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Michigan sophomore QB Shea Patterson is confident he'll be able to play for the Wolverines in 2018.

Patterson announced his decision to transfer to the Michigan on Monday, and the former five-star prospect sounds like he's sure he'll be able to help the Wolverines next year. "From what I’m hearing, I’m pretty sure that I will be able to play next year," Patterson said to the Toledo Blaze. If he is able to play, it's a huge boon for the Michigan offense, as he's a massive improvement over Brandon Peters Dylan McCaffrey. If he doesn't win his appeal to play, he'll sit out a year and be the likely starter in 2019.
Dec 14 - 12:05 PM

Michigan redshirt senior RB Ty Isaac will play in the school's bowl game.

Isaac was far from the school's start this season, seeing just 88 carries in eight games this season. He did act as the lead ball carrier in some, but an undisclosed situation kept him out of four games to end the season.
Dec 13 - 10:33 AM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Michigan.

Jim Harbaugh must have pulled out all the stops during Patterson's weekend visit to Ann Arbor, because Patterson has ended his abrupt re-recruitment, well, abruptly. Patterson (6'2/203), a former five-star prospect and the No. 1-ranked QB in the class of 2016, is on the move following sanctions the NCAA recently handed down to Ole Miss due to a series of infractions. Those sanctions came with a 2018 bowl ban, which permitted Rebel seniors to transfer without sitting out a year. Patterson isn't a senior, but he and other Rebel non-seniors figure to argue to the NCAA that they were misled about the severity of potential penalties facing the program by former HC Hugh Freeze during recruitment. If Patterson's eligibility waiver is granted by the NCAA, his move is a potential 2018 sea changer. If the waiver is denied, Patterson will sit out in 2018 (he'd be a redshirt junior in 2019) and redshirt freshman Brandon Peters and true freshman Dylan McCaffrey will vie for the starting job.
Dec 11 - 1:53 PM

Michigan redshirt senior DL Maurice Hurst is the highest rated All-American on the Pro Football Focus All-American team.

Hurst (6'2/280) has an overall rating of 96.9, which is just above Oklahoma senior QB Baker Mayfield's 96.2. He led all interior rushers with 48 pressures, and he also had a rating above 90 against the run; the only defensive tackle to do so. Hurst hasn't announced if he'll be playing the Outback Bowl against South Carolina or not, but either way, he should be a top 100 selection, possibly going in the first two rounds.
Dec 7 - 10:33 PM

Michigan redshirt senior DL Maurice Hurst has not yet decided whether he will play in the team's Outback Bowl showdown with South Carolina on New Year's Day.

Hurst (6'2/280) said that he would discuss the bowl with his family before making a final decision. The redshirt senior has turned in a career-best statistical season this year, putting up 58 tackles (13.0 for loss), 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Looking past the Outback Bowl, Hurst has accepted an invitation to play in January's Senior Bowl, the premier postseason stage for draft evaluation. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell believes Hurst will be selected before the end of Day 2 (Rds. 2-3) in the spring. The analyst does not rule out the possibility that he could be drafted in the first round.
Dec 7 - 2:59 PM

The Wolverine is reporting that Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson is visiting Michigan on Saturday.

Patterson (6'2/203) is expected to visit the school on Saturday, and take in the UCLA-Michigan basketball game that day. Perhaps the "juiciest" part of the story is that there are reports that Patterson and his brother Sean are a "package" deal. Sean currently serves as senior player personnel analyst at Ole Miss, and Michigan is reportedly looking for a way to creatively bring him onto the staff. It's also been reported that Patterson would like to make his decision before December 20. This could all get very interesting, if it's not interesting already.
Dec 4 - 6:18 PM

Michigan freshman WR Tarik Black (foot) is unlikely to play in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina on Jan. 1.

