Michigan’s expected decision to go with Shea Patterson as its starting quarterback has seen its first personnel casualty.
A U-M spokesperson confirmed to mlive.com Saturday morning that Jeff George Jr. has decided to transfer out of Jim Harbaugh‘s football program. That confirmation came a day after TheWolverineLounge.com reported not only that George would be transferring, but that he intends to move on to the Pitt Panthers.
If George does indeed move on to Pitt, he would be eligible to play for the Panthers in 2018. He would also have another year of eligibility that he could use in 2019.
In starting five games last season, George was the Illini’s leading passer after throwing for 1,273 yards. He accounted for seven of the Illini’s eight touchdown passes on the year, as well as 10 of their 19 interceptions.
All told, George started nine games during his time in Champaign. His first career start? At Michigan in October of 2016, a 41-8 loss that saw George complete four of his 15 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown and one interception.