Michigan junior quarterback Shea Patterson is returning to U-M for his senior season, he told Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News.
“I think my original plan was to come here and help the team out as much as I could,” Patterson said in the exclusive interview. “The thoughts were maybe come out after one year, so I think there might have been some speculation there. At this point, I feel like everybody thinks I’m coming back. Excited to get that out there so they know.”
Patterson had an impressive junior campaign – his first at Michigan after transferring from Ole Miss – totaling 21 touchdowns to five interceptions.
Averaging over eight yards an attempt, Patterson’s return is monumental for U-M’s 2019 aspirations. He’s Jim Harbaugh’s first returning starter at quarterback since Wilton Speight in 2017.
”It’s going to be fun,” Patterson said.
Michigan travels to Atlanta next week for a Dec. 29 Peach Bowl affair with No. 10 Florida.