That didn’t take long.
Jeff George Jr. — son of the former NFL quarterback — transferred to Michigan from Illinois in June. Michigan spokesperson Dave Ablauf confirmed George departed from the team Friday night, as he failed to crack the top four of the quarterback depth chart.
QB Jeff George Jr. is transferring https://t.co/vTiVLTGOJJ— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 25, 2018
George arrived after spring drills, but was on the roster during fall camp. Jim Harbaugh announced Monday Shea Patterson will start with Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey providing backup.
George walked on for Lovie Smith in Champaign, cracking the starting rotation in Oct. 2016 as a redshirt freshman against Michigan. For the year, he went 38 of 94 for 470 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions.
He did not win the starting job for the Illini out of camp in 2017, though he did play in seven games with four starts. He went 94 of 181 for 1,273 yards for seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The Wolverine Lounge reports Pittsburgh is a potential destination.
Michigan charges forward without George for the Sep. 1 bout in South Bend against Notre Dame.