Sheridan to start at QB, McGuffie at RB for Michigan

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Former walk-on Nick Sheridan will start at quarterback for Michigan in today's season opener against Utah. Sheridan and redshirt freshman Steven Threet had been competing for the starting job throughout training camp. True freshman Sam McGuffie will start at running back ahead of classmate Michael Shaw.

The son of a former Michigan defensive assistant, Sheridan appeared in two games last season and did not attempt a pass. Threet, who came out of spring ball with a slight edge in the competition, has never appeared in a college game after transferring to Michigan from Georgia Tech. Coach Rich Rodriguez expects both quarterbacks to play today.

Other previously undetermined starters include wide receiver Greg Mathews, right guard David Moosman, center David Molk, tight end Carson Butler and wide receiver Darryl Stonum.