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Shea Patterson Takes Significant Step Towards Eligibility

Shea Patterson speaks to reporters.

Shea Patterson has yet to learn of his eligibility for the 2018 season. The Michigan quarterback is expecting good news, though.

The former five-star recruit transferred to Michigan from Ole Miss. He left the Rebels' program as a result of the impending sanctions hitting Oxford, Miss.

Late Tuesday night Patterson's attorney, Thomas Mars, revealed that Michigan has filed the quarterback's appeal to the NCAA. Mars broke down the details of the appeal and the appeal process to Michigan Insider.

"They’ve got 10 business days (to respond). They could let the 10 business days run, which by my calendar, expires on March 12th."

"The typical procedure in Indianapolis (for the NCAA) upon receipt of a waiver application is first of all, the assignment of a case manager to this particular application. The responsibilities of the case manager are to review the contents of the application, to review any information that Ole Miss submits within the 10 business day period, and if they don’t submit any information… to wait until 10 business days have passed."

After Ole Miss registers a response, a three-person committee from the NCAA will convene to ultimately determine Patterson’s eligibility. Patterson's eligibility is of massive importance to Michigan's 2018 season.

The Wolverines have some nice quarterback depth, but most think Patterson is clearly the best option. The hope for Michigan, Patterson, and his attorney is that the decision will be made before the Wolverines kick off spring practice on March 23.