Coach Jim Harbaugh not even releasing University of Michigan football roster yet

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By LARRY LAGE

AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh is playing games.

Entering his third season in charge of college football’s winningest program, he’s refusing to unveil his roster until three days before No. 11 Michigan kicks off the season against No. 17 Florida in Texas.

And he won’t say whether returning starter Wilton Speight or seldom-used senior John O’Korn will take the first snap Saturday against the Gators at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

“Have not heard Florida announce who their starting quarterback would be,” Harbaugh said Monday. “We’d love to have that information. No, we’re not announcing our starting quarterback. People make a lot of a big deal about our roster or not announcing a starting quarterback.”

NJ Advance Media, attempting to identify New Jersey natives playing in the Big Ten, submitted a Freedom Of Information Act request to obtain the Wolverines’ roster. The list was not published online or printed on paper when the team had spring practice or reported for training camp this summer.

Harbaugh is holding to his plan to “determine and publicize” the final roster on Wednesday.