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Rachel Lenzi breaks down what Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson needs to do to become the starter.

Shea Patterson’s path to starting QB; Johnny Manziel makes bet with Michigan QB about Sweet 16

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Shea Patterson’s path to starting QB

Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi explains what Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson needs to do to separate himself from the other quarterbacks on the roster. The first and most obvious step for Patterson is to get a decision on his eligibility, but Lenzi also emphasizes that Patterson must continue to show his ability to improvise when plays break down.

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Johnny Manziel makes bet with Wolverines QB about Sweet 16

After Michigan and Texas A&M secured their matchup in the Sweet 16, former Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel and Patterson tweeted back and forth about the upcoming contest, finally deciding to bet on the game. The Wolverines and Aggies are scheduled to play on TBS at 7:37 p.m. ET Thursday.

Michigan-Texas A&M scouting report, pick

Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press breaks down the upcoming matchup between the Wolverines and Aggies on Thursday night. Baumgardner expects these two dominant defenses to make this game a grinder, with Michigan pulling it out 69-65.

Predicting Michigan’s starting 5 offensive linemen

Lenzi predicts which Wolverines will nab starting spots on the offensive line heading into spring practices, which begin Friday. Biggest takeaway: Lenzi expects tackle Grant Newsome to gain medical clearance to resume playing and to return to Michigan’s offensive line as a starter this fall. Newsome hasn’t played since he was injured in 2016.

Scouting QB commit Cade McNamara

The Wolverines gained the commitment of 2019 4-star quarterback Cade McNamara of Reno, Nev., on Friday. SB Nation’s Jonathon Simmons examines McNamara’s high school tape and rates him on accuracy, mobility, arm strength, mechanics and size.

Michigan track and field’s Erin Finn up for AAU James E. Sullivan Award


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