Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson visited Ann Arbor this weekend, as he contemplates a transfer to Michigan in the wake of NCAA sanctions at Ole Miss.
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All in all, Shea Patterson had himself a Saturday. Maybe he’ll have a few more of them here, too.

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Brian Smith will leave the Michigan football program after two seasons to serve as the defensive coordinator at Rice.

Junior running back Karan Higdon admitted that he rooted for South Carolina when he was in high school.
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Now, though, when the Wolverines face the Gamecocks on Jan. 1, Higdon’s story will have come full circle — thanks to an unconventional set of circumstances that got him to Ann Arbor in the first place.

Junior safety Tyree Kinnel tallied 67 tackles (4.5 for loss), seven pass breakups and two interceptions this year.
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With the Michigan football team’s 2017 regular season in the books, the Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and looks ahead to the future in 2018. In this edition: defensive backs.