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Gardner likely out for bowl game - Monday, December 23, 2013 3:54 PM

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Monday, December 23, 2013 3:59 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:48 PM
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Does anyone know if Gardner is going to play?
 
 
 
 



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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:57 PM
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No. I just said on Twitter U of M announced that Gardner broke his foot.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:09 PM
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So now the question is, if Morris has a lights out performance and blows away the competition does Gardner transfer or switch positions for next year?
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:15 PM
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So now the question is, if Morris has a lights out performance and blows away the competition does Gardner transfer or switch positions for next year?

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Transfer? Definitely no.
Switch positions? No.
Go to the NFL? Probably not, too deep of a QB class this year
Stay at UM and not change positions is the most likely of all the options.
 

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:17 PM
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Really, you think?  I mean DG is a helluva player and competitor.  After sitting so long behind DR, I seriously doubt he would stick around only to hold a clipboard for a Sophomore.  
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:19 PM
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Devin Gardner will be the starting quarterback next year. It won't really even be a competition. End of story.
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:24 PM
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Devin Gardner will be the starting quarterback next year. It won't really even be a competition. End of story.

 
if you mean that DG will excel in spring/summer/fall workouts/practices and spring game and blow away Shane, bellomy, and speight, then sure, he should be the starter next year.  but there needs to be true, open competition at the QB spot for next year, and the best player should win it



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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:25 PM
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Really, you think?  I mean DG is a helluva player and competitor.  After sitting so long behind DR, I seriously doubt he would stick around only to hold a clipboard for a Sophomore.  

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I have serious doubts that Shane Morris will beat DG out based off his performance in 1 game.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:27 PM
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Yeah I don't necessarily agree with DG will undoubtedly be the starter next year.  If Shane goes out and makes Borges look like an offensive genius and then follows with a great Spring/Summer, I have a hard time believing he sits and DG gets the nod.  
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:40 PM
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If Morris and/or Speight completely blow DG out of the water during the spring and summer...sure. If it is a tie or anywhere close to a tie, DG is getting the nod A) because he is the senior and B) because DG brings an added dimension that Morris and Speight do not have.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:45 PM
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I want a QB that tried to be OSU on a broken foot starting for me, but that's just me.
 
It will be nice to see what Sugar Shane can do.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:03 PM
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Morris is miles away, one performance (IF it happens) is not going to earn him the knod next fall. Devin will be the starting QB next year. No doubt in my mind. A QB controversy may exist in the minds of Michigan fans if Shane has a lights out performance in a meaningless bowl game but that's about it.
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 6:16 PM
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Does anyone know if Gardner is going to play?







Not sure haven't heard anything as of yet......will keep ya up to date.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:13 PM
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We're still another year away from having a good Oline with having to break in 2 new guys on the ends.  We need a QB with the resiliency of Gardner back there, who has the physical tools to escape the rush.  Sorry, but Shane would get killed back there next year, if he survives the bowl game, that is.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:33 PM
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Morris is miles away, one performance (IF it happens) is not going to earn him the knod next fall. Devin will be the starting QB next year. No doubt in my mind. A QB controversy may exist in the minds of Michigan fans if Shane has a lights out performance in a meaningless bowl game but that's about it.

Won't undo 4 years of practice and games.


This...

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:39 PM
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Well if Morris does start. And not next year, but eventually becomes the starter at Michigan and has a lights out career, I'll be glad to say I saw his first collegiate start.

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:52 PM
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All a QB controversy would do is take attention away from the bag of marbled meat running the offense.
 
 

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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:44 PM
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WolvyMike


Does anyone know if Gardner is going to play?







Not sure haven't heard anything as of yet......will keep ya up to date.

 
 
At least someone got it......lol


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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Friday, December 27, 2013 6:47 AM
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Not to take anything away from you fans, but when Morris shines, and he will, this will be all on me. I am a genius, especially at qb coaching. jfyi
 
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Re:Gardner likely out for bowl game - Friday, December 27, 2013 6:53 AM
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I also think DG stays as starting qb next season. But, what this does is make Michigan a better team by giving Morris a chance to play in a big game.
 
It can only help moving forward

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