Everyone talks about Gardner's poor performance last year and about him being a turnover machine. Does it surprise anyone that he had three (3) interceptions in B1G play? How about 1 INT in the last 6 games? While he struggled in out of conference play, he cleaned up considerably once the conference started.
Is it unreasonable to expect this kind of improvement or is it wishful thinking?
If the play calling could help Gardner out (less under center play action where he doesn't see the defense for 3 seconds at a time, more screens and quick slants to defeat blitzes, etc.). We saw how Utah played against our blitzes - most of the time the ball was out before we could get close to the QB.
Looking at Devin's numbers from last year, consider that we didn't have anything close to the running attack we have this year.