Sun vs. Blue in A2

By Ramzy Nasrallah on April 13, 2013 at 7:55p

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Gardner was hard to miss, wearing an Oregon State University no-contact jersey that is almost as unnaturally bright as Michigan's "maize." The quarterback Jim Tressel declined to offer a scholarship to in favor of Braxton Miller had a solid afternoon playing against his teammates before ~18,000 Wolverine faithful.

The Wolverines unleashed their new offense during the intrasquad scrimmage at Michigan Stadium, and Gardner was clearly one of the best players on the field. He completed 11-of-16 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown during five series with the first-team offense.

He hooked up with true freshman tight end Jake Butt for a 12-yard score on his only TD of the day.

Beyond hooking up with Tight End Butt, Gardner looked even better once his backup took the field.

Walk-on quarterback Brian Cleary struggled as Gardner's replacement. His arm strength was an issue throughout the game, and could become a concern if he's pressed into action next year. He unofficially was 2-of-9 passing for 24 yards with one touchdown to Joe Reynolds.

He also fumbled a snap.

Uh oh. Better keep that arm warm, Shane Morris.

[love you so much, Kenny G]


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lljjgg's picture

"Beyond hooking up with Tight End Butt"

^Am I the only one immature enough to get a chuckle at that? 

faux_maestro's picture

No, you are not.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I was in the process of quoting that when I read your comment.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Hovenaut's picture

I knew someone would highlight this.

Lo and behold, first comment.

Right there with ya, LL....

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I was just hoping for a mention of Taco tackling Butt.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Hovenaut's picture

I sense a future soundbyte:

"Taco shredding Butt"

buckeyestu's picture

No, i thought it was funny.

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Full Disclosure: I created this entire Buckshot for the sole purpose of writing that.

/12 years old forever

JollyFatMan's picture

And we love you for it. <3

How firm thy friendship..

Kaceybrown's picture

I am a 28 year old Army retiree due to injuries sustained in Afghanistan. My main disability is hearing loss. Watching the meatchicken spring game, the announcer said "Richard Ash." I heard Richard Ass. He will forever be known to me as Dick Ass. Had a few to drink......

buckeyedude's picture

LOL. And thank you for your service to this Great Country, Kacey Brown!
I had to work yesterday, and miss my first OSU Spring Game in about 10 years, unfortunately. I did watch most of it on BTN though.
Ironically, on my way home I had to come through Ann Arbor, and it was cold, dark and snowing off and on.
Then I get home and watch the Buckeye Spring Game in Cincy and notice the sun shining and some people even wearing short sleeves. What a contrast! The Sun is shining on the Buckeyes, baby!
I think it's a good omen.



FitzBuck's picture

Watching Cleary warm up is like watching a teenaged girl lisping "stop it" with a limp wristed hand gesture.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

If I ever call Jake Butt "ass", it's pun ABSOLUTELY INTENDED!

Class of 2010.

lamplighter's picture

what happens if he gets injured?

Hovenaut's picture


Er, you got it.....

Appears that butthurt runs rampant up there.

Kaceybrown's picture

Meatchicken sucks. 

lljjgg's picture

Watching the Michigan spring game and seeing all of the "_____, Ohio" behind the names, makes me kind of feel bad for all of those players who are probably silently wishing they would have been recruited by Ohio State instead lol. 

Kaceybrown's picture

Ooooooooops....... Lmao. Gonna be a long 4 years.......

harleymanjax's picture

We had more than that in Cincy!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Dread's picture

More than twice that if we are counting.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

From the looks of it, it was a generous estimation. Looked more like 11,000.

Dread's picture

I was there the cameras don't do us much justice. I looked around an estimated about 30000.

southbymidwest's picture

To top it off, the no. 13 ranked OSU men's lacrosse team beat UM 17-8 in a game played right after the Spring game at Michigan Stadium.

ATT2121's picture



"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

BuckeyeVet's picture

Definition of passionate:
OSU has 37,000 fans in an out of town stadium in the part of the state that is the least gung-ho for OSU.
UM has 18,000 fans at home on the same day.
(Caveat - was the weather really bad up there?)

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

buckeyedude's picture

Yes. It was cold and sleeting and snowing, off an on, with no sunshine.



lljjgg's picture

So pretty much a normal day in Michigan? I see. 

Triv's picture

Sounds like OSU's last year. You know the one when 81,000 fans showed up

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

buckeyedude's picture

I was there. Froze my a$$ off.



FitzBuck's picture

Same here.  Sat in the corner endzone of B deck just under the overhang from C deck.  By the end of the 3rd QTR I couldn't feel my face.  My wife to her credit didn't even ask to leave until the start of the 4th.  Weather is not an excuse.  We either care more or are just crazier then our counterparts to the north.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

BuckeyeVet's picture


"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

faux_maestro's picture

Just gonna say that. I sat there for the whole thing and froze my baguettes off.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Sleepy's picture

Read that because Gardner is the only scholarship QB on the roster with both his ACL's intact, the "game" was even more glorified practice than normal (fans knew this in advance).  Might explain the low turnout.

buckeyedude's picture

Or, they knew that this Michelin team is going to suck.



Dougger's picture

what "new offense" is there to "unleash"?

I like football