Yet another starting Michigan player has decided to sit out the Peach Bowl.
Graduate senior right tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty will skip the Wolverines’ bowl matchup against Florida, according to a team spokesperson.
No RT Juwann Bushell-Beatty this week. He elected not to play in the Peach Bowl, per UM spokesman.
Andrew Stueber/Jalen Mayfield here working at tackle.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 26, 2018
Bushell-Beatty started all but one game for Michigan this year — he was unable to play in the season finale against Ohio State after suffering an injury the previous week. With the 6-foot-6, 318-pounder sidelined, the Wolverines will turn to sophomore Andrew Stueber and freshman Jalen Mayfield to man the right side of the line.
Michigan was already without three key players heading into Saturday’s Peach Bowl. NFL draft-bound running back Karan Higdon, linebacker Devin Bush and defensive tackle Rashan Gary had all previously announced they would miss the bowl game, though the latter two were influenced by injuries.
No. 10 Florida may be able to take advantage of the No. 7 Wolverines’ backups when the teams clash at noon ET on Saturday in Atlanta.