WATCH: CBS Sports analyst Aaron Taylor explains how Shea Patterson can 'save' Michigan's season
Rivals love to bring up that Michigan has yet to win its division under coach Jim Harbaugh. Could Ole Miss transfer QB Shea Patterson be the missing piece? CBS Sports college football analyst Aaron Taylor thinks Patterson will make a world of difference for the Wolverines in 2018.
“If he ends up being the player we saw at Ole Miss, he’s absolutely going to save that season,” Taylor says of Patterson.
Taylor notes that the Wolverines should be plenty experienced with 17 returning starters and should have another dominating defense under coordinator Don Brown. Of the two issues that have plagued Harbaugh at UM, Patterson takes care of one.
“Quarterback and offensive line… the two areas that have been a challenge for (Harbaugh at Michigan), Shea Patterson really helps him fix that,” Taylor said.
In two seasons at Ole Miss, Patterson played in 10 games, throwing for 3,139 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Taylor, a Notre Dame alum presumably, doesn’t want Patterson to save the day on Sept. 1 in South Bend.
The clip with Taylor’s thoughts on Patterson can be viewed below:
“If he ends up being the player we saw at Ole Miss, he’s absolutely going to save that season.”@AaronTaylorCFB believes that Shea Patterson could very well be Michigan’s savior. pic.twitter.com/wEVzcO7TtJ
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) August 15, 2018