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New Update On Shea Patterson's Potential Eligibility At Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NCAA has yet to rule on the potential eligibility of Shea Patterson at Michigan. Here's the latest on his potential status.

The Toledo Blade's Kyle Rowland has new details on what is going on with the former Ole Miss quarterback. The former 5-star recruit left the Rebels after the NCAA sanctions that came down.

There is reason for optimism, according to Patterson's lawyer. The case that Patterson's lawyer will present to the NCAA is strong.

“I think we’re going to present an extremely convincing case,” Mars told The Blade.

Patterson has yet to officially file his appeal to the NCAA, but it's coming soon. Rowland reports that the application is "nearing completion." What happens after the appeal is submitted is what's most important.

The appeal will be sent to the NCAA's headquarters in Indianapolis. Then, it will be forwarded to Ole Miss. The school will then be given the opportunity to deny any of the claims Patterson makes.

Patterson's appeal centers on the fact that Ole Miss committed "egregious behavior" during his time at the school. He believes he should get immediate eligibility at Michigan because of that.

Patterson's eligibility timeline

We should know pretty soon if Patterson is eligible or not. Once his appeal is submitted to the NCAA (and it's supposed to be submitted soon), Ole Miss will have 10 days to respond. After the Rebels respond, a decision will be made.

Patterson's lawyer initially projected that we wouldn't know anything until March or early April, but based on this new information, maybe we'll find out something sooner than that. Stay tuned.