ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30: Erik Magnuson #78 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to make the block during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan has a 305-pound entrant into its quarterback race


For the second consecutive season, Michigan's quarterback situation is unsettled during the team's fall training camp. This year, however, the Wolverines have a "sleeper" candidate for the job.

That candidate is fifth-year senior offensive lineman Erik Magnuson.

Okay, the "candidacy" comes with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but Magnuson took to Instagram to announce his new role in the team's offense and it was met with great fanfare.


On one hand, it is amusing to see a Michigan athlete poking fun at his team's situation. Magnuson is one of the older, more experienced players on the team that can seemingly get away with this type of move and, because there is no firm quarterback at the helm, it is more amusing than anything else.

Conversely, it does shine a light on the quarterbacks who are in place and someone, somewhere is likely going to condemn Magnuson's actions as a result.

That will not happen in this space. This is awesome, and Erik Magnuson created fans everywhere with this brilliant piece of social media work.