Final say in Michigan QB Shea Patterson’s eligibility goes to NCAA; Wolverines get lift from new strength coach
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Ole Miss responds to Michigan’s request for Shea Patterson’s eligibility
The Detroit News reported Wednesday that Ole Miss has submitted its response to the NCAA about Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson and that the NCAA now has the final say on whether he can suit up this season for the Wolverines. Patterson can participate in spring practice, and has been doing so, while he awaits the decision.
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New strength coach makes early impact
Ben Herbert, Michigan’s new strength and conditioning director, texted linebacker Devin Bush just days after the Wolverines lost their Jan. 1 Outback Bowl game to South Carolina. He wanted to set up 6 a.m. workouts with Bush and others during January, February and March. Bush said Herbert put them through completely new lifts and drills, and the team started seeing results in the first few weeks.
Michigan players praise Shea Patterson
Michigan junior defensive end Rashan Gary had high praise for Patterson after practice Tuesday, calling him “swaggy” and adding that he’s athletic, has a big arm and brings a new dynamic to the offense. Redshirt junior tight end Zach Gentry mentioned Patterson’s quick release and that he “throws a nice ball.”
Analyst: ‘Overlooked’ John Beilein can lead Wolverines to championship
Turner Sports NCAA analyst Brendan Haywood said Thursday that it won’t be a fluke if the Wolverines win two more games, arguing that Michigan coach John Beilein gets “overlooked” too often in discussions of great college coaches. Haywood likes Michigan to beat Loyola-Chicago, predicting a final score of 75-68.
Michigan 2017-18 basketball team is best in school history
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi argues that the 2017-18 Michigan basketball team has the potential to be the best in program history, if it wins Saturday and Monday. Lenzi explains why the Fab Five, even without a championship, is currently the program’s best team, and that winning a championship Monday would make this year’s team the best.
Michigan men’s basketball fans give team proper send-off
— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) March 28, 2018
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