Paul Finebaum thinks Shea Patterson can make a big difference for Michigan in a hurry.
On Monday, the quarterback announced his decision to transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan. The move sent ripples throughout the SEC and Big Ten, and it will be fascinating to see if the talented player can realize his promise under coach Jim Harbaugh.
Shortly after the news broke, the noted ESPN analyst used Twitter to write that Michigan can become a title contender next season if Patterson plays. Patterson was allowed to explore the possibility of a transfer after the NCAA gave its ruling on Ole Miss’ off-field issues from the Hugh Freeze era. The Rebels aren’t allowed to play in a bowl game next season after a self-imposed bowl ban this year.
Jim Harbaugh just poached one of the SEC's best QBs in Shea Patterson. If the NCAA allows him to play in 2018 the Wolverines become a title contender. #CFB
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 11, 2017
We’ll see if Patterson can lift Michigan fast.
Harbaugh could use positive results, especially after Michigan went 8-4 under him this season. The honeymoon has ended in Ann Arbor, so next season will be crucial for Harbaugh to deliver after much was expected from him following his arrival at the school before the 2015 campaign.
Keep your eyes peeled on Patterson and Michigan in the future.