So far in the Harbaugh era of Michigan football, one common frustration amongst supporters has been the bland play-calling and lack of creativity on the offensive side of the ball, but we just might be seeing a change.
Jim Harbaugh announced earlier this week that the Run-Pass Option style of offense will make its way into the Michigan Wolverines’ playbook during spring ball. Harbaugh had initially been impressed by the RPO in the Super Bowl, and just maybe Harbaugh is realizing it is time to adapt to the style of college football.
Michigan ranked 105th in total offense in 2017, their worst offensive efficiency this century. The offense under Harbaugh has been less than stellar throughout his three years in Ann Arbor, and now is the perfect time to make the change, especially with their missing piece arriving on campus this offseason.
Patterson was an intricate part of Ole Miss’ offense in his sophomore season, where he threw for nearly 2500 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, not to mention what he was able to do with his feet.
Michigan has not had a true dual-threat quarterback since the departure of Denard Robinson in 2012, and with the style of college football becoming more reliant on mobile quarterbacks, the change by Harbaugh and Co. is more than refreshing for Michigan fans.