Wolverines HC Jim Harbaugh said Sunday that Black is healthy enough to practice with the team during its bowl preparations this month, but that the program would like to save his redshirt. "He could probably play, but he's already played in (three) games this year and (could still) get this year back as a medical redshirt," Harbaugh said. "So, as I sit here now, I'd probably say Tarik wouldn't play. We'd get the year back." It's the right long-term play. The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Black had 11 catches for 149 yards and a score in his first three college games. He'll have four years of eligibility remaining starting next year if he doesn't play against the Gamecocks.
Dec 4 - 3:50 PM

Michigan redshirt freshman QB Brandon Peters has cleared the concussion protocol.

As such, he'll return to his post as starter as the team prepares for its bowl game. Peters suffered the head injury on Nov. 18 against Wisconsin and then missed the regular season finale against Ohio State.
Dec 4 - 2:55 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson has been given permission to contact other programs regarding a potential transfer.

Patterson (6'2/203) has reportedly been granted his request to explore transfer options, but won't be allowed to head off to another SEC program, nor will he be allowed to transfer to a program which Ole Miss plays in the next two years. While he would need a waiver request from the NCAA to play immediately next season, Rivals' Chase Parham reports that "the NCAA would possibly be lenient with waiver requests involving Ole Miss non-seniors" due to the sanctions levied against the program on Friday -- the Rebs will be banned from bowl play for a second consecutive year in 2018. Michigan appears to be the front-runner to land him should he push forward more substantively with the transfer, while USC and UCLA are also looking to be in play. The five-star sophomore missed the final month-plus of the current season after tearing the PCL in his right knee near the end of October. A move here from the uber-talented gunslinger has the potential to change the CFB landscape.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 2 - 2:41 PM

Michigan has blocked senior QB Wilton Speight from transferring to Big Ten programs or non-conference opponents on the school's schedule.

The non-conference schedule includes Notre Dame, Western Michigan and Southern Methodist. Speight hopes to enroll in January, so he is not joining the Wolverines at their bowl game.
Dec 2 - 10:03 AM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Maurice Ways will transfer as a graduate.

Ways (6'3/210) was a three-star recruit in Michigan's 2014 class under then-HC Brady Hoke. He made minimal impact during his time with the Wolverines, registering eight catches for 71 yards. He'll have one year of eligibility remaining to his fair name when he finds his eventual transfer home. As a graduate transfer, he'll be able to play immediately come the start of the 2018 season.
Nov 29 - 7:00 PM

Michigan redshirt sophomore QB Alex Malzone will transfer.

A native of Michigan, Malzone was a four-star recruit in the class of 2015. He becomes the second Wolverine quarterback to announce transfer intentions this week, following Wilton Speight. Malzone never threw a pass for Michigan. And with Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey on the roster and four-star recruit Joe Milton about to join them, he wasn't likely to make a move up the depth chart anytime soon.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 29 - 3:02 PM

247Sports' Sam Webb reports that Michigan freshman T JaRaymond Hall will transfer.

Hall (6'5/280) landed as ESPN 300's No. 169 overall prospect coming out of high school over the winter. Despite his immense physical gifts, he was unable to make a dent on the depth chart this season and did not play in a game during the campaign. Webb relays that Iowa State and Arizona are two programs which should be seriously watched for Hall's transfer. Regardless of where he winds up, he'll have to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA regulations. Three years of eligibility will await Hall come the start of the 2019 campaign.
Source: 247Sports
Nov 28 - 10:58 PM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Drake Harris will transfer as a graduate.

Harris (6'4/188) began his career with the Wolverines as a receiver, but shifted over to the secondary this past offseason. However, injuries in the Michigan receiving corp forced a move back to wideout during the current season. He finishes his career in Ann Arbor having caught three passes for 21 yards. As a graduate transfer, Harris will be eligible to play immediately when the 2018 season boots up next fall.
Nov 28 - 7:41 PM

Michigan redshirt senior DL Maurice Hurst has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Hurst (6'2/280) has been among the most effective run-stoppers of any interior defensive lineman in the country, and also has picked up 5.5 sacks. A likely early day-two pick could become a candidate for the first round if he performs well against the Senior Bowl offensive lineman.
Nov 27 - 5:53 PM


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