Jim Harbaugh commented on Michigan's quarterback situation heading into 2018 on Wednesday.
Michigan got some good news last week, as former five-star quarterback Shea Patterson announced his decision to transfer from Ole Miss to the Wolverines. But will he be the team's starting quarterback in 2018? That depends mostly on the NCAA.
Wednesday, after the first day of the early signing period, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about the team's starting quarterback situation. He told reporters that Brandon Peters is the starter and Dylan McCaffrey will be able to compete for the gig. He says he hasn't heard about Patterson's eligibility from the NCAA.
Here's how ESPN's Dan Murphy summed it all up.
Harbaugh said redshirt freshman Brandon Peters is currently the team's starting quarterback and expects him to enter spring practice with a mentality that no one will take that job from him. He expects former blue-chip prospect Dylan McCaffrey, who redshirted this past fall, to approach the offseason with the attitude that he's the best quarterback on campus. And he expects Patterson to come to Ann Arbor thinking "wait 'til they get a load of me."
Many believe that if Patterson is ruled eligible, Michigan will be a title contender in 2018.
Harbaugh, through three seasons at Michigan, has posted a 28-10 record with an 18-8 mark in the Big Ten. His Wolverines will take on South Carolina in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.