- Hoke: QB Gardner Michigan's starter...Once considered the future of the program at quarterback, fifth-year senior Devin Gardner will be the starter for the present, beginning with Michigan's game Saturday against Penn State. Head coach Brady Hoke said Monday that Gardner earned the nod with his play in a loss at Rutgers. "I think as we continue, Devin will be the guy who will start. I think he had a good football game," Hoke told MGoBlue.com, Michigan's official website. "He did a lot of good stuff from playing the position of quarterback to his leadership. And I thought that was evident on the sideline. When the defense was out there after him and Nuss got together and did what they needed to do, he's one of the first guys up there cheering those guys on. And I think that's something that's special. But Shane (Morris) will be second, and then we'll go from there."
Morris' medical status is uncertain. He is with the team but after the team confirmed the sophomore had a concussion and high ankle sprain two weeks ago in the much-discussed loss to Minnesota that has some fans calling for his job. Gardner entered the loss to the Gophers in the fourth quarter. Saturday at Rutgers, he had two rushing touchdowns and went 13 of 22 for 178 yards and an interception. - The Sports Xchange