Paradigm Shift Re: Running QB

Submitted by UMichinCA on September 28th, 2010 at 5:06 PM

It's obvious, and we all know our offense has changed immensely under RR's new regime.  It hit me (again) right between the eyes, though, how complete the paradigm shift has become today when I was reading "The Wolverine Now" and read this in regards to Devin Gardner's performance on Saturday:

Gardner did not excel running the football, averaging just 4.2 yards per carry, but he showed great promise in the passing game.

ONLY 4.2 yards per carry???  Are you kidding me?

Just last year Michigan fans would have been drooling over a stat like that.  Only three years ago, I'd be surprised if the quarterback posted positive rushing yards at all considering sack yardage counts against the total.

To me this is a testament to just how spectacular D Rob  (and D Gardner) has been and the promise he (they) brings to the offense moving forward.