Devin Gardner Appreciation Thread

Submitted by SugarShane on November 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 PM


Devin, wanna burn your redshirt and hand the ball off so I can teach Tate Forcier a lesson?  OK, coach.


Come in as a hybrid QB/WR in a dual-QB formation to mix it up?  No problem, coach.


We're thin at wideout, Devin.  Do you mind relinquishing your role as a heir to the QB throne to help our depth?  Sure thing coach.


Nevermind, Devin.  That didn't work out very well.  Wanna give it a go at QB this week?





Ultimate team player, and looks to be one hell of a QB.  Minnesota or not, this kid just made me very optimistic about the 2013 season.  


Wisconsin Wolverine

November 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 PM ^

I guess I'm really surprised that the offense maintained some level of complexity and smooth execution under Gardner's command ... I dunno how that kid managed to stay on top of the playbook and the signal calling while spending all season at WR.  I felt like he's got athleticism and talent, I just didn't know how well he would lead the offense.  I'm really impressed that he brought it all together.  He looked intelligent out there.


November 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 PM ^

Honestly looked like a veteran after some early jitters. But who can blame him considering the line not blocking too well. Really liked his decision making on deciding when to run and the hard counts to draw the other teams offside and the awareness to throw downfield for a free play is something I haven't seen in a long time.  I'll take this good performance for now, just kinda wished that he would have taken more QB snaps prior to Nebraska


November 3rd, 2012 at 5:12 PM ^

Gardner had a really good day - very impressed.  One thought I had was that as a WR he has to know the routes that he and the other WR's, TE's are running even better than he had before the stint at WR.  Additionally, he has had a ton of game experience this year vs a handful of plays last year. I suspect that being on the big stage for eight previous games, even as a WR, helped him from being overwhelmed.

I often go to the games early as I like to watch the teams warm up. Ever since he arrived in Ann Arbor, I thought between Devin, Denard and the no longer with us Tate, Devin had the best arm  by far.


November 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 PM ^

I was watching that TD play at the gym, and I as like... NO NO NO NO SACK! NO NO TURN OVER!! NO NO NO INTERCEPTION!! YES!!! YEA BABY THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE!

There were 10 people looking at me after I was done, and I was not embarrassed.

Brings back memories of old Denard days.. The UTL ND game and such.


November 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 PM ^

DG was awesome today running and throwing. Very decisive in knowing when to tuck it and run. Two scoring drives of 90 and 91 yards respectively. He flat out balled today and gives a lot of hope for the future.

Michael Scarn

November 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 PM ^

Let's not get too excited for next year guys.  MAXIMUM of 2 returning starters on the line if Lewan decides to forego millions for a year.  Sorry to be buzz killington.