The Michigan football team’s scheduled game against Maryland for Dec. 5 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, a program spokesperson confirmed. The news was first reported by Chris Balas of The Wolverine.
On Monday morning, the program announced it would pause all in-person team activities following presumptive positive COVID-19 tests. As PCR testing worked to confirm the results, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh met with reporters on Zoom. Much of the press conference consisted of questions regarding the Wolverines’ temporary shutdown, but Harbaugh was also asked about a number of pressing on-field issues.
The Michigan football team has paused all in-person activities due to COVID-19, as first reported by Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider.
The Daily confirmed that the pause is due to “a few presumptive positive (COVID-19) tests” from Monday morning. The Wolverines will begin holding all meetings virtually Monday afternoon as they wait for PCR test results to confirm positive tests discovered by daily antigen testing.
“Out of caution, we are holding all team activities virtually today,” a team spokesperson said.
When Cade McNamara led a 17-point comeback against Rutgers last week, it appeared the Michigan football team had found its answer at quarterback.
After an underwhelming two-week stretch for junior quarterback Joe Milton, McNamara did everything necessary to secure the Wolverines’ starting job, and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gave it to him against a winless Penn State team on Saturday. But in a 27-17 loss to the Nittany Lions, the Wolverines were doomed by erratic play from both Milton and McNamara.
The junior cornerback was asked about Penn State’s quarterbacks ahead of Saturday’s game, but Gray thought the question pertained to the Wolverines’ own quarterback situation. And a day after coach Jim Harbaugh declined to publicly name a starting quarterback, Gray let it slip.