Transferring Michigan QB could actually opt to return to the school under one circumstance Matthew Holst/Getty Images
IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with quarterback Wilton Speight #3 during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes on November 12, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight announced his plans to transfer from the school after the 2017 season, but he’s yet to announce a transfer destination.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Speight’s indecision on finding a new school is because he’s waiting to see if incoming transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible for the 2018 season.

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Patterson announced in December that he planned to transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan, but he won’t find out for another month if he will be eligible immediately.

The hope from Jim Harbaugh is that Patterson can play in 2018, but it’s possible the NCAA could deny his waiver. If Patterson is ineligible, Harbaugh has reportedly said he would welcome Speight returning.

Speight was the starter at the beginning of last season, and he threw for 581 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions before suffering a season-ending injury. Speight was the primary starter in 2016.

Harbaugh’s Michigan teams have struggled at the quarterback position, but Speight has been the most consistent option. If Patterson can’t play in 2018, Speight might be the best option for the Wolverines next season.

(h/t College Football Talk)

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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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