Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner did what Denard Robinson and just about every opponent outside of Alabama failed to do last season: make the Notre Dame defense look ordinary.
Gardner had shown flashes of impressive play before, but with the Irish as such a meaningful opponent, with ESPN College GameDay in attendance, it was a big step toward showing that Gardner is the real deal.
Entering Saturday’s game, much was unknown about the Michigan offensive line.
Gardner’s first game as the bonafide starter – last year he started games at the end of the season, but only because Denard Robinson was injured – yielded mixed results.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke joined Stoney and Bill on 97.1 The Ticket on Thursday to chat about the upcoming football season.
With Devin Gardner at quarterback, a healthy Fitz Toussaint named the starter at tailback and returning All-America tackle Taylor Lewan anchoring the line, the Michigan football team has most of the pieces necessary for its transition back to a pro-style offense for the post-Denard Robinson era.
With the start of Michigan football just two weeks away, offensive coordinator Al Borges is apparently quite happy with how starting quarterback Devin Gardner has progressed.
The Michigan offense adjusted several years ago to accommodate quarterback Denard Robinson, running a read option, and now the Wolverines will change it up again to best use the strengths of Devin Gardner.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough all made the cut.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner enters the season with his position secure despite calling signals in just five games last year.