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Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork explained in a statement Tuesday why the university opposed Shea Patterson's NCAA waiver request.

Michigan cancels spring game over weather concerns; Ole Miss explains Shea Patterson objection

Tolly Taylor

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Michigan cancels spring game over weather concerns

Michigan’s annual spring event has been cancelled, the athletic department announced Wednesday, because of weather concerns. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, will not be rescheduled. Michigan planned to have a situational scrimmage, without drafted teams, beginning at 5:45 p.m.

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Ole Miss explains Shea Patterson objection

Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork issued a statement Tuesday defending the university’s objection to a waiver claim Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson filed with the NCAA; Patterson hopes to be eligible to play for the Wolverines this season. Bjork wrote in the statement, “With the waiver in question, the way it was written, we had no choice but to respond the way we did.”

Watching Shea Patterson will have to wait

If the spring game Saturday hadn’t been cancelled, Patterson could have showcased his swagger as well as why he’s deserving of being Michigan’s starting quarterback. With Patterson on the roster, there also was the possibility of seeing more RPO (run-pass option) in the Wolverines offense, Patterson’s specialty.

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Shea Patterson’s lawyer’s confidence ‘all-time high’

Patterson’s attorney, Thomas Mars, wasn’t discouraged by the news that Ole Miss opposed Patterson’s NCAA waiver request for immediate transfer eligibility in 2018. Mars told the Free Press on Tuesday, “My confidence about Shea being under center for Michigan this fall is at an all-time high.”

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