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Taylor Lewan has '100 percent faith' in Russell Bellomy

Despite Bellomy's struggles in Week 9, the Wolverines offensive lineman has confidence that the redshirt freshman can get the job done.

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan Wolverines backup quarterback Russell Bellomy was thrust into action against the Nebraska Cornhuskers last Saturday and struggled mightily, but Wolverines offensive lineman Taylor Lewan is confident that the redshirt freshman signal-caller can get the job done, according to Kyle Meinke of Michigan Live.

Bellomy entered the 23-9 loss to the Cornhuskers after starter Denard Robinson suffered a nerve injury in his elbow, and completed 3-of-16 passes and threw three interceptions. Lewan has his quarterback's back. "I have 100 percent faith in Russell," Lewan told Michigan Live on Monday. "I think Russell is in a tough situation. Any person that thinks they could have done a better job -- they couldn't have. I mean, 90,000 fans in red shirts screaming at you, and you're a redshirt freshman, that's a tough situation. All the things being told about Russell, I don't appreciate it."

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke expects Robinson to be back in action when the Wolverines (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Week 10, but noted that Bellomy will get extra snaps in practice as a precautionary measure.