Shea Patterson’s transfer from Ole Miss to Ann Arbor gave the Michigan football program the quarterback it has been searching for.
However, unless the former Rebels standout is able to receive a waiver from the NCAA, he will be forced to sit out the 2018 season in order to satisfy transfer rules.
But according to Patterson, he seems on the path to receive immediate eligibility.
“From what I’m hearing, I’m pretty sure that I will win that and be able to play next year,” Patterson told Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade. “If I don’t, I’ll work as hard as I can learning the offense and I’ll be playing the year after.”
Patterson left Ole Miss after its latest round of NCAA sanctions which included a postseason ban.
Because his main goal was to win a national championship, Patterson decided that it was time to leave the Rebels and he viewed Jim Harbaugh’s squad as a great opportunity to bring home the title he is looking for.
“One of my main goals was to win a national championship,” Patterson said. “At Ole Miss, I didn’t have the opportunity to do that. Things didn’t shake out the way I planned – Coach (Hugh Freeze) got fired, the two-year bowl ban. I couldn’t look back on it after college and say I never got an opportunity for something like that.”
The Wolverines will be eager to get Patterson on the field as soon as possible.
[H/T: the Score]