Michigan may be 2-0, but if you read headlines about how the Wolverines have looked in 2019, it would appear as though the maize and blue are 0-2.
The ship has sailed. It’s over. When is Jim Harbaugh going to be kicked out of town?
However, that’s not really the case. The Wolverines haven’t been at 100 percent health-wise and are undergoing a change schematically on offense with a new offensive coordinator in Josh Gattis.
Army, a season ago, went to Norman, Okla. and took the Sooners to overtime. Army wasn’t going to be a push-over, no matter what Vegas says.
Regardless, Gattis talked to the media on Monday about his QB1, Shea Patterson. Getting back to the topic of health, Patterson hasn’t been feeling perfectly well this season:
“He’s been banged up a little bit the last two weeks with an oblique, something he’s struggled with since the first play against Middle Tennessee,” Gattis said. “That had no effect on his decision making from that standpoint. Every read for a quarterback is about numbers, angles, how tight and wide defenders are, so there’s a lot of things that go into play there.
“Shea made some good decisions and obviously had some he wishes he could have had back, so we’ll continue to correct those.”
Gattis isn’t going to bad-talk Patterson. He knows his signal caller hasn’t been 100 percent this season, and yet, Michigan is 2-0. Will Patterson get better? That’s the expectation.
The question, however, may be can he get healthier — and better — by the time Michigan travels to take on Wisconsin in Week 4 — following a bye in Week 3?
We’ll find out on Sept. 21.