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Then the whole Tate Forcier mess started and Rich Rod screwed up Devin's red shirt year because he was punishing Tate. The NCAA is yet to rule on Devin's medical redshirt from his freshman year. I really hope he gets it. I could get used to watching that type of football for the next two seasons. (BTW if they are asking for help with stupid redshirts maybe they could get one for Big Will)
Today, the recruitment of Devin Gardner paid off and paid off big. We all know the story that happened last week. My next question is, who's fault was it that Devin wasn't ready to play in Nebraska? As I get older, I continue to lose patience with stupid. Generally, people aren't stupid their decisions are. Whoever made the decision to not give Devin regular snaps at QB during the week and have a (winnable) back up plan if their running QB goes down, it's just plain stupid.
Denard is a special player and I think Devin could be as well. I realize this performance was against the worst defense in the Big Ten but I also know that Devin can make throws many QB's can not. The Gallon throw was great and so was the one to Roundtree with his feet on the end zone. If this kid gets some confidence, look out!
I also like how Devin scrambles and runs for positive yards if guys are not open. That is a huge plus out of the QB position which saves drives and creates points. Minus the poor decision on the pick, I think Devin played as good as we could expect. Sure glad we had a 5 star QB on the roster that we weren't using under center!
Cheers and Jeers:
- Devin "freaking" Gardner
- Gallon and Roundtree for some really nice catches
- Q Washington - he is really playing well in the middle
- Rawls and Fitz for running hard and being the difference
- Props to Big Al for calling a good game when the Gophers clearly were staking the box to stop the run.
- Jake Ryan for playing hard every down
- Punts, What Up Hagerup?
- Kick off coverage was poor
- There was one Ref that looked like he called all the pass interference calls
- Run defense looked great or gave up 8 yard runs
- The Oline seemed to struggle with the run blocking again
I would also like to thank Jerry Kill for killing Minnesota drives by doing dumb things like trying a fake field goal on 4th and 17.
This game went the way it should have. It was nice to see good decisions by the Michigan coaches and the Wolverine players. Let's hope MSU can give us new life in the race for Indy.
BTW: MSU can't sell out their stadium when Nebraska comes to town? Really?