Shane Morris Will Start for Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

December 26, 2013 at 11:44a    by DJ Byrnes    
53 Comments
Shane Morris

Michigan will be playing in the historic Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday (that's pre-New Year's Eve for those scoring at home), and they'll be doing so without the services of junior wide receiver/quarterback Devin Gardner (who apparently broke his left foot in the second drive of the third quarter against Ohio State and played through it).

Shane Morris was a highly-touted four-star "pro-style" quarterback coming out of high school. Hopefully he enjoys being thrown into the wild fire that will be a shoot-out between two five-loss teams. 


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TheShookster's picture

Surely this is the type of high profile game Shane dreamed about when he committed to play up north!
Also, haven't been on in a while, hope everyone had a braxtastic Christmas

Knarcisi's picture

Great. I get to watch them fuck up another bowl game. 

00Buck's picture

We all may hate MGOBLO........ but at least as fans of the B1G we can STILL ROOT FOR THEM AND GIVE THEM LOVE FOR ONE DAY...........  I WILL , JUST AS I WILL FOR MSU, MINN, NEB, and anyone else who played and earned a bowl spot........ IT's a crying shame  NORTHWESTERN MISSED OUT....  but they were due to be cellar dwellers again... I for one PRAY FOR A B1G SWEEP IN THE BOWLS......... just to shut the pricks of ESPIN up..... I DESPISE ESPIN.......... AND MICKEY MOUSE AN GOOFEY the freakin espin mascot

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

SC Buckeye's picture

Nope, gonna root for the Kansas State Wildcats in this one.  I'm all about rooting for the rest of the B1G, but my two favorite teams are The Ohio State University and whoever is playing TTUN.

skid21's picture

We all may hate MGOBLO........ but at least as fans of the B1G we can STILL ROOT FOR THEM AND GIVE THEM LOVE FOR ONE DAY...........

F**k that. I hate those bitches. I hope they get embarrassed.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

but at least as fans of the B1G we can STILL ROOT FOR THEM AND GIVE THEM LOVE FOR ONE DAY...........

Root for M*chigan? I didn't realize 11w had merged with The Twilight Zone.

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

Crimson's picture

I forget who made that tackle, but I love him!

nrbuckguy's picture

Matthew Thomas, I'll never forget that dude made my day with that play

In Urban We Trust

BuckeyeBred's picture

We should make our boys watch that tackle before every game. Head up, face to chest, drive through the ball carrier.. so perfect I cried a little. 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Welcome to the tribe Poop.

buckeyedude's picture

R U guys related?

 

 

poop's picture

Aren't we all at some point up the tree?

buckeyedude's picture

True dat, Poop.

 

 

painterlad's picture

First of all, Gardner played with a broken foot for most of the second half and he still lit us up? Geez.
Secondly, at least no one will be watching Morris fail. That bowl game is kind of like a scrimmage, only less important.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

703Buckeye's picture

If his UA All-American or St. Ignatius games are any indicator, Morris is going to struggle big time.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

tennbuckeye19's picture

I was planning on watching (or DVR'ing) this game anyway, but with this news, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl just became must see TV for me.

ATXbucknut's picture
BME_Buckeye's picture

In before michigan fans say the reason they lost to Ohio State was because Gardner had a broken foot. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Hello_Heisman's picture

Not the reason they lost, but probably helps explain the decision to go for 2, along with not calling a run-pass option on the final play.

60% of the time it works.....every time

BME_Buckeye's picture

I know I know. I was just being a smartass. You're such a buzz killer. Bah humbug! :)
I do think the option play or a run to the left would have won it for Michigan. I won't pretend that if he was healthy, UM wouldn't have run that because I'm sure they would have. Much respect to him playing through the pain in the game.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Hello_Heisman's picture

Not sure if that play would have won it for sure, but certainly would have been a better option than the play that they actually ran. Oh well, guess it just wasn't meant to be.

60% of the time it works.....every time

InvertMyVeer's picture

I think your kicker being out played a big factor in the decision to go for it, you don't want to go into OT with a backup kicker. It was the right choice, IMO, and it made for one of those 'The Game' defining moments. I'm just glad it went our way!

Football is complicated...

Hovenaut's picture

Just wing it Shane.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

InvertMyVeer's picture

Shane 'Wild Wing' Morris, I think we have a new nickname, at least until he graduates, then we can call him Shane '0-4' Morris.

Football is complicated...

seafus26's picture

Does scUM currently have any previous WR or RBs that can have their square selves forced into a round hole and play QB?

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

buckeyefanatic's picture

Hopefully he enjoys being thrown into the wild fire that will be a shoot-out between two five-loss teams.

Isn't this what most Michigan kids look forward to?  scUM has been a 4+ loss team for the majority of these kids lives.  They should be right at home.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Knarcisi's picture

If he has a decent game, get ready for another September Heisman. 

avail31678's picture

Excellent point.  If he does well and they win, get ready to hear all about how Michigan is back (again) and is ready to make a run for the B1G and possibly a national title again.

bigbadbuck's picture

This should set Missagain up for 2 things, number one I'm sure that all offensive talent in the nation will be drawn to Shane Morris's incredible play making abilities and number 2 those who are already committed maybe be looking elsewhere.

PittBuckeye's picture

Wait a minute those two things dont seem to jive. Hmm, the second part must be sarcastic.

bigbadbuck's picture

both are actually.
 Truth be told I didn't like the way Shane "the mouth" Morris came out lips flapping about his gonna be 4-0 vs the Bucks. I hope he eats dirt all night!

WhySoSerious's picture

Ha 

Rare&Uncommon

Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Guess Gardner should not have tied his shoelaces ...

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Buck Commander's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

BukFan's picture

I can't get over the fact we almost lost to a one legged QB

ScarletNGrey01's picture

ESPN reports that Garner has "turf toe" so let's not buy into some mythical narrative about a QB with a broken foot almost beating us.  He stubbed his toe really bad, they undoubtedly gave him a painkiller for it on the sideline, he probably didn't feel it during the game but afterwards I'm sure it hurt like hell.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

00Buck's picture

Remember it wasn't long ago we had a back out due to mysteriously tripping on a yard marker  The ONE, The ONLY  BEANIE WELLS !!  

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

GOOMBAY's picture

Fearless prediction: Grass stains for Morris.

WOLFofOHIO's picture

im gonna be so happy when he plays and gets sacked multiple times..This is *ichigan!!!
 

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

ScarletGray43157's picture

That would have really hurt if they had won.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

InvertMyVeer's picture

Doesn't it always?

Football is complicated...

rightfield's picture

But they didn't,t so its another 2 years of celebrating our dominance over them. They have no chance in the Horseshoe next year so their next chance will be 2 years from now.

Its good to be the king

MichaelJ721984's picture

Those degenerates would have a better chance to win with Shane Falco

Hovenaut's picture

"Footsteps" Falco?
Good, but he's no Johnny Utah.
When he plays, extra points are of no need......(glad he didn't play for Hoke):

 

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Jesse Palmer still believes M*chigan can win. He must really hate K-State.

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

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

TRAIN WRECK INCOMING!!!

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeyedude's picture

He looks like he's 16 years old in that pic, above.

 

 

Idaho Helga's picture

So my guess is with a new QB that Borges will pull out that playbook from the 2nd half vs tOSU in 2012 instead of the successful one he had this year.   If KSU can stop their running game they might not cross the 50 more than twice.
You'd have to think win or lose there are no coaching changes despite a turrible,  turrible offense.   The excuse will be they had to start Morris.