Mississippi objected to former quarterback Shea Patterson's request to play immediately at Michigan. While the NCAA must still resolve that, Patterson's lawyer is confident his client will see the field this season.
And while Patterson's attorney, Thomas Mars, wholeheartedly disagrees with the school's decision to do so, he doesn't believe it'll have "any influence on the NCAA's (final decision)" about whether or not the quarterback will be able to suit up for the Wolverines this fall.
"I have never believed that the odds of Shea getting a waiver were any less than 75 percent. And there have been times I thought they were a lot higher," Mars told the Free Press on Tuesday. "And, frankly, right now I don't think my confidence level has been any higher."
Lawyers love to talk shit on behalf of their clients. This much is known. It would certainly be a boost to Jim Harbaugh, who may have to rely on another year of Wilton Speight if the NCAA denies Patterson's request.