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Denard out, Devin at QB for Wolverines

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All week long, Brady Hoke publicly expressed confidence that Denard Robinson would be under center when Michigan took the field against Minnesota.

As it turns out, it was nothing more than a deft game of sleight-of-hand gamesmanship in which Hoke engaged.  Or Robinson’s injury took a turn for the worse, one of the two.

Regardless, the Wolverines confirmed shortly before kickoff that Robinson has been ruled out of today’s game against the Gophers.  In Robinson’s place will be Devin Gardner, the quarterback-turned-wide receiver who has spent the 2012 season at the latter position.

Gardner has yet to throw a pass in 2012, and is actually UM’s second-leading receiver with 16 catches for 266 yards and a team-leading four touchdown receptions.

Robinson suffered an elbow injury in the loss to Nebraska last week and was replaced by Russell Bellomy.  The freshman completed just 3-of-16 passes and threw three interceptions, leading the UM coaching staff to pull the trigger on a Gardner move back to QB.

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5 Responses to “Denard out, Devin at QB for Wolverines”
  1. sbuel2 says: Nov 3, 2012 12:27 PM

    Good Luck to Denard Robinson, may you heal quickly and completely in time for pro tryouts and all star games if not before.

    This makes the Legends division even more interesting.

  2. buckeyeluvn says: Nov 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    I don’t like to see kids getting hurt. Especially if its bad enough to keep them out of games. I just hope he’s better in time for the game! Don’t want the team up north to have any excuse as to why they lost to Ohio State

  3. sbuel2 says: Nov 3, 2012 3:24 PM

    Devn Gardner had a terrific game with one week to shift back to QB mode from WR. I think he will do well again backing up Robinson.

    Speedy recovery for Robinson but Michigan is in good hands for now. Much better than Bellomy who was over his head last week at Nebraska.

  4. djeg07 says: Nov 3, 2012 6:03 PM

    gardner has a better arm then robinson by far. thi sis hoke style qb for years to come. no supraise that devin did a good job. bellomy needs some more time on the practice field, and next year a 5 star comes to play.

  5. polegojim says: Nov 3, 2012 8:25 PM

    Good Michigan Win and Gardner did well after getting a feel for the game again at QB.

    That said… this is what Michigan SHOULD have done for the past two seasons.

    VERY unimpressed with Borges use of talent… growing more unimpressed with Mattison’s defensive schemes.

    But… as always… GO BLUE!

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