Dylan McCaffrey's Good Week of Practice Keeps Him as Backup QB

Dylan McCaffrey's Good Week of Practice Keeps Him as Backup QB

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Dylan McCaffrey's Good Week of Practice Keeps Him as Backup QB

When quarterback Shea Patterson had cramp issues against Notre Dame, the backup quarterback had to be brought in. Everyone was assuming it was Brandon Peters, the guy who took over for John O’Korn in the middle of last season, but it wasn’t. It was third-stringer Dylan McCaffrey.

Harbaugh told reporters after the Notre Dame game that “Brandon, in practice, on a rollout, had tweaked his knee. He hadn’t taken any reps since Tuesday. Wasn’t 100% for today, so Dylan was second string.”

So when watching warm-ups against Western Michigan, Peters was out there and seemed to be good to go. When Michigan was up big and wanted to rest Patterson, the job went back to McCaffrey. If Peters was healthy, why wasn’t he in the backup role?

Harbaugh addressed this on Monday saying that McCaffrey had a good week in practice and that was why he was the backup and that Peters was healthier this week.

Harbaugh liked how McCaffrey played again on Saturday, saying “Felt Dylan (McCaffrey) did a really good job.” Along with saying he didn’t like how McCaffrey got sacked, “But yeah, really good. He did good.”

So now, could it be McCaffrey’s job to lose as the backup quarterback given how he’s played in the wake of Brandon Peters’ injury?

McCaffrey completed his sole pass attempt for 18 yards for a touchdown and had two carries for eight yards, but with a touchdown on his only throw, he’s made an impression on the head coach. Coming up against SMU on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3:30PM, you’ve got to believe that if Michigan goes up big or if something happens to Patterson, that it will be McCaffrey will be out there once again.

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