Shea Patterson after Peach Bowl loss: 'We're going to come back and work our asses off'
There really wasn’t too much to say after Michigan’s 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl. It was an extremely disappointing end to a once-promising season.
Michigan was outscored 28-5 in the second half in Atlanta, finishing the year 10-3 and losing a third straight bowl game. Jim Harbaugh dropped to 1-9 against top 10 opponents at Michigan and the Wolverines ended with back-to-back losses.
A combination of mental mistakes and key players sitting out — four Wolverines skipped the Peach Bowl — led to the embarrassing loss in Atlanta. Quarterback Shea Patterson didn’t have much of an explanation after the game.
“All around, just need to make plays and trust the process and the game plan,” Patterson said. “I think, without Karan [Higdon] — not any knock to any other running back, he was just the offensive leader and contributed a lot in the rushing game.
“What else is there to say? We’re gonna come back and work our asses off in the spring and we’re gonna go from there.”
Michigan’s knock in the Harbaugh era has been its inability to win the big game. With one win against 10 top 10 opponents, a 1-3 mark in bowl games and an 0-4 record against Ohio State, Saturday’s outcome certainly didn’t help that perception.
For Michigan and Harbaugh, it’s back to the drawing board. The Wolverines return a lot of talent offensively but are losing a good chunk of its defensive production.
Will the Wolverines finally get things figured out in 2019?