5 things we learned from Michigan Football spring game

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Now that the 2023 Michigan football spring game is in the books, here are five things we learned about the Wolverines. 

Michigan football’s spring game was a success. Lots of fans probably loved the fact that they actually got to see the Wolverines play a game instead of taking part in a glorified practice.

Jim Harbaugh changed that last spring and hopefully, Michigan football will continue that tradition going forward. It was a competitive environment and the Wolverines definitely got better as the Maize team scored a 22-21 win over the Blue.

Here are some highlights and takeaways from the Michigan football spring game, but we delve even further into Saturday’s game in the Big House with five things we learned.

The quarterback room is in a good place

Some Michigan football fans weren’t happy with the quarterback play on Saturday. I actually think the quarterbacks did fine. There were too many interceptions, including the one thrown by J.J. McCarthy but he still finished 7-of-10 for 86 yards and threw a touchdown pass.

Davis Warren also threw an interception but wound up completing 8-of-13 passes for 162 yards. He also led the Maize team on a game-winning drive and the game-winning 2-point play.

Alex Orji completed a nice ball down the field for 41 yards and completed four passes for 47 yards and a score. Jack Tuttle threw an interception too, just like Warren and McCarthy, he also completed just 50 percent of his passes.

But I liked what I saw. Both teams were playing behind offensive lines that don’t normally play together and were missing some key guys, not to mention Donovan Edwards and Blake Corum being held out of the game.

My biggest takeaway is that Michigan football has a couple of decent options at backup this coming season and it still looks like a battle between Tuttle and Warren.

All in all, though, the room looked good and all four guys had their moments, even if there were some struggles along the way. The depth is solid and the quarterback room is in a better spot than it was a year ago just simply due to defined roles.