Sure, the Michigan Wolverines might be 4-0 and quarterback Devin Gardner really is electric, but if the Wolverines are to make any noise in the Big 10 this year, they must fix their quarterback and his turnover habit.
Gardner is a one of the most elusive players in the country, but if he continues to put the ball on the ground, then Brady Hoke‘s club will be lucky to finish higher than fifth in the Big 10 this season. I know that Michigan’s offense is all about the running attack, yet the fact that Gardner only threw for 111 yards in the Wolverines’ victory over the UCONN Huskies is downright scary.
Are the Ohio State Buckeyes really intimidated by a team with a fumbling signal-caller, who lacks the ability to throw the ball down the field? No.
Perhaps the most disappointing part about Gardner’s struggles is the fact Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has the ability to be one of the better backs in the county, but his production is masked by the turnover-riddled Gardner. Now, before you start defending Gardner for his highlight-reel style of play, keep in mind that the Wolverines’ quarterback has turned the ball over seven times in just eight quarters against the likes of Akron and UCONN.
Good luck when the Big 10 regular season starts, Michigan.