Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh (pictured) named Shea Patterson as the team's starting quarterback when the Wolverines face Notre Dame on September 1st in South Bend.

Harbaugh did so at an M Club meeting on Monday in Ann Arbor, according to MLive.com.

Patterson beats out third-year sophomore Brandon Peters, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey and true freshman Joe Milton for the job.  Patterson, a junior, spent his first two years in college at Mississippi before transferring to Michigan this offseason.

The Wolverines are ranked 14th in the first Associated Press college football poll, released on Monday.  They are also rated 14th in the first Amway Coaches poll, which was released earlier in August.