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Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight out for season with collarbone injury

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MGoBlog.com reports that the Wolverines will be without their starter Saturday when Indiana comes to town.

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Big news out of Ann Arbor this afternoon. Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight will miss the Indiana game -- and the rest of the season -- after going down with a collarbone injury during the Wolverines' first loss of the season in Iowa City on Saturday.

From MGoBlog's Brian Cook:

Per a source, Wilton Speight has broken his collarbone and is out for the remainder of the regular season. Depending on the exact nature of the issue it is possible he could return for the bowl game.

FWIW, when Tony Romo broke his collarbone last year he was projected to be out eight weeks, and was supposed to be out 6-8 after collarbone surgery in May. Speight had a bad collarbone break in high school—that's why he's a year older than most of his class—and may be in line for a similar surgery.

Michigan will almost certainly go with John O'Korn in Speight's stead; in scattered snaps this year he's 13/18 for 114 yards and two TDs. O'Korn's mobile enough to incorporate some designed QB runs, so we've got that going for us.

Michigan is a 28.5 point favorite over Indiana on Saturday.