Michigan makes the call: Paulus can have the ball in the fall if he wants it

Former Duke basketball player Greg Paulus has been given an opportunity to join Michigan’s football team and compete for the starting quarterback job this fall.

Paulus, a former All-American quarterback in high school, visited Michigan’s final practice of the spring Tuesday in Ann Arbor. He did not throw or work out for Wolverines coaches.

“There has been an opportunity given there,” Paulus said Thursday morning on a conference call with reporters. “I thought it was a really good visit. It was really helpful to get to be on a campus and meet with coach [Rich] Rodriguez and see the system and understand what types of opportunities are out there.”

The four-year point guard is scheduled to graduate from Duke in June.

Since Paulus did not redshirt for the basketball team, he has one year of eligibility remaining in another sport. And since he will complete his degree in four years, he can go to graduate school elsewhere and compete immediately.

Paulus said he can only play for Football Bowl Subdivision teams, ruling out a move to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly
NCAA Division I-AA).

from espn.com