Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson announced his plans to return to the Wolverines for the 2019 college football season. According to several reports earlier in the month, Patterson was undecided about his future, but appeared to be leaning towards entering the draft.
Clearly something changed his mind. Patterson spoke with Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News and revealed why he made the decision to return to the Wolverines.
He said the loss to Ohio State had a significant impact on his decision:
“I’ve been thinking about it for the past month, ever since after that game. I just thought to myself there’s no way in hell I’m leaving this place on that note. Regardless of a draft grade, whatever the case may be, I would never end my career with an opportunity to come back with a loss to that team. That’s the one thing that has ignited me. I think one of the biggest things that impacted me coming back – one of them – was that last game in Columbus.”
You can read Patterson’s full interview here.
This is huge news for a Wolverines program that was very close to the College Football Playoff this season. Patterson’s return, and the loss of Urban Meyer for Ohio State might finally give Michigan the upper hand it needs.