Apr 13, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) passes the ball during the spring football game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Michigan QB spot open to competition this week

Michigan is evaluating “everything” before the Wolverines visit Rutgers on Saturday. That includes the starting quarterback position, head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.

On the heels of the program’s worst home loss since 1935, Michigan is taking a deep dive searching for answers to right the ship before the season is lost.

Harbaugh said he will evenly split reps with the first-team offense between quarterbacks in practice this week.

The Wolverines (1-3) face Rutgers and are just nine-point favorites after beating the Scarlet Knights 78-0 in 2016. Rutgers is 1-3 this season and 0-2 at home.

Quarterback Joe Milton threw interceptions on the Wolverines’ first two possessions and Wisconsin whipped Michigan 49-11. The Badgers rushed for more than 300 yards in the game.

Redshirt freshman Cade McNamara led Michigan on a four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive on his first possession in Saturday’s game and could start against Rutgers.

“That’s something we really have to look at. Did Joe understand the keys, where he was looking?” Harbaugh said. “Threw a ball, you know, right to another guy. … I think the first one, he was rolling out of the pocket, thought he threw a good ball. It was a contested catch, thought it should have been made, but it was tipped and they were very opportunistic and made the interception. The second one, threw it right to them. Didn’t have a lane, didn’t have a throw and made the throw anyway, and it got intercepted.”

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