ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - The University of Michigan canceled their annual spring game on Wednesday due to weather concerns for Saturday including the forecast of thunderstorms.
We want to ensure the safety of our fans as well as the student athletes and staff," Athletic Director Warde Manuel said in press release. "We also wanted to provide as much notice in advance for fans and the families of our players that were considering attending."
Michigan also announced the game will not be rescheduled due to finals next week and the limited number of practices allowed.
We are disappointed for our fans and players' families that this opportunity to see our team compete at Michigan Stadium will not be possible due to weather concerns," Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said in press release. "We made a decision that was in the best interest of our fans, student-athletes and volunteer staff needed to organize this event."
Saturday was going to be the debut of quarterback Shea Patterson who transferred in the offseason from Ole Miss. Patterson's status for this season is still in limbo as his waiver request to not have to sit out a year is currently in the hands of the NCAA and has yet to be decided. \
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