Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey, Brother of Panthers Star Christian McCaffrey, To Transfer

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It was a good-news, bad-news day for Michigan.

The Wolverines will get to play football this fall. But they'll be doing so without potential starting quarterback Dylan McCaffrey and No. 1 receiver Nico Collins.

McCaffrey, who was in a battle with Joe Milton for the starting job under center, has opted out of the season and is prepared to transfer, according to multiple reports. He'll have two years of eligibility remaining.

Collins, meanwhile, has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus and will forego his final season to prepare for the NFL draft, according to Sports Illustrated. He caught 37 passes for 729 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns last season.

Collins joins starting tackle Jalen Mayfield and starting CB Ambry Thomas among Michigan's players who have opted out this season to focus on the NFL.

Running back Christian Turner has also opted out due to concerns about COVID-19.

With McCaffrey out of the quarterback picture, Milton will be Michigan's starter to open the season, assuming he can hold off redshirt freshman Cade McNamara.

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