to the spread offense, but I think with the right players and Tate Forcier, the Wolverines will be able to establish themselves as an elite school once again.