We have a new update on Shea Patterson’s potential eligibility at Michigan. Here’s the latest on his status.
Michigan’s 247Sports site reports that Ole Miss has issued its latest and likely final response to the Patterson saga. No additional object from the Rebels has been issued.
Ole Miss had initially objected to Patterson’s appeal to play right away in 2018.
Sources informed the Michigan Insider this afternoon that Ole Miss filed its latest response with the NCAA yesterday. And while the initial objection was not rescinded, no additional objection was issued.
“They said (Patterson’s reply to the questions) didn’t ‘differ materially from the first submission,’ and because of that they had nothing additional to add,” said a source that has reviewed the Ole Miss letter. “They worded it in a way that could be interpreted as them maintaining their prior stance, but it definitely came across as a white flag of sorts. They said, ‘the University would not oppose immediate eligibility for Shea Patterson based on legitimate grounds.’ That they didn’t further argue the illegitimacy of Shea’s grounds by specifically addressing his response should be seen as a concession.”
Whether the NCAA sees it that way remains to be seen. There is still no word on a when a decision will be rendered.
Most still believe Patterson will be granted immediate eligibility. However, the situation is still not resolved.
It’s still unclear at this point when it will be figured out. Stay tuned.