Michigan Football: 5 things we learned from Peach Bowl loss to Florida

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Shea Patterson shouldn’t be guaranteed anything in 2019

When Shea Patterson said he was coming back for the 2019 season, a large contingent of Michigan football fans were less than excited. Admittedly, I thought that was a little insane.

Now? Well, I have to say I agree with them.

Sadly enough, Patterson was outplayed by Feleipe Franks Saturday in Atlanta and his two interceptions might have been the difference in the game along with his inability to get Michigan in the end zone. He was 22-of-36 for 236 yards and a touchdown but it was eerily similar to Ohio State.

Patterson was sacked five times, which isn’t necessarily his fault. The playcalling was awful too, but there were plays to be made and he just didn’t make them. Guys dropped passes, Sean McKeon dropped a sure first down and Tarik Black dropped what should have been a touchdown.

But the throw on the first interception, when Michigan was driving for the lead was horrendous. Not only was it a bad read, but it was also a bad throw.  It put UM down 20-10, instead of the score being 13-13 or the Wolverines taking the lead.

Michigan settled for three field-goal attempts and couldn’t put a drive together. With Patterson and a slew of NFL-caliber guys like Zach Gentry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Black and Collins that’s unacceptable.

Patterson might be the starter next season but he should have to win the job in a true competition. Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton deserve a shot and the Peach Bowl confirmed that.