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Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has shown he can help the team under center now and later.
The junior flourished in his first start at quarterback in Saturday's 35-13 win at Minnesota in place of injured Denard Robinson.
Gardner threw two touchdowns and ran for another score, showing the Wolverines he can fill in as needed for the rest of the year and when Robinson is out of college eligibility next season.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says if Robinson is healthy enough to play, he will start Saturday at home against Northwestern and Gardner will move back to wide receiver.
Hoke says Robinson was able do ''everything'' in Sunday's practice because he's improving after missing one-plus games with nerve damage in his right elbow.
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Needing a win to stay in the Big Ten title hunt, Michigan was dealt a blow when Denard Robinson was ruled out for the game. But no one told Devin Gardner that was a bad thing. After a slow start, the junior quarterback-turned-receiver-turned-quarterback put on a display that will ease concerns about next season’s quarterback situation.
Michigan 35 – Minnesota 13
After a bit of a bumpy beginning in Minneapolis, Michigan pulled away from the Gophers and cruised to a 35-13 victory. With the win Michigan improves to 6-3, 4-1. The Wolverines were led by Devin Gardner, who made his first career start at quarterback in place of the injured Denard Robinson.
1. Devin Gardner: He got off to a rough start, but settled in and piloted Michigan...
Coming out of high school Devin Gardner was a highly-touted five-star and was regarded as one of the best quarterback recruits in the country. He has played at quarterback sparingly, and was moved to wide receiver this year to give Michigan more depth. Today, Denard Robinson was out with a nagging elbow injury and Gardner looked like the magnificent prospect he once was.Here...
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...
Let me guess. Denard goes down with an injury and it’s announced during pre-game warm-ups that he is out of the game. In comes the 2011 backup quarterback, Devin Gardner, in place of 2012 second string quarterback Russell Bellomy. Gardner puts up numbers that look like the following: 12-of-18 for 234 yards, two touchdowns, an interception, 10 carries for 21 yards and a rushing...
Drew Dileo, Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon discuss the Wolverines’ offensive awakening in Michigan’s 35-13 victory over Illinois Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS For a moment, it looked as if Minnesota might have a chance to upset the visiting Michigan Wolverines at TCF Bank Stadium. But backup quarterback Devin Gardner, filling in for the injured Denard Robinson, gained momentum as the game went on and led Michigan to a 35-13 win over the Gophers to help the Wolverines maintain possession of the Little Brown Jug. Here are five...
There was a time not so long ago when winning a league road game in November was enough to make me declare the season a success. After Michigan's struggles on the road this season, this was a very nice way to spend Saturday afternoon.
• How can you not be impressed with what Devin Gardner showed you on Saturday? Say what...
Michigan Football (6-3, 4-1) will host Northwestern (7-2, 3-2) on Saturday at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 12:01pm (EST) and the game will be televised on ESPN. In a rare twist in this series Northwestern is the ranked team and the Wolverines come in unranked.
This game is huge for both teams. The loser of this contest will see their Legends Division hopes all but extinguished...
Brady Hoke reflects upon Michigan's 35-13 victory over Minnesota. Michigan's headman discusses the performance and growth of Devin Gardner, Denard Robinson's injury status, the defensive showing, and more. **with video**
Lolo Jones' Olympic failures have done nothing to lessen her confidence.
Despite her disappointing effort at this year's London Olympics, Jones is still dishing out challenges. The latest was directed toward Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who Jones claims wouldn't stand a chance in a race with Usain Bolt.
Robinson, of course, is considered one...
Lolo Jones was the special guest on ESPN’s College Gameday. The LSU graduate was ready for Saturday nights game between the Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. When making her way to the set the two time Olympian slapped hands with the LSU faithful but dodged the hands of Alabama fans.
That was not it for Lolo though. She also called out Denhard Robinson who said earlier this...
Northwestern and Michigan have very thin margins for error if they want to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten's Legends Division title. For one of them, the hopes of playing in the conference title game will suffer a serious blow Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Northwestern is 24th in the BCS standings in its first appearance in those rankings since Dec. 7, 2008. The Wildcats (7-2, 3...