3. Jack Tuttle should have gotten more time to put a stranglehold on the backup quarterback spot
In what turned out to be Jack Tuttle’s first appearance since the UNLV victory, he didn’t throw a touchdown pass like Jayden Denegal did but was 75% on only four pass attempts. The coaches seemed to have their minds made up that Tuttle was only going to get a series and they wanted to see what Denegal could do afterwards.
Although Denegal did complete just one pass, he mainly handed it off to his back mates or ran it himself on that scoring drive. Altogether Tuttle had three more plays than Denegal and six more than Davis Warren who was in on the final series of the day for the Wolverines.
Regardless, any playing time for a backup at this point in the season is a blessing. That makes this a slight overreaction.
Tuttle will get more opportunities to put his stamp on the offense, so it’s not worth freaking out about yet. Seeing more of Alex Orji would be ideal, but he hasn’t been in the plans.
Denegal on the other hand, is becoming more and more intriguing the more we get to see of him.