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Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 3:54 PM (permalink)
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 3:59 PM (permalink)
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No surprise here...I think we all knew the injury was more serious. Not sure this will be an indication of how good Morris will be, but we'll certainly get a sneak peek at what we might have to work with for the next 3-4 yrs...

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 4:03 PM (permalink)
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Gibbons didn't even travel with the team to AZ...

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 4:05 PM (permalink)
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and Lewan knocked some dude out at a bar a month ago?   and that's just now surfacing.  What's up with that?

 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 4:30 PM (permalink)
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Speculating on how far along Morris actually is in the development process is sort of foolish, as it would purely be speculation. Media isn't allowed at practice. Ever. Michigan hasn't let that happen since 2011.

So here's what we can glean, reading between the lines a bit.

Morris has, according to the staff, come a long way since arriving on campus in July. He's gotten a better grasp of the offense as a whole, and some of the basic principles of running a college system against college speed.

But he's never seen live bullets, not really. He played late in a blowout against Central Michigan, gave one handoff midway through a loss at Penn State and led one drive in a lopsided loss at Michigan State.

That's about it. He's never been in the game, with everything on the line. He's never been asked to make plays and lead the huddle in the heat of the moment, against a fully locked-in defense for more than one snap.

And, on top of that, he's a very different quarterback from Gardner. That's not necessarily a bad thing if he's ready to play, but it's different. Meaning if he plays, Michigan's offense goes through a serious change.

The running game has to be present with Morris under center, as he's nowhere near as mobile as Gardner. The offensive line has to protect better for that very reason. There won't be ad-lib plays. The timing with receivers needs to be perfect. Everything Michigan's struggled with as an offense this season needs to be in step.

So, while we don't know what Morris would give Michigan in a real game situation, it's a safe bet the Wolverines are hoping for a healthy Gardner by the end of the week.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 4:51 PM (permalink)
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Gardner in a boot and still on crutches. Doesn't look good.
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 7:23 PM (permalink)
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I'll say it again as I did last year when folks called for DG over Denard. Be careful what you wish for. Morris is even more dependent on the players around him than DG. S**ty O-line play will now led to auto sacks or worse and our run game is now completely dependent on the backs and line. We also lose the ability to credibly run the zone read which means likely means man blocking from here on out, probably all from under center.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Monday, December 23, 2013 7:48 PM (permalink)
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I hope the o-line steps it up... Will be interesting to see Morris and it will get him some good reps.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:00 AM (permalink)
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Hope this works out better than Bellomy's first--and only--start.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:44 AM (permalink)
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Bellomy didn't start that game so here's to hoping the staff has Morris better prepared!!!
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:35 AM (permalink)
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Never want to see Gardner hurt, especially when the kid gives it his all every game, but considering this is an absolutely meaningless bowl game it will be interesting to see Morris.  He'll be running for his life half the game but still, I'll be curious to see how he does.

 
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Tuesday, December 24, 2013 7:23 PM (permalink)
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One dimensional offense with a non-functional o-line does not sound like a recipe for success. At least we had to wait until game 13 for our 6th loss. It will come sooner next season.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:48 PM (permalink)
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Way to stay positive! Is anyone really comparing Morris to Bellomy? Yes I know, you were talking about our staff's ability to develop quarterbacks. Let him play and see what happens. Go Blue!
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5:36 PM (permalink)
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http://www.mlive.com/wolv...ing_back_its_game.html



And as Michigan continues to prepare as if Morris will be the team's starter, offensive coordinator Al Borges is doing his best to adjust the game plan -- which means scaling back a few things.

"Yes. As it becomes more apparent that he could be starting, we have to be very judicious about how we go about repping him in terms of what plays to run, the ones he knows the best and understands the best," Borges told reporters Tuesday in Arizona. "So we’re at that point now.”


I don't like the sound of this...

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 6:56 AM (permalink)
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ScottsdaleBlue


http://www.mlive.com/wolv...ing_back_its_game.html



And as Michigan continues to prepare as if Morris will be the team's starter, offensive coordinator Al Borges is doing his best to adjust the game plan -- which means scaling back a few things.

"Yes. As it becomes more apparent that he could be starting, we have to be very judicious about how we go about repping him in terms of what plays to run, the ones he knows the best and understands the best," Borges told reporters Tuesday in Arizona. "So we’re at that point now.”


I don't like the sound of this...

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Come on this is THE Al Freakin Borges were talking about here! (Yes, THE Al Borges) How much more LAME O of an offense can he possibly call? Surely he hasnt "blown his wad" for the season. lol
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:23 AM (permalink)
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A scaled back offense.......... yikes!
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:06 PM (permalink)
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Broken foot, will not play. Broke it in 3rd quarter against OSU.
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:06 PM (permalink)
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I guess we'll be using only one side of the 3" x 5" index card instead of both sides.  Just a good solid game of TecmoBowl.

 
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:11 PM (permalink)
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It's official, he's out.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:14 PM (permalink)
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Per Twitter Morris gets the start.
 
Per Twitter Devin Gardner broke his foot the second time U of M had the beall in the 3rd quarter of the Ohio game.
 
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