The Michigan Wolverines have named their starting quarterbacks for the first two games of the 2022 season, according to a statement from coach Jim Harbaugh on Saturday. Cade McNamara will start against Colorado State, while J.J. McCarthy will be the starter versus Hawaii.
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“Coming out of camp, I just feel like we have two quarterbacks, Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy, that we feel very confident that we can win a championship with either of those two behind center,” Harbaugh said.
After the Week 2 matchup against Hawaii, Harbaugh said the team will make a decision going into Week 3 on who will be the starting and backup quarterback.
Last season, McNamara threw for 2,576 yards, posting a 64.2 percent completion rate and 15 touchdowns. McCarthy, a sophomore, went 34-for-59 in 2021 for 516 yards and five touchdowns.
Michigan’s opening game against Colorado State is Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. ET. The Wolverines play Hawaii on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
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