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Video & Analysis: Jim Harbaugh On Shea Patterson's Speed, Ability As A Runner

Shea Patterson was reluctant to run earlier in the year but he appears to be getting more and more comfortable each week.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke called senior quarterback Shea Patterson's performance "legendary" last week after the Penn State game. If that performance was legendary, I'm not sure there's a word to describe Patterson's outing against Notre Dame.

In a driving rain, passing the ball was obviously tough but Patterson did some nice things through the air and on the ground. Harbaugh spoke about Patterson's ability as a runner and thought he looked as fast as he's ever looked Saturday against the Irish.

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Patterson only threw it 12 times but he completed six of those throws for 100 yards and two scores. The wind and rain made it difficult for quarterbacks to throw, but Patterson was efficient and effective. He didn't turn it over and actually looked fast and confident when running the ball. 

On paper he only had two yards rushing because of a couple of sacks and maybe a negative play or two, but he actually had 40 yards of positive runs before subtracting the sack yardage. He kept it on a few reads and actually looked pretty good on a couple of designed quarterback runs. 

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Patterson and the offense seem to actually be hitting its stride now and could bode well for the rest of the way with Ohio State looming at the end of November.

How would you grade Patterson's play? What would you like to see from him going forward? Comment below!!!