Michigan names starting QB for season opener vs. Notre Dame
Jim Harbaugh has named his starting quarterback for Michigan’s season opener against Notre Dame. As you might’ve guessed, Shea Patterson will be under center for the Wolverines.
Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press reported that Patterson would be the team’s starter for the Week 1 clash between Michigan and Notre Dame.
Official from Michigan: Shea Patterson will be its starting QB at Notre Dame.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 20, 2018
Patterson was expected to win the starting job all along, but Harbaugh, the coaching staff, and even a few outsiders said that Brandon Peters was giving the Ole Miss transfer a run for his money.
Ultimately, though, Patterson won out.
The Sept. 1 clash with the Fighting Irish will be the first game in a Michigan uniform for Patterson, who spent the last two seasons at Ole Miss. The former 5-star prospect threw for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns in seven games with the Rebels last fall.
Michigan and Notre Dame are meeting for the first time since 2014, with the Irish having won the last meeting 31-0.
The Week 1 matchup in South Bend will be the host site of ESPN’s College GameDay.