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No surprises: Devin Gardner leads in Michigan’s spring game

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Devin Gardner started the final five games of Michigan’s 2012-13 season, but his leadership in the post-Denard Robinson era began today in the Wolverines’ spring game.

Implementing a more pro-style offense, Gardner completed 11-of-16 passes for 145 yards and a score during five series with the first-team offense. Though Gardner struggled early, he eventually got into a rhythm and at one point completed seven of nine passes. The junior is unquestionably the leader of Michigan’s offense going forward.

Who plays behind Gardner is a bigger issue. With Russell Bellomy out indefinitely with a knee injury, depth at QB is an issue right now. Walk-on Brian Cleary unofficially ended with a 3-0f-8 performance with a touchdown.

Speaking of injuries, coach Brady Hoke — in short sleeves and shorts during today’s brisk “spring” game — said linebacker Jake Ryan could be back by October. Ryan sustained a torn ACL this spring. Hoke added that running back Fitz Toussaint (leg) and cornerback Blake Countess (knee) should be good to go for opening week.

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2 Responses to “No surprises: Devin Gardner leads in Michigan’s spring game”
  1. polegojim says: Apr 14, 2013 10:39 AM

    No surprises is wonderful.

    Consistent performance is the expectation.

    Go BLUE!

  2. CBFAN says: Apr 16, 2013 4:52 PM

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