Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Brady Hoke made it official on Monday -- Devin Gardner is a quarterback again. Yes, Gardner will still play wide receiver when Denard Robinson is healthy, but he's going to be practicing as a quarterback, serving as Robinson's backup, and will go into 2013 as the anointed starter. He's even got a shot at 2014. Gardner earned the return to his favorite position by leading Michigan to a 35-13 win at Minnesota on Saturday. With Robinson and Russell Bellomy sidelined by injury, Gardner threw for 234 and two touchdowns and ran for another. "I thought Devin did a nice job managing the offense and he did a great job extending some plays and making things happen," Hoke said. "He threw one pick, which he'd obviously like back, but he learned from that, took care of the football and did a nice job." Hoke said that it was always the plan for Gardner to go back to quarterback next season, but the timeline moved up with Robinson's elbow injury. That was the moment Gardner had been waiting ...
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