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Rodriguez mum on Threet, talks other QBs

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez doesn't want to discuss quarterback Steven Threet's decision to transfer, telling me earlier Tuesday, "We don't talk much about the guys that aren't here. I'm tickled to death with the players in our program."

Rodriguez was a little more forthcoming about those players, including quarterbacks Tate Forcier, Nick Sheridan and David Cone. All three will begin competing for the top spot Saturday when Michigan opens spring drills.

Check Friday's blog for a more complete assessment of Michigan's offense from Rodriguez, but here's an appetizer regarding the quarterback situation, which many believe is back at square one with Threet gone.

"Nick Sheridan played in some games for us last year and played pretty well at times, so it's not the same situation as last year," Rodriguez said. "And yet, we're not nearly as experienced as you'd like to be at quarterback. But I've always felt if a guy's ready to win with, he's ready to win with, whether he's a first-year player or fourth-year player. Our job is to try to get them ready to win with."