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Updated: Robinson sits, Gardner to start for Wolverines

Brady Hoke, Denard Robinson AP

Right up until Devin Gardner was named the starter shortly before kickoff last weekend, Brady Hoke had publicly expressed confidence Denard Robinson would be under center when Michigan took the field against Minnesota.

This week, there’s been no quarterback lean one way or the other on Hoke’s part, and that appears the way it will be right up until kickoff once again.

Robinson has missed the past game and a half with an elbow injury suffered in the second quarter of the Illinois game. ┬áHoke said earlier in the week that, if healthy, Robinson would be the starter in today’s game against Northwestern.

Friday, Hoke was asked in a video posted on the school’s official website if he had any update on the quarterback situation.

“No, not really,” the coach said. “It’s day-to-day. I mean, we have a plan for both guys.”

Gardner converted back from wide receiver to quarterback in the week leading up to the Gophers game and fared well in his first play at the position in 2012, throwing for 234 yards and accounting for three touchdowns — two passing, one rushing — in the win.

UPDATED 10:33 p.m. ET: Roughly an hour and a half before kickoff, Michigan announced that Gardner would indeed get his second straight start at quarterback for the Wolverines. ┬áThe school added that “Denard Robinson will dress and participate in pregame warmups,” although his availability in an emergency-type situation was not addressed.

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4 Responses to “Updated: Robinson sits, Gardner to start for Wolverines”
  1. eidolon21 says: Nov 10, 2012 9:03 AM

    Hope he plays don’t think he will at all

  2. jokoneski says: Nov 10, 2012 12:59 PM

    I’ve been lobbying for him to be the starter for two years now

  3. kupski says: Nov 10, 2012 5:29 PM

    Michigan you are not that good, you almost lost to a half way decent Northwestern.

    Life sucks for you in two weeks…

    Hope your fat gravy stained shirt slob Brady “Hoax” of a coach has you half way competitive by then.

    The Ohio State University

  4. djeg07 says: Nov 10, 2012 5:51 PM

    devin has shown why he was a real recruit and should be starting. no matter who is in in two weeks it will be a good game.

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