“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
"This is a special place from the academics to the history and traditions of Michigan football. All of the great men who have worn the winged helmet- for all of us - it’s where we’ve always wanted to be. It’s great working with these kids."