Devin Gardner has been a great face for this program over the past couple years, and I believe he'll be successful in whatever he does going forward in life off-the-field. His rise in HS happened during the time I was most invested in HS recruiting, especially locally, so him ending up at Michigan was a big deal at the time. Over the years, I've come to very much admire his story what he's come to represent, especially being from Detroit.
...Football wise, however, if it wasn't obvious before, it is now. Whatever potential this team has, it will fail to reach it with the lack of consistency DG has from play-to-play, let alone game to game. Regardless of what he's said in the media in the off-season, it's clear he struggles with confidence. When he has it rolling, he has shown the ability to be a big-time playmaker. When a few things go wrong, everything seems to go south in a hurry.
I would hate seeing DG benched in his redshirt-senior year...but it's not like he wasn't given every opportunity. He just didn't capitalize. That's life. Wanted to see him succeed, but unless he can successfully convert to WR, football isn't in his future. Overall though, as hard as Michigan has been to watch over the past year, I'll still miss seeing Gardner under center, whenever that time comes, mostly for the reasons stated above.