This post is not about the coaching in today's game. I want to solely focus on Brandon Peters and whether or not he is still considered the favorite to start against Notre Dame next season.
Before today I was firmly in the "Peters will win the job" camp. I liked how he played in his limited time this season and watched enough Shea Patterson highlights to know that his game relied on improv and a bit of luck. However after watching the game today, I'm immediately changing my stance. Peters was very innacurate today. He made some good throws here and there, but many of his passes were either a little off or completely off. He also looked very unsure of himself at times, very indecisive. You cannot be a good quarterback at this level with that kind of innaccuracy and indecision. Also, and this is just how it appears to me, he seems a little too soft... I mean he left the game for one play because someone poked him in the eye... really. I have a hard time believing that he needed to come off the field. He also doesn't seem to shake off hits very well, laying on the ground for extended periods of time, which leads me to believe that he gets rattled easily and may have played into his indecision today.
Shea was largely an improvisational QB at Ole Miss but, considering the quality of Michigan's offensive line, that might be exactly what this team needs. I'm watching the UCF/Auburn game right now and Auburn is getting a ton of pressure on McKenzie Milton but they can't get to him because of his ability to avoid the rush and throw on the run (with some weird Matthew Stafford esque arm angles). Shea has a similar ability to make plays when the play breaks down. It's one of the reasons why he was considered a five star QB coming out of high school.
It's a long off season and anything can happen, but as of right now my money is on Shea Patterson winning the starting QB job over Brandon Peters.
EDIT: I thought that if I posed my question in a thought provoking way with some evidence to back up my opinion I might get some equally interesting comments. I can see I was wrong. All I've created here is more bile. I was foolish and I apologize for contributing to the poison infecting the board. It appears that even though this site is dedicated to a university as intelligent and respected as Michigan, this is still the internet.