A 62-39 loss to Ohio State did not sit well with Shea Patterson, so the Wolverine quarterback is coming back for another shot at the Buckeyes next season, he announced on Twitter.
Patterson told The Detroit News he plans to return to Michigan next season and cited the lopsided loss to Ohio State as a big reason why.
From Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News:
“I’ve been thinking about it for the past month, ever since after that game,” Patterson said of mulling his future. “I just thought to myself there’s no way in hell I’m leaving this place on that note. Regardless of a draft grade, whatever the case may be, I would never end my career with an opportunity to come back with a loss to that team. That’s the one thing that has ignited me. I think one of the biggest things that impacted me coming back – one of them – was that last game in Columbus.
“I just felt we worked so hard and had such a good season leading up to that game. I was more upset that I couldn’t do enough to get us a win. I love the guys so much and let down the Michigan fan base, and I just felt like we all did that that day. That just brought a lot of emotions. Anger. I think anger was the biggest one. I hated to lose and even more, I hated to lose to them, especially with what we had in front of us.”
Patterson went 20-for-34 in that game for 187 yards and three touchdowns, along with an interception.