© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Current Sports | December 12, 2017

Jim Harbaugh
Brad Muckenthaler
Flickr Creative Commons

Shea Patterson; U-M Football; Recruiting; Jim Harbaugh; Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford; NFC Playoff Picture; Allen Gant.

Well, he got his guy. On this edition of "Current Sports with Al Martin,"  enjoy a full scouting report on Shea Patterson, the quarterback transfer to coach Jim Harbaugh's Michigan football team that has the hype train tooting its horn yet again. Al looks at Patterson--what he does well and what he doesn't--and his fit on Michigan's roster. But while the move undoubtedly improves the roster, Al doesn't think that  Patterson is the cure for Michigan. Engineer Isaac Constans, on his penultimate show, explains the other gaps that Harbaugh has to address. With that, Al looks into the psychology of why this move is receiving so much attention when Patterson isn't guaranteed to start. Furthering that conversation is Allen Gant, former University of Michigan linebacker. Allen pushes back on some of the critiques against Harbaugh and also looks ahead to what's next for the Wolverines: an Outback Bowl showdown. Interspersed towards the end of the show, Al and Isaac pessimistically parse the Detroit Lions' playoff chances.

Make sure to tune into Wednesday's "Current Sports with Al Martin" for engineer Isaac Constans' final show!

Episode 1076

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.