How did 2018 go for the Michigan Wolverines?

It was good. Not great, but good.

Michigan went 10-3 while going 8-1 in B1G play. The Wolverines didn’t win the biggest games on the schedule, but QB Shea Patterson came in after his transfer and acclimated well.

Patterson completed almost 65 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,600 yards and 22 TD to just 7 INT. Patterson played well in 2018 and he’s back for 2019.

He is the leader of the team now and there isn’t a question about it. The job is his and the team is his.

At Big Ten Media Days on July 19, Michigan left guard Ben Bredeson talked about Patterson, saying, “He’s taking over and he’s doing a great job. He’s been a lot more assertive. It’s good to see. He’s done a great job; the entire team respects him and we’re just going to follow him no matter what.”

Bredeson isn’t the only one talking up Patterson, though.

Here’s what LB Khaleke Hudson said:

“He’s being a leader. He’s inspiring other quarterbacks and other guys on the team. He’s someone we trust to take us all the way. He’s our quarterback, the captain of our ship and we’re behind him every step of the way.”

The players believe in Patterson. It’s just a matter of whether or not he will take the Wolverines “all the way.”

Michigan begins its 2019 season on Aug. 31 at home against Middle Tennessee.