David Peters (Brandon's father) on Shea Patterson per Sam Webb

Submitted by Blue in Paradise on December 12th, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Sam Webb interviewed David Peters (Brandon's father) in regards to the Shea Patterson transfer and discussed on his show this morning.


  • The Patterson family were the ones to reach out to Michigan (we already knew that)
  • Harbaugh sat down with each of the QBs and commits to explain the situation
  • Michigan initially passed on Shea as they did not have a roster spot open at QB
  • After Wilton informed the staff about his grad transfer, Harbaugh reconsidered Patterson's interest to transfer
  • David Peters said that Michigan NEEDED ANOTHER QB for depth so of course they should go after the best available
  • David Peters said that his son was raised to compete and not run from a challenge
  • Brandon said that he doesn't care if they bring in 30 more QBs, nobody is taking the job from him


I hope this shuts up all the doom and gloomers and ends their concern trolling that Peters is going to transfer now that the Patterson transfer is official.  I never thought once that Peters was going to transfer in 2018 based on Patterson (2019 could be another story based on how the competition plays out).

Sam didn't mention McCaffrey but I can't imagine (given his family background) that he is scared of competition either - besides Patterson is two eligibility classes away from DCaff so that makes no sense in any case.

I am irrationally excited about 2018 and can't wait to see 3 stud QBs battle it out to be the starter next year.




December 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM ^

And why would they be? Harbuagh is 1-2 against Dantonio and we are 2-8 against them in the last decade.

MSU isn't scared of anything regarding UM.  

They are obsessed with UM and love putting the wood to the football and basketball teams, and talking crap on message boards, etc., and are annoying as hell with it, but they aren't scared.

Impetuous Pernell

December 12th, 2017 at 11:28 AM ^

I believe they are scared of being put back in their place on the football field and they know its just a matter of time before that happens. They are holding out hope and thats why they talk trash and spout off every chance they get. Basketball is a different story.


December 12th, 2017 at 11:39 AM ^

Nothing about Michigan football scares me anymore.

Harbaugh was supposed to spell their doom and look what has happened since then

2-1 against him

B1G title

A CoFoPO entrance

9-3 this year

Meanwhile, Michigan done nothing of significance really.  Couple of 3rd place finishes in the East, a win over a bad Florida team in a oh-hum bowl game 2 years ago....then...what? 

If I am a MSU fan, I shrug and laugh and continue to point to the results on the field because this wouldn't signal a "matter of time" to me - nothing has in the past decade.


December 12th, 2017 at 12:07 PM ^

Let me just go ahead and disagree with you on that one. 

They have been lucky with acts of God providing needed assists in their wins.  Being one season away from 3-9 should be enough to make that whole fanbase realize how precarious their own play is.

And they know that QB play is the difference maker when there is a talent disparity between the teams and those random acts of God don't intervene.  The odds going forward every year with Harbaugh at the helm and QB play from developed talent at that position will make wins against us less likely.  

Same thing regarding QB play with OSU.  They know they are due to start losing to us soon.  Just go to the O zone to see for yourself.  

All that said, it doesn't mean we'll win out every year against them, but you can't pretend like those fanbases don't get more concerned every year Harbaugh is still at Michigan.  


December 12th, 2017 at 12:16 PM ^

none of that matters to the MSU coaches and players.

Do you honestly believe they are sitting there in meetings, at practices, hell - just hanging out amongst themselves, and are saying to eachother how relieved they are they beat us? How they shouldn't have? 

Hell no! They believe they should have won and they did.  They aren't counting their blessings here.  

How many times over the past decade has this fan base said "THIS IS IT! This is the turning point.  MSU is over now!" and they continue to be a good program who consistently beats us? 

I am saing that is time we stop saying "this is it! MSU is over!" - we are the boy who cried wolf here.


December 12th, 2017 at 12:26 PM ^

You'd have to be crazy to think that Dantonini and Meyer haven't felt relief after playing us the last couple of years.  Both those teams won on some bullshit that likely wouldn't have been an issue in the first place if the QB play by UM were just a little bit better.

And that's without a QB like Shea transferring in.  We needed three QBs this year due to injury alone.  We won't be that unfortunate every year.  I suspect that if I'm sleeping more soundly with the knowledge that we have potentially three very good non-freshman QBs on the roster, then that means Dantoni and Meyer are not.


December 12th, 2017 at 12:30 PM ^

Meyer is an all-time great - arguably the best coach in college football.  That guy is not sitting up at night with cold sweats over Michigan.  He is 3-0 against Harbaugh and 6-0 overall.  

Dantonio is too big of an asshole to think beating Michigan isn't his birth rite.  

I honestly don't believe either is sacred.

Is Harbaugh scared of Indiana? We have beat them by very close margins the last few years - is Harbaugh scared to play Indiana next year? 

Frank Chuck

December 12th, 2017 at 2:54 PM ^

Meyer is 6-1 against Michigan and a number of those wins were extremely close games: 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017.

Despite the final score being 31-20, I included 2017 because we had a chance to win it when the score was 24-20, 3-4 minutes left, we had the ball and 2 timeouts. O'Korn's interception ended that hope...


December 12th, 2017 at 12:19 PM ^

LOL.  "More concerned every year Harbaugh is at UofM".   Frankly, the concern comes against OSU.   BTW, the "Act of God" cost us beating UofM by three scores plus.  I'd look at the score before the rain's came and after they did.   But I know that makes no difference to people looking for a lifeline.  And the other "act of god" speaking of lifelines, certainly occured when one staff had 11 guys with bad intentions to either rough the punter or block the punt, and the other staff, for reasons God only knows, after a timeout, decided to send 6 guys down field to cover that punt just incase that the nobody MSU had back there to return it, found someway to return it.  I'd say that was just a fluke, but when I see the same staff running play action passes down by 20 on 4th and 10, or throwing from OSU's endzone with an injured QB, I'm going to just go out on a limb and say it's not an act of God, but more a flaw in a staff. Either  with assistants or the guy who gives the final say.  


December 12th, 2017 at 12:03 PM ^

Look, I understand what you are saying, it's time to start actually doing something on the field, instead of continuing to talk about it during the off-season.  However, you lose me when you say, "Michigan done [sic] nothing of significance really" and then add the 3rd place drop, as the example.

Maybe it's time you come on out and represent Sparty, instead of being scared to do it.


December 12th, 2017 at 12:10 PM ^

why? I hate MSU. Just because I don't disparage their football team doesn't mean I am a closet Sparty fan.  Can you literally not take 1 piece of constructive criticism about this team?

The facts of the matter speak for themselves.  They have zero reason to fear anything about UM football team.

I am also confused by your confusion.  MSU one the B1G since Harbaugh has been here.  Michigan's best finish is 3rd in the East. That isn't subjective - that is fact.   How is using that reality not an acceptable example in the argument that Michigan has done little to nothing of significance (nationally)? If you don't win your Conference, or even your league in a 3 year period, you aren't doing much signicant.  I would love to hear the arguement otherwise - talking wins and losses on the field, not clips on summer ESPN about Harbaugh camps and stuff.  



December 12th, 2017 at 12:14 PM ^

Isn't a fact of the matter, it is regurgitated Sparty nonsense.  There is no way that a Michigan fan that lived through RR and Hoke looks at a first year Harbaugh team that went from 5-7 to 10-3 and says, "He hasn't really accomplished anything...3rd place".

Enjoy your Sparty "facts" and good luck in the Holiday Bowl.