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A Notre Dame Opinion On Ole Miss Trying To Mess With Shea Patterson’s Transfer To Michigan

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This could affect Notre Dame - so listen up.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a wrench being thrown into the transfer process of former Ole Miss Rebels quarterback, Shea Patterson. The former 5 star recruit, as you may know, has transferred to the Michigan Wolverines. Patterson and Michigan have filed an appeal to waive the rule that forces transfers to sit for a year before they become eligible with their new team.

Patterson claims that he and other Rebel football players were lied to and misled about the possibility of sanctions with the NCAA after the Hugh Freeze incidents.

Dennis Dodd is reporting that Ole Miss is formally objecting to the transfer. They aren’t blocking the transfer itself, but they are objecting to Patterson being able to be eligible to play in the first year.

There’s a lot of yada-yada in there, and it’s still unclear as to when the NCAA might finally hand out its ruling on the matter. As a Notre Dame fan, I wouldn’t mind if the NCAA said, “OH HELL NO... your brother was on the staff bro.” But as a human being that thinks this rule should be punted altogether, I think Patterson’s case is a good one and the NCAA should do the right thing here, and let him play.

I know that’s not the popular opinion for fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but despite a possible favorable ruling for the Skunkbears, I just can’t sit here and be content with the NCAA administering its draconian law anymore.

My hatred of the NCAA and their actions over the last decade is greater than the hatred I have for that team with the pee-stained helmets. That’s not even mentioning the audacity of Ole Miss to try and derail a kid’s career simply because they threw the rule book in the trash along with Hugh Freeze’s morality.

Think about it.

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