Found November 14, 2012 on Maize & Blue Nation:
The topic of Michigan's quarterback situation is a catch-22 for sportswriters and bloggers. If you don't call it a "quarterback controversy", which it isn't, then what do you call it? We desperately want to label things. If you label it as anything else, like a "situation" or an "issue", does that make it less interesting? Because I find it very interesting no matter what it's called. ***************** On one hand, you have Denard Robinson, who with all of his faults is still one of the most dynamic players to ever wear the winged-helmet. He will very likely go down as the most unique player to play the quarterback position at Michigan. Who doesn't love Denard?! And on the other hand, you have Devin Gardner – the career backup, turned receiver, who's been all of the sudden thrust into the starting gig while Denard recovers from a freak nerve injury. Over the course of his 3 seasons, Michigan fans have watched Devin sh...
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