Updates: Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Press Conference (10/8)

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Updates: Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Press Conference (10/8)

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Updates: Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Press Conference (10/8)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 12 Michigan is now 5-1 after a dismantling Maryland, 42-21 on Saturday.

But now the Wolverines three-game gauntlet begins, with Michigan hosting the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers for a night game on Saturday.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is set to meet with the media on Monday for his weekly press conference. WolverinesWire’s Isaiah Hole is live at Schembechler Hall and will share updates below.

The presser is set to begin at 12PM ET.

Follow along with our live-blog below:

  • On Shea’s ball-protection: “Shea does a really good job first with decision-making, accuracy, his timing. Protects he ball in the pocket. Escapes the pocket. Has a knack of making the right escape move from the pocket.” Says he’s good with ball-handling.
  • Harbaugh: “I think there’s a feel there. To make a basketball analogy, it’s like a point guard being able to see the field.” Says it’s an ability to feel the spacing of his teammates and defenders.”
  • Harbaugh says they’re still evaluating Rashan Gary. “No status report to update.”
  • Harbaugh says on Dwumfour: “better than it (the injury) looked.”
  • Black: “Continuing to progress nicely.”
  • Harbaugh says Jalen Mayfield “is working through something, yeah.”
  • “The quarterback — Shea’s playing really well. Let me put it to you this way, my 7 year old daughter Katie, who doesn’t play sports — even Katie says the quarterback is playing really well!”
  • On trick plays, Harbaugh says he goes back to the old, old tape for what coaches have done before trick play wise.
  • “They still happen because an eye distraction, or a play that’s so good — those are the types of things that keep you up at night.”
  • On Gentry: “He’s progressing really well — everything you want in a TE.” He can block, catch, etc. “Got the speed you like to see, the athleticism you like to see. The thing that’s probably the next thing for him — (to be) one of the best tight ends — would be his yards after catch. Get the ball and create those yards — but I think that will come. Everything he’s done as a player has improved and developed.”
  • On Carlo Kemp and Chris Evans’ injury: “We’ll see! We’ll see how it looks this week. Hoping for the best!”
  • Tarik Black’s injury: “Same type, different foot.” Harbaugh says again, “Progressing, we’ll see today!”
  • On Wisconsin: “Both sides of the ball, they’re really good on both lines — going through that right now. Right now, it looks very difficult.”
  • On Hornibrook: “He has really good stature in the pocket and he can get hot. He throws those intermediate dig routes” and has great timing, as good as anybody. “Really good quarterback. Really good quarterbacks pose really big problems.”
  • “Really good players have the ability to make plays and (Jonathan) Taylor is a great player.”
  • “I like everything about Devin Bush.” Says he and Josh Metellus did an amazing job pre-snap at lining up the defense.
  • “I think (the team) is really excited for this game. The focus having the preparation down today.” Says they will study film on Wisconsin today (as they do every Monday).
  • Harbaugh says that playcalling is a collaborative process but “Pep is calling the majority of them.”
  • “Chase has been an animal this season. I don’t usually like to use human to animal analogies, but he’s been great. Just doing so many things. He’s a catalyst — really been a catalyst defensively. Plays every play all out. Bo used to have a saying, ‘Every man on every play’ and Chase is living that.”
  • On his spotlight: “The guys that know him when he was in high school say he hasn’t changed a bit.”
  • Harbaugh really throwing out the Harbaugh family colloquialisms today.
  • On being a grandfather: “You look at your grandson and it does not get much better than that.”

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