Harbaugh: Black ‘practicing and doing well’ ahead of Penn State


Many didn’t notice, but Michigan sophomore wide receiver Tarik Black made his return from injury against Michigan State two weeks ago in U-M’s 21-7 victory over the Spartans.

He had zero receptions and only appeared on a couple snaps, yet Michigan’s top receiver coming into the season was on the field for the first time since fall camp.

“He’s practicing and doing well,” Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said on a 97.1 The Ticket radio appearance Wednesday morning. “He’s doing a really good job.”

For those wondering if Black will be available at full capacity on Saturday, when No. 5 Michigan hosts No. 14 Penn State, Harbaugh’s words should deliver optimism.

The 6-foot-3 sophomore is a deadly mismatch for Penn State’s defensive backs. Black is at least two inches taller than any of the starting defensive backs for the Nittany Lions.

The sophomore broke his foot a week before Michigan’s season opener and he broke the opposite foot last season against Cincinnati in Week 3 of the 2017 season.

He led the Wolverines in receptions before the injury sidelined him for the remainder of his true freshman season.

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