AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 07: Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Barring something unexpected, Shea Patterson will be Michigan’s starting quarterback this season. What he does beyond that will be interesting to follow.It seems that Patterson might have some options at his disposal. According to the Dallas Morning News ‘ Evan Grant, Patterson has signed a 2019 contract to play for the Texas Rangers after he completes his eligibility at Michigan.The Rangers drafted Patterson in the 39th round this year. He has not played college baseball.Martin Perez will pitch Thursday for Round Rock…. Jax Biggers No. 9 pick has signed… 39th round pick Shea Patterson has signed a 2019 contract to play after he completes his football eligibility at Michigan— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 3, 2018Patterson’s main focus has always clearly been football. He could be a first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft if he has a strong junior season at Michigan.His future should be in football. This is just likely him hedging his bets.Patterson transferred to Michigan from Ole Miss during the winter. Due to the sanctions surrounding the Rebel program, he was granted immediate eligibility at Michigan this coming season.He will compete with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey and true freshman Joe Milton to be Michigan’s starting QB this fall.Michigan opens its 2018 season at Notre Dame on Sept. 1.
NEW YORK — Summer’s most popular entertainment series, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” had a little competition last week.ABC’s “The Bachelorette” delivered its best ratings for the franchise in two years along with a surprise finale last week, when Heather Brown revealed she had called off the engagement to her selection.The show drew 7.5 million, only a half million less than “America’s Got Talent.”The twin entertainment shows last Tuesday may have caused a dent in CNN’s ratings for the first of two nights of its presidential debate that night. The next night, CNN’s debate audience was 2 million more. Democratic front-runner Joe Biden debated on Wednesday.NBC won the week in prime time with an average of 3.7 million. ABC had 3.6 million, CBS had 2.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.06 million, Univision had 1.05 million and the CW had 650,000.CNN was the week’s most popular cable networks, averaging 3.17 million viewers. Fox News Channel had 2.51 million, MSNBC had 1.26 million, Discovery had 1.23 million and HGTV had 1.21 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.1 million viewers. The “NBC Nightly News” had 6.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.9 million.For the week of July 29-Aug. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “Presidential Debate” (Wednesday), CNN, 10.77 million; “Presidential Debate Analysis” (Wednesday), CNN, 9.21 million; “Presidential Debate” (Tuesday), CNN, 8.69 million; “Presidential Debate Intro,” (Wednesday), CNN, 8.21 million; “Presidential Debate Analysis” (Tuesday), CNN, 8.11 million; “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 7.98 million; “The Bachelorette” (Tuesday), ABC, 7.52 million. “The Bachelorette” (Monday), ABC, 7.25 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.49 million; “Presidential Debate Intro” (Tuesday), CNN, 6.31 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comDavid Bauder, The Associated Press