Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson is the unquestioned future of the football program.

A much-ballyhooed recruit out of high school, he’s expected to take the reins from Chad Kelly and lead the Rebels to championship glory.

Unfortunately his journey towards a championship will be put on hold. Ole Miss instituted a self-imposed bowl ban after admitting to breaking several NCAA rules. As such, the program’s been in an understandably tumultuous state.

Rumors are flying around pertaining to the current players on the roster. Many assume some will jump ship. Other programs are certainly hoping this will happen — in terms of weakening Ole Miss’ roster as well as poaching players.

Patterson took to Twitter on Saturday, offering this message to the fan base in Oxford:

Ole Miss fans can breathe easy in knowing “the savior” will be sticking around.