Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/16/12
This was supposed to be the last warmup for Michigan -- an easy game against Iowa before a shot at the three-game package that's now the goal of every Wolverines season: Ohio State, the Big Ten Championship Game and the Rose Bowl. That all changed when Denard Robinson got hurt against Nebraska and Russell Bellomy imploded. Now, even though the Wolverines are tied for first in the Legends Division, they either need Minnesota or Iowa to pull off a huge upset of the Cornhuskers to give them a shot at Indianapolis and Pasadena. Otherwise, even with wins over the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes, it will probably be yet another New Year's Day in Florida at the Outback Bowl or the Capital One Bowl or the Everglades Alligator Capture Bowl. Despite the disappointment, Michigan still has to play Iowa this season, and the main focus of the game will be Devin Gardner's continued progress at quarterback. After spending two years as Robinson's backup and most of this season as a wide receiver, Gardner ha...
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