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Wolverines QB Devin Gardner seeking 5th year of eligibility

 

Michigan Wolverines junior quarterback Devin Gardner is seeking a fifth year of eligibility says his head coach Brady Hoke.

Hoke says that all of the documentation needed for Gardner’s medical red-shirt is being looked over by the Big Ten Conference.

Devin Gardner (courtesy of Michigan athletics)

Gardner was recruited as a quarterback by the Wolverines but was moved to wide receiver this season to be on the field at the same time with Denard Robinson. When the play-making Robinson missed several games with a right elbow injury, Gardner took over the QB reins and piloted the team successfully until last Saturday’s 26-21 loss at arch-rival Ohio State. He started the last four games of this season.

Gardner’s year that he is trying to get back is his freshman year when he was limited to three games due to a back injury.

If the NCAA and Big Ten allows his medical hardship, Gardner will be eligible to play in 2013 and 2014.

QB Robinson, DB Floyd returning to Michigan for senior seasons

 

Denard Robinson directing UM offense (megasportsnews.com photo)

The University of Michigan football program received good news over the weekend when QB Denard Robinson and DB J.T. Floyd will be returning for their senior seasons.

The two juniors looked over the opinions of the NFL Draft Advisory Board to get a read on where they might get drafted if they decided to go to pro.

Floyd picked off two passes last year.

Robinson should be a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2012. In 2011, he threw for 2,173 yards and ran for 1,176 in his junior season running new coach Brady Hoke’s offense.

Michigan ended the season on a good note, beating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

 

 

Info compiled from University of Michigan news

SUGAR BOWL REVIEW: #13 Michigan outkicks #17 Va. Tech in OT

 

(courtesy of Bowl via wikipedia commons)

Brendan Gibbons kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give 13th-ranked Michigan to a 23-20 win over #17 Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

The win ended a comeback to the heights of college football for the Michigan program under first-year head coach Brady Hoke, who led the Wolverines to an 11-2 record a BCS game.

QB Denard Robinson did not dominate the game, but threw touchdown passes of 45 and 18 yards to Junior Hemingway.

Robinson was 9 of 21 passes for 117 yards for 117 yards and an interception and rushed for only 13 yards.

Hemingway was selected as the player of the game for his two-touchdown effort. He finished the game with two pass receptions for 63 yards.

Virginia Tech, who finished the year at 11-3, more than doubled Michigan’s offensive total yardage, 377 to 184, and collected 22 first downs to the Wolverines’ 12 but had trouble scoring TD’s and settle for four field goals in regulation by placekicker Justin Myer, a third-stringer.

Unfortunately, Myer missed on his fifth field goal try from 37 yards out on the opening possession of overtime.

GAME NOTES:

*The Virginia Tech Hokies under Frank Beamer at 11-3 did not win a conference championship. They lost twice to Clemson by a combined 48 points, including a 38-10 humiliation in the ACC title game.

*In BCS games, the Hokies are 1-5.

*The Hokies strong pass rush created 38 sacks in 2011.

*Virginia Tech relied on their 12th-ranked defense to control games.

*Michigan’s are 12th in the nation in rushing with 235.7 yards a game, and QB Denard Robinson (96.9-yard average) and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (91.9) were the big-time playmakers.

*Michigan head coach Brady Hoke turned around Ball State, San Diego State and now Michigan and earned the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

*The Wolverines’ BCS record is 2-3.

* Denard Robinson ended the year with some impressive totals: rushed for 1,163 yards and passed for 2,056 yards and accounted for 34 touchdowns overall.

 

Info compiled from staff, University of Michigan & Virginia Tech news

Michigan’s Robinson weighing options of senior year or NFL

 

Denard Robinson (courtesy of Michigan athletics)

Michigan Wolverines junior quarterback Denard Robinson, according to reports over the internet, radio & TV, says that he has submitted the paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board.

He has been noted as saying that he likely will return for his senior season.

Robinson flourished this year in offensive coordinator Al Borges’ system.

Borges’ system is along the lines of the NFL’s style of  spread offense which is run on a regular basis.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Internet reports

OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN GAMEDAY: Buckeyes hang tough but can’t overcome Robinson, Wolverines

 

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Coming into Saturday’s rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan, most fans and media felt that the Wolverines would run away with game considering the Buckeyes troubles on offense and their injury-riddled defense which has had troubles stopping teams at times this season.

Braxton Miller had his best game of the season (photo courtesy of 24 7 Sports)

But against Michigan, the Buckeyes had very little trouble moving the ball. They totaled 372 total offensive yards, 137 on the ground and 235 through the air and were 3-for-3 in the red zone.

But the Wolverines were slightly better as they finally ended OSU’s 7-game winning streak in the series with a 40-34 win. The game was one of the most exciting in the series. Most of the games have been blowouts by Ohio State.

The OSU defense could not contain Wolverine QB Denard Robinson who accounted for 5 touchdowns, was 14 of 17 passing for 167 yards and at one point in the game completed 11 straight passes. He ran 26 times for 170 yards with 2 TD’s and lost a fumble.

In this game, the Buckeyes did not have Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel and Michigan’s quarterback was better than OSU’s signal-caller for a change. That was the difference.

Michigan’s offense was unstoppable at times. They totaled 444 total yards, 277 on the ground, 167 passing and were 4-for-4 in the red zone.

This game was coming-out party of sorts for Buckeyes’ freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. He showed improvement in his passing. Yes, he did miss on some deep balls, but he was 14 for 25 for 235 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 interception. On the ground, Miller rushed 16 times for 100 yards and scored a touchdown.

After the game rumors started heating up that Urban Meyer is set to become the next coach at Ohio State and that there would be a team meeting on Sunday night around 9 pm.

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