Maybe this tips the coaches hand on a potential Gardner redshirt.
Question: Can you talk a little bit about coming in, in January? Obviously he just got here; what kind of advantage does that give him especially at a harder to learn position like quarterback?
Rod Smith: “I think it’s huge. It gives him five and a half years of school to play four years. So he’ll get 15 spring ball practices under his belt. He’ll have all summer. He’ll get to work out this whole semester with Mike Barwis. So it’s huge. It’s almost like a season almost. It gives him a huge head start in his maturation process and development process that he could get acclimated to school and football.”