With Wilton Speight on the shelf, the Michigan Wolverines had to rely on backup quarterback John O'Korn on Saturday. Things didn't exactly go well for the young man. More on that later, but first…
John O'Korn is apparently a huge fan of basketball. More specfically, a certain niche area of the game. Something specialized once by the likes of Vlade Divac, but now being mastered by folks like Duke Blue Devils talent Grayson Allen.
No. Not tripping. We are talking about the art of the flop.
Here is Michigan QB John O'Korn flopping as if he's been shot by a sharpshooter. Mind you, he isn't anywhere near being touched.
For those wondering why O'Korn is playing football, as opposed to starring in movies, Speight was injured during the first quarter against Purdue on Sept. 23 when he was hit awkwardly by a defender while on the ground.
Prior to the injury, the original starting Michigan QB had completed 54.3 percent of his passes on the season for 581 yards and three touchdowns prior to the injury. He has since been replaced by backup John O’Korn, who helped the Wolverines rally to a 28-10 win against the Boilermakers.
That is where the fun ends.
O’Korn started against Michigan State on Saturday, going 16-for-35 for 198 yards and three interceptions in the game. Michigan’s offense was awful.
To recap: Michigan is on its backup QB, who flopped worse than the movie Waterworld, and the Wolverines lost to Michigan State. So, uh, yeah this all happened in one day.