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Jim Harbaugh Says Michigan's 2-Quarterback System Is 'Biblical' And Based On King Solomon

For anyone who has ever used the refrain, "If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one," Jim Harbaugh basically just said you hate Jesus. So checkmate.

Harbaugh announced Michigan will use both JJ McCarthy and Cade McNamara at quarterback this season, with each starting one of the Wolverines' first two games. He went on to say this model is "biblical" and referenced King Solomon.

For those who may not be aware of the stories of King Solomon's wisdom in the Bible, the most notable involves him settling a dispute between two women who both claimed to be the mother of a baby. Solomon's proposed solution was to split the baby in half and give one half to each woman, knowing the child's real mother would rather lose it to a stranger than have it killed. Is Harbaugh hoping either McCarthy or McNamara will come into his office and offer the starting spot to the other, only to name the one willing to throw himself on the sword the starter? Solomon also wrote Proverbs 27:17 — "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" — which is probably what Harbaugh was talking about, but the former is a much better story.


Whatever Harbaugh's plan is, it's pretty ingenious to say any controversial decision you make is biblical. Then people have to either be on board with whatever you're doing or be anti-Bible. Take your pick.

If one of Michigan's quarterbacks turns up split in half anytime soon, you know what happened.