Hi everyone, I'm hazarding a forum topic again and risking the shame of IBID.
The Steelers are playing the Vikings Sunday night. Landry Jones is the starting quarterback for the Steelers and I'm hoping we see Devin Gardner get some playing time.
This Saturday at the State Street M-Den from 12-2.
For those who haven't seen it yet, it's a nice little video on ESPN lauding Gardner and sportsmanship in general.
And here's a Freep appreciation article on Gardner as well:
While I continue to believe that we have some of the most knowledgeable and passionate fans in college football, I am a little confused at the amount of outrage (multiple threads calling for Hoke’s head) over the way he handled Morris today and the utter lack of outrage we have collectively shown when Devin has taken big shots, been gimpy and PLAYED AN ENTIRE QUARTER WITH A BROKEN FOOT – without being taken out (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/various-sources-twitter-gardner-played-fourth-quarter-against-osu-broken-foot)
Let me be clear with what I’m saying here – in no way, do I condone the way Hoke and staff handled Morris today – and I think every Michigan fan (including myself) is or should be appalled with the way the situation was handled this afternoon. My question is whether we as a fan base, have shown a double-standard when it comes to big hits / injuries suffered by Gardner vs. Morris? And if so, are there any legit reasons for this? (i.e. we are fed up with Hoke, and using this as a trigger for our anger)
I know I will probably get neg-bombed to Boliva for this, but I also now I’m not the only one who feels this way as evidenced by other comments, and think it’s a discussion worth having
Best possible scenario: Morris starts and performs well. He gets better each game and UM wins 6-7 BIG games. The record is OK, but the team shows hope for next year.
Worst possible scenario: Morris performs poorly. He is replaced with Gardner after a game or two and UM wins 3-4 BIG games. The record is terrible and there is no hope for next year.
Let's hope for the best.
For all of the questions along the OL this fall, things could be considerably worse.
242 YPG and 6.3 YPC.
I'll take it.
Michigan rushing attack is currently ranked in the Top 25, and incidently tied with Oregon and in good company with some other notable offenses in college football: