Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson repeatedly has said during the season his experience with the Wolverines has been the best of his football life.
With that in mind, Patterson has decided to return to the Wolverines for his final year of eligibility, he told The Detroit News on Friday.
“I think my original plan was to come here and help the team out as much as I could,” Patterson, who transferred from Ole Miss a year ago, told The News. “The thoughts were maybe come out after one year, so I think there might have been some speculation there. At this point, I feel like everybody thinks I’m coming back. Excited to get that out there so they know.”
Patterson, named the team’s top offensive player, led the Wolverines to a 10-2 record and a spot in the New Year’s Six Peach Bowl against Florida on Dec. 29. Michigan won 10 straight after losing the season opener at Notre Dame by a touchdown but lost in the regular-season finale to Ohio State and missed out on the Big Ten title game and national playoff.