March 5th, 2013 at 4:59 PM ^

Gardner's ceiling is ridiculous. He is a gamer and if he makes even moderate progress over the next two years, will be an absolute terror for B1G defences. Outside of maybe landing Hand, this news is far bigger than any Hello post we could have gotten.

Naked Bootlegger

March 5th, 2013 at 10:01 PM ^

This sentiment exactly.

I am treating this news as a bonus 2014 commitment and am celebrating accordingly.   From both an offensive continuity and QB development standpoint (allowing Morris and Speight to take their time developing, barring unfortunate injuries), the Gardner redshirt is a huge deal.  


March 5th, 2013 at 6:31 PM ^

Don't worry, now we can have the weekly debate on if Devin will go pro early. I am guessing that will be a weekly thread - good game will have panic that he will go pro and if Morris will be ready, bad game will have "I told you so" threads on why he isn't a pro QB.


March 5th, 2013 at 5:20 PM ^

Honest question: Do you think he will be better than Morris? Or just excited that he gets two years? Usually those high profile guys like Morris don't want to wait until they're juniors to see the field/redshirt? Just curious.


March 5th, 2013 at 5:31 PM ^

Devin was:

ESPN 4* (81) 128 overall 5 QB
Rivals 4* (5.9) 132 overall 1 QB
Scout 5* 37 overall 5 QB

Morris was:

ESPN 4* (84) 127 overall 3 QB
Rivals 4* (6.0) 81 overall 4 QB
Scout 5* 24 overall 3 QB

So I'd say they're pretty evenly hyped, although I know Morris took a bit of a dip at the end of the cycle that probably would have given him a halfway decent edge.


March 5th, 2013 at 7:12 PM ^

Am I too late for the posbang?

RE: Should we be concerned about Shane Morris wanting PT?  I think not.  We don't want to be in a situation where true (or even redshirt) freshman are getting significant PT at QB, that's a recipe for disaster in most instances.  Morris can redshirt this season, backup Gardner in 2014, and have 2015,  2016, and 2017 to go wild.

The Truth Hurts

March 5th, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

Since Devin just received his fifth year and is graduating in May 2013.  Should we worry about Wisconsin trying to sway him to be their qb in 2014?  Everybody know that is how they get their qbs.