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Michigan’s backup QB out indefinitely with torn ACL

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Devin Gardner is expected to slide into Michigan’s starting quarterback job for 2013, but the depth behind him could be in serious trouble.

The university announced on Monday that backup QB Russell Bellomy suffered an ACL tear during Friday’s spring practice and is out indefinitely.

“It’s unfortunate, especially for a kid who battled through a tough injury last season and was having a really good spring,” said head coach Brady Hoke. “We’ll continue to support Russell and look forward to having him back on the field.”

Bellomy saw limited game action last year as a redshirt freshman, most of it in a loss to Nebraska in which he threw as many completions as interceptions (three). But, bad experience is still experience, and Bellomy was the only projected backup to enter 2013 with any.

With Bellomy out, the Wolverines could look to true freshman Shane Morris to act as Gardner’s primary backup out of an inexperienced group.

Last month, Michigan lost linebacker Jake Ryan to a torn ACL.

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4 Responses to “Michigan’s backup QB out indefinitely with torn ACL”
  1. polegojim says: Apr 1, 2013 6:25 PM

    Ouch… tough break for Russ… get well ASAP…

    But… not sold on him as the next starter in any event.

    I know it sounds cold to say that this will actually help the Wolverines by getting Morris or another some earlier reps…. but that’s reality.

  2. harvupdyke says: Apr 1, 2013 8:44 PM

    Maybe Trey Burke is available. He’s accustomed to throwing up hail mary’s.

    Roll dam tide.

  3. polegojim says: Apr 1, 2013 11:26 PM

    Yes Harv… and SCORING THEM…

    SWISH…

    Go DAM BLUE!

  4. CBFAN says: Apr 2, 2013 6:20 PM

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

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