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Jim Harbaugh letting Michigan quarterbacks 'have at it' in competition to replace Shea Patterson

Michigan will begin spring practice in mid-March, and the most anticipated position battle will be quarterback, coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Thursday night at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Clinic at the Lansing Radisson.

With Shea Patterson moving on to pursue the NFL, the competition is expected to be heated between Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton. Cade McNamara will also be in the mix.

McCaffrey has been backup to Patterson the last two years.

“It all started today,” Harbaugh said. “It’s the first day of winter conditioning, winter workouts.