Posted December 23, 2013

Report: Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner likely to miss bowl game

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Devin Gardner threw for 2,963 yards and 21 touchdowns during his junior season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Michigan is preparing to start freshman Shane Morris at quarterback for its bowl game as starter Devin Gardner continues to be hampered by turf toe, reports Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com.

The Wolverines play Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday.

Morris has only attempted nine passes in four games this season.

Gardner has been injured since Nov. 30, when he hurt his left foot against Ohio State. When the team arrived in Phoenix for bowl preparations, Gardner was on crutches and wearing a walking boot.

“If we were playing tonight he would not play,” Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said. “We’re going into it that Shane will be the guy.”

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The team will also be without kicker Brendan Gibbons who will miss the game because of a family issue.
 

3 comments
JosephFrato
JosephFrato

How could a coaching staff be so completely fooled on the level of talent they thought they had? Zero offensive talent and very little defensive....you almost have to scrap this team and start over....

CoSproBuckeye
CoSproBuckeye

Heard a couple people comment on what a pansy Gardner is for sitting out due to "just" turf toe. Having actually suffered from this affliction, I know how incredibly it hurts, and am sorry he will be down for this game for this reason. 

Steve Moore
Steve Moore

Elvis Grbac has a year of eligibility left