Speculating on how far along Morris actually is in the development process is sort of foolish, as it would purely be speculation. Media isn't allowed at practice. Ever. Michigan hasn't let that happen since 2011.
So here's what we can glean, reading between the lines a bit.
Morris has, according to the staff, come a long way since arriving on campus in July. He's gotten a better grasp of the offense as a whole, and some of the basic principles of running a college system against college speed.
But he's never seen live bullets, not really. He played late in a blowout against Central Michigan, gave one handoff midway through a loss at Penn State and led one drive in a lopsided loss at Michigan State.
That's about it. He's never been in the game, with everything on the line. He's never been asked to make plays and lead the huddle in the heat of the moment, against a fully locked-in defense for more than one snap.
And, on top of that, he's a very different quarterback from Gardner. That's not necessarily a bad thing if he's ready to play, but it's different. Meaning if he plays, Michigan's offense goes through a serious change.
The running game has to be present with Morris under center, as he's nowhere near as mobile as Gardner. The offensive line has to protect better for that very reason. There won't be ad-lib plays. The timing with receivers needs to be perfect. Everything Michigan's struggled with as an offense this season needs to be in step.
So, while we don't know what Morris would give Michigan in a real game situation, it's a safe bet the Wolverines are hoping for a healthy Gardner by the end of the week.