Sam Webb Says Michigan now interested in Shea Patterson

Submitted by Tedbossman on December 1st, 2017 at 8:17 PM
Michigan now interested, along with the schools out west. All compliance offices of interested suitors are trying to see if he can become immediately eligible. Webb also says some Ole Miss players have retained legal counsel in an effort for immediate eligibility, though he says he’s not sure if Patterson is among them. Why the change? IMO likely tied to Speights decision. *Title edit for clarity



December 1st, 2017 at 9:09 PM ^

They are not ahead of him. They are even with him. I believe he would have to sit out a year, but then it is a even competition. Harbaugh is tired of weak QB play and wants another Andrew Luck type to start destroying the big ten east. Osu insiders allready believe he is headed here.

If Michigan had a good QB the last two years they would have two big ten championships, especially last year. Harbaugh is here to win championships not worry about hurt feelings or entitlements.


December 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 AM ^

Be that guy,, "no entitlements." What moves he makes with the offensive coacking staff this off season will show how much he is willing to do, to win titles.

Dont want him to "cheat" to win at all costs. But do want to see that ultra competitive spirit ( i.e., laser tag coach, 2 hour pickup b-ball game coach, etc) back to 100%. He seems to have toned that down this year with the young team and the refs. Recent posts have shown we are getting boned by the big 10 and the refs, anyway. I would rather see him yell, scream and throw things when the refs screw us over again and again, than the more controlled coach he has tried to be this year.


December 2nd, 2017 at 8:21 AM ^

And what if he does nothing with the coaching staff?  Why should he change the staff when they just out-schemed the bejeezus out of OSU?  Are they supposed to make championship players out of tuna fish?  And you didn't see him yelling all over the sideline in the OSU game?

Sorry that you think he doesn't care as much...


December 2nd, 2017 at 3:17 PM ^

Our offensive gameplan was great against OSU, but that can not be said over the course of the season. My biggest coaching qualm is someone on our staff had to of said something like this,

"Hey...let's run a 4 or 5 wide passing spread with all freshmen receivers even though our TEs >>>> WRs. Oh and we might not have any QB that can handle it...and even though our run blocking is >>>> pass blocking this passing spread is will be awesome, because I said so. And you remember that power run game we got good at last year?... yeah let's stop doing that."

Ulizio starting and continuing to play so long over JBB and Peters not being at least your #2 QB from the start of the year were 2 major coaching errors this season as well.

Our offense finally started somewhat clicking when *surprise* we went back to our power run game, put our more talented QB in, upgraded our RT, and scrapped most of the passing spread offense we spent the entire offseason installing.


Sten Carlson

December 2nd, 2017 at 3:35 PM ^

I disagree. Schematically, the plan wears work in that it was getting players glaringly open, but the QB’s weren’t able to hit those open guys. How many UFR’s did we see with serious question marks about why WS or JOK didn’t hit Perry or another WIDE OPEN guy?

You’re reatcing to the execution, not the play design. How many times were guys in here screaming to simplify the scheme, to dumb it down, etc. Every year play that doesn’t work isn’t a bad play call. Sometimes it’s just a better defensive call, a RPS, or often times the player(s) just didn’t execute properly. I’m not saying that bad calls weren’t made — every staff makes them. But, this idea that when the staff calls a play that gets what they want and the QB cannot hit the WR/TE or the RB makes the wrong cut it’s on the staff is ludicrous.

Speight has the yips, JOK was mostly inept, but the plays were there. That, to me, is what was so frustrating about this season offensively. Teams were loading up a daring the QB fo beat them, and the staff was calling plays that would beat them, but the QB’s couldn’t get the ball out in time nor on target. BP looking better was a function of simply doing both of those better.


December 5th, 2017 at 1:58 PM ^

The buckeye game was the only one I believe we consistently had wide open receivers. Most the season I saw many complaints on how none of our receivers can get open and that was answered with "freshmen WR always suck." I generally agree with that quote too. With the stupid zoomed in camera most games we rarely get to see how good receivers are at actually getting open however. But I remember way less open holes and open guys than you do.

I believe the execution sucked most of the year but the only game where we completely out schemed a defense was ohio, where the execution brutally led to our execution.

BP looking better was a function of him simply being better.

You Only Live Twice

December 1st, 2017 at 8:40 PM ^

Can we please just acknowledge that?

Without him, there are a few more Ls instead of Ws.  

John O'Korn is a needed backup in our bowl game, after that he is graduating and moving on.  I've never seen him mail it in, in any snap in any game he played for us.  The mistakes he made have been highlighted, analyzed, and complained about to a degree where most of us would have lost our minds under that kind of pressure.  

We wish him every success, thank him for what he has contributed, and focus on the future.


The Fugitive

December 1st, 2017 at 8:50 PM ^

Indiana twice and Purdue. That's literally it. I'm not very impressed by that.

I didn't knock his effort or character as a human being.  I think he's a great guy and you can check my comment history for verification of that.  All I'm saying is that we need better players and you can never have too many at that position.

Please reference Michigan's QBs post Henne.  It's bleak, man. 


December 2nd, 2017 at 12:05 AM ^

Okorn and Speight seem like great guys. They can stop over anytime they want, eat my food and drink my beer, but without being critical I am glad neither will be Michigan's QB next year. I wish they both would have performed better, but there is a reality. 

Hope they have great lives and prosper. They are moving on and so should we. Everyone is going to be critical and that is the nature of the beast. It is only about football though and I hope they always realize that. I don't hate on them, but theybetter leave me some food though.

We are all on the same team, but after the frustration goes away, you realize it is just a game and you wish the team would have won more for them then anything else. I just want some real dispicable osu fans shut up  and you guys know what i am talking about.

Good luck to Okorn and Speight. You guys may get criticized, but I don't think there is anyone who does'nt respect these guys.


December 1st, 2017 at 8:25 PM ^

mentioned some players have retained attorneys to try and figure out how the students could be immediately eligible to play. Something to watch going forward.


December 1st, 2017 at 8:36 PM ^

I thought by them retaining the interim coach, they would keep some of the players on the team for next season...guess they are starting to head for the nearest exit after the sanctions came down today.


December 1st, 2017 at 8:29 PM ^

I don't understand not going after him. Peters/Mcaffery are probably going to be good but what if somebody gets injured? What if Shea Patterson is better than both? We've only had one month of good qb play under Harbaugh in November 2015 so I'd rather have too many qbs than not enough qbs.

Ghost of Fritz…

December 2nd, 2017 at 7:41 AM ^

had been able to keep his play at the level it was at before Iowa 2016 (and also remain injury free), M would have played in two Big Ten CC games. 

People can quibble about what "good" means, but October 2016 Speight level play from the QB position and Michigan would probably have made the playoffs last year and be a win away from the playoffs this ear. 


December 1st, 2017 at 9:07 PM ^

Speight had 4 great games last year and they all came against bad teams. The rest of the season he was average. An unspectacular quarterback who saved his mistakes for the biggest games of the year.

But with every passing day the legend of Wilton Speight grows because of Brian. By the end of next year we will be talking about him like he was Peyton Manning.