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Brady Hoke expects Devin Gardner to get medical redshirt, fifth year

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The post-Denard Robinson era at Michigan, presumably under the direction of quarterback-turned-wide-receiver-turned-quarterback Devin Gardner, might be more than just a one-and-done deal.

Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said Monday that the university has applied for a medical hardship waiver that would grant Gardner a fifth year of eligibility. According to Hoke, everything should be in line for the waiver to be approved as well.

I would expect that would go through,” Hoke said. “I think all the documentation and everything is being sent to the Big Ten.”

Gardner, a junior, has played quarterback for U-M the past four games after Robinson, a senior, suffered nerve damage in his throwing elbow. Gardner played sparingly as a freshman in 2010, recording stats in only two games before sitting out for the rest of the year with a back injury. He played wide receiver this season in order to get on the field and has 266 yards and four touchdowns.

But Gardner’s done a nice job in the past month filling in for Robinson. He’ll be the favorite to be Michigan’s starting quarterback in 2013, and probably in 2014 as well assuming the waiver is granted.

If the waiver is approved, Gardner will have two more years of eligibility remaining.

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21 Responses to “Brady Hoke expects Devin Gardner to get medical redshirt, fifth year”
  1. pryor4heisman says: Nov 26, 2012 8:22 PM

    …and michigan STILL SUCKS

  2. muffn says: Nov 26, 2012 8:47 PM

    Good news for the rest of the conference.

  3. dumbpollack says: Nov 26, 2012 9:01 PM

    Yes, fatso, make sure he gets that extra year! Thanks “a ton”, Urban FRANK Meyer

  4. kiopta1 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:17 PM

    …and yet OSU still has no bowl game.

  5. dumbpollack says: Nov 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Kiop, do you really feel good about that 11am bowl you’ll be in on New Years?! It only gets worse for the girls in the high liter yellow and blue! Urban is getti g ready to throw this thing into 5th gear and there isn’t a damn thing “lard ass” can do about it!!

  6. polegojim says: Nov 26, 2012 9:45 PM

    @ pryorheisman… muffin… dumbpollack….

    Great B1G… YAWN… You’re SOOO uncleaver.

    Enjoy yourself… which I’m sure you do regularly.

    Hope you enjoyed the creampuff year…

    See you VERY soon…

  7. polegojim says: Nov 26, 2012 9:48 PM

    Hokes only fault is… he didn’t see the Gardner/Robinson combo SOONER!

    Go BLUE!

  8. djeg07 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:42 PM

    our coach atleast can brave the cold without a coat.

  9. jimbo75025 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:43 PM

    dumbpollack says:
    Nov 26, 2012 9:21 PM
    Urban is getti g ready to throw this thing into 5th gear
    ———–
    Umm, yeah. Just wait until he loses a few games and his “heart problems” come back Don’t say you were not warned by previous history.

  10. clevelandschronic2 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:46 PM

    Hoke’s fault is not getting a real qb,And failing to beat TOSU. Bitchigan will always be our lil B***h while fatty is there especially with his daddy (urban) on our sidelines. All the fans of the school up north its over get used that empty/hollow feeling you got cuz it wont b goin away anytime soon losers

  11. dumbpollack says: Nov 27, 2012 6:50 AM

    It’s all good Michigan fans! Your smart enough though to know……what’s coming!

  12. minimiggy says: Nov 27, 2012 7:45 AM

    @dumbpollack: well we know whats not coming… a bowl game that has ohio in it

  13. watchfullhose says: Nov 27, 2012 8:52 AM

    Actually, Ohio is eligible for bowl play this season.

  14. dkhhuey says: Nov 27, 2012 10:10 AM

    @pole – I actually thought about you this weekend as I was at the game and tailgated with a few michigan fans. It was hilarious – the common theme that prior to 11:30am, we’re all adults and could have a great time celebrating The Game. At 11:31am – It’s ON!!! You suck, f@#$ , and weapons would be branished!!!

  15. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Nov 27, 2012 10:31 AM

    i think this says as much about their concerns with shane morris as much as gardner getting another year. for what it’s worth, i wasn’t blown away with gardner. i could see another 3-4 losses coming again next year, and by 2014 they better have some skill position talent or it’s gonna be another long year. i will admit the future is a bit murky here. something that OSU fans seem incapable of after the softest undefeated season since… well, since your current coach was at idaho state or whatever. as soon as you scumbags get over yourselves you’ll find the next wave of NCAA sanctions bending you over.

  16. MasMacho says: Nov 27, 2012 11:00 AM

    Pretty sure he suffers from “Zach Boren made me a pancake.”

    I am definitely enjoying the likes of datdang… and all the other sore losers from UM. It must have been so tantalizing that Hoke could out coach Luke Fickell… this year’s coaching lesson must be very humbling.

  17. cbass59 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:47 AM

    Dear NCAA,

    Please allow Garder an extra year.

    Signed,
    Buckeye Nation

  18. cfballfan1 says: Nov 27, 2012 1:45 PM

    Dear NCAA-

    Please allow Deenard Robinson & Devin Gardner an extra year.

    Signed,
    -Sparty

  19. dumbpollack says: Nov 27, 2012 5:32 PM

    As a life long Buckeye I’m glad D. Robinson is gone. That dude is amazing.

  20. CBFAN says: Nov 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    This Pic says it all……

    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Zach+Boren/Devin+Gardner

  21. jdesan says: Nov 28, 2012 3:40 AM

    I’m an OSU fan and have to admit our schedule wasn’t that tough, but UM struggled in alot of games too. You got beat by Nebraska which is a team we scored 63 against! Let’s face it, the Big ten isn’t that strong and hasn’t been for awhile.

    With Robinson gone it looks like no more High School Offense next year. At least we won our division and beat the teams that are in the Championship game.

    And, what’s up with hoke and that female voice?

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