Wilton Speight Has Been Barred by Michigan to Transfer to Any 2018 Wolverine Opponent

By Johnny Ginter on December 2, 2017 at 10:58 am
Former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight

Wilton Speight achieved galaxy-brain status when he decided to get the hell out of the quarterbacking tire fire that is Ann Arbor for the 2018 season. As a graduate transfer, he's eligible to play immediately, which is cool and good and fine, except for the University of Michigan, who has balked at the prospect of him facing him as an opponent.

From John Taylor of NBCSports.com:

...in addition to the six other teams in the Big Ten East as well as 2018 cross-divisional foes Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern, the quarterback will also be barred from transferring to 2018 non-conference opponents Notre Dame, Western Michigan and SMU.

Speight seemed pretty positive about the whole thing on Twitter, but there are two schools of thought here: on one hand, it totally makes sense that Michigan would want to prevent Speight from taking both his talents and knowledge of the Michigan offense to a future opponent. On the other hand, Speight is a human being who should be able to decide to go wherever the hell he wants because this is still ostensibly an amateur sport, and he's not a salaried employee.

Here's hoping for a fortuitous bowl matchup.

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