Michigan junior quarterback JJ McCarthy walked up to the lectern to meet the media. Apart from working on every aspect of his game, overhauling his body has also been a priority for him this off-season.
While the benefits have been noticeable, the impact is too significant to put into words.
“I was playing at 193 last year and now I’m around 207, 205, that range fluctuates,” McCarthy said. “Herb has definitely done a good job and so has the outside influence, definitely. It’s just helping me grow. Bigger, stronger, faster. Every single year just trying to improve in those areas of my game.” I’m doing it. I don’t know how it’s going.” To improve it but I know it’s going to get better.”
McCarthy enters Spring in a different frame of mind. Not only is he one of the leaders of the offense, but he is also the clear starter going forward with Jim Harbaugh acknowledging that it was up to him to lead his team.
Off the depth chart, McCarthy also enters this cycle with his health at stake.
Having missed a good part of the spring with a shoulder injury last year, those woes and fears of rehab are behind him.
Now, he can focus on what he does best this spring.
“It’s been absolutely wonderful,” McCarthy said. “Just comfortable. It feels like everything is in harmony. To be able to be solid as a man, it’s an absolute honor. I’m glad I worked to get to that position. It’s so It’s been easy to be on the same page with friends that I know I’m going to be in this season. Just building chemistry has been amazing. Definitely, this spring has been great.”
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