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Devin Gardner granted medical hardship

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As of last November, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner had applied for a medical hardship waiver that would grant him a fifth year of eligibility. At the time, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said he felt optimistic that the waiver would be approved.

Turns out, he was right. Gardner was granted his medical hardship and will have two years of eligibility remaining, per a Michigan announcement on Tuesday. You can watch a video interview with Gardner about the waiver HERE.

Gardner, who just finished his junior year, played sparingly in 2010 and sat out most of that year with a back injury.

Gardner played well down the final stretch of the 2012 season for the injured Denard Robinson. He finished the year with 1,219 yards passing with 11 touchdowns to five interceptions. He also saw playing time as a receiver last year to get on the field, where he hauled in 266 yards and four touchdowns.

He should be the favorite to be Michigan’s starting quarterback in 2013.

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14 Responses to “Devin Gardner granted medical hardship”
  1. BrownsTown says: Mar 5, 2013 7:37 PM

    That extra year still won’t be enough to break Chad Henne’s record for most losses as a starting QB to OSU. Close, but still a bit short.

  2. dumbpollack says: Mar 5, 2013 9:02 PM

    Amen, BrownsTown. That’s great news for the Bucks.

  3. nickdorner says: Mar 5, 2013 9:49 PM

    Haha. The only good news for Osu is their absolutely laughable schedule. Other than that I fully expect Gardner to put up monster numbers. Don’t forget, this isn’t denard.

  4. dumbpollack says: Mar 5, 2013 11:06 PM

    Dennard was te best thing to happen to the sun ad blue since Woodson. Our schedule isn’t much (especially the last one).

  5. mediocrebob says: Mar 6, 2013 7:08 AM

    Big Tens a joke. Nobody takes them seriously. Trend will continue this year.

  6. dumbpollack says: Mar 6, 2013 9:23 AM

    The Bucks aren’t a joke, believe that!

  7. cbass59 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:00 PM

    Fat Joke is not beating Urban Legend any time soon. Besides the blip in 2011, things will return to normal and OSU will continue it’s dominance of that school from up north.

    Last two mich QBs to beat OSU: Robinson and Navarre.

  8. sinister23 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    Buckeye fans always want to live in the past…except when they lose…haha, I live in ohio, buck fans are pathetic, seriously!! Hike will need 1 more year to fix the rich rod mess, but trust…BLUE IS BACK!!

  9. immafubared says: Mar 6, 2013 12:39 PM

    They will end up totally screwing this kids mind. He is a spread offense QB playing in a drop back program.
    I like the kid I hate the coaching staff at Michigan.
    Hoke still thinks you win with huge O linemen pushing the D back and running the ball, 60′s and 70′s football and not via the pass.

  10. barnesaintnoble says: Mar 6, 2013 12:52 PM

    i didn’t know ohio state’s new mascot was a troll

  11. greytchase says: Mar 6, 2013 3:32 PM

    Interestingly enough, Garner played in four games the season he was injured, and you aren’t supposed to play in more than 3 if you get a medical redshirt.

  12. polegojim says: Mar 6, 2013 9:56 PM

    Good news… but they need to identify the next QB now

    Go BLUE

  13. michiganfan1 says: Mar 9, 2013 4:36 PM

    OSU ability to field a team or make a bowl game depends on a variety of different variables:
    • How many players are in prison
    • How many players can make bail
    • How many players are under academic probation
    • If the team is under NCAA sanctions
    Once you figure all these variables into the analyses you can determine if they can field a team.

  14. michiganfan1 says: Mar 9, 2013 4:39 PM

    As for fat jokes … well seems Myers is the guy that had to quit coaching for health reasons. He better bring his meds to game day.

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