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Michigan officially announces Shea Patterson transfer

Jesse Reed
Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson

This was nothing more than a formality after Shea Patterson made his intentions clear last week, but Michigan formally announced the transaction Tuesday.

Last week, Patterson tweeted his decision to move on from Ole Miss to the University of Michigan, something that had previously been rumored to be on the horizon.

The transfer to Michigan makes so much sense, both from Patterson’s perspective to play for noted quarterback whisperer Jim Harbaugh, and from the team’s perspective needing a legitimate, tested quarterback. At this point it’s not known when Patterson will be able to play for the Wolverines, but we know he’ll be sporting the Maize and Blue.

Last season, before suffering a season-ending injury, Patterson completed 63.8 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards (8.7 per attempt) with 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

If he’s eligible to play for Michigan in 2018, Patterson will be competing with junior Brandon Peters and redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey for the starting job.