Devin Gardner Granted Medical Hardship for the 2010 Season

By Jason Priestas on March 5, 2013 at 4:50p
Devin Gardner was granted a medical hardship from the NCAA for his 2010 season

The NCAA granted Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner a medical hardship for his 2010 season, leaving him with two years of eligibility.

The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (Tuesday, March 5) that senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardner (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) has been granted a medical hardship for the 2010 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Gardner appeared in three games in 2010 as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending back injury.

Ryan Shazier, when reached for comment, allegedly nodded and smiled. Probably.


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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i can only say it in one i'll go with that...AHHHHH HOOOOOOOOOORSESHIT

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FitzBuck's picture

I don't know about anyone else but I didn't think this had a shot of getting approved.  I hope it benefits the kid in a positive way except when he plays the bullets then I hope Spence and Washington power bomb him.  

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I guess Braxton will have 2 more wins against him instead of just one.

Urbstache's picture

I think they needed to prove he was incapacitated, and not able to perform athletically, right? So, this is total BS. Classic NCAA.
Gardner gets to play witness to Urban's 40-0 start at OSU, on the bright side.

Urban Warfare

M Man's picture

You boys will be glad to know that everybody's very first thought on this was, "2014.  In Columbus."  I dare say that in 2014, both schools will be putting some very good players on the field.

steensn's picture

Gardner is UMs best option at QB. I'd rather not have him on their team in 2014...

brandonbauer87's picture

This is only fair.  If there's anything I learned from the RichRod years it's that I don't like beating bad teams as much as good ones.  Bring him back two more times, beating a quality M*chigan team is only that much sweeter.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Does the great Shane Morris redshirt?

OhioBornMichiganBred's picture

I think that was the hope in the first place.

M Man's picture

One thing we know for sure is that Morris won't be an early-enrollee.  (Catholic school.)  And without early enrollment, I don't know how a kid can be an effective freshman QB in the Big Ten.  Still, if I had to guess, I think Morris's redshirt will get burned nest season.  It's nice to have Gardner, and it's great to have Gardner for two more years.  But we're still thin at QB.  There is not much of a Plan B if Gardner is injured. 

buck-I.8's picture

You guys are in your second semester, right?... His enrollment window has already passed, no?

One Bad Buckeye's picture

And without early enrollment, I don't know how a kid can be an effective freshman QB in the Big Ten.

Pryor and Miller didn't seem to have a problem.....

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BrewstersMillions's picture

That's not true at all. Neither guy were opening day starters and both took a few games before fans had a reason to buy their hype.

lljjgg's picture

Actual quote from a Michigan forum: "Honestly, I look at him and I see Texas-era Vince Young all over again"

Biggest laugh I've had in weeks. I wonder if by Vince Young era they mean Gardner's 2.1 yds per rush avg the last two seasons, or his two fumbles and an arm-punt against OSU last year? haha.

Qujo's picture

I kind of get it... Athlete not really a QB but was serviceable last year... Hoke has no real playmakers coming in so I can see the value here to M. Not really a QB in my mind... Could put shaney back a few years...

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Knarcisi's picture

He floats the ball downfield. Good !

buckeye4life050233's picture

still don't understand how 2 years later it is granted.....according to what i have read it was missed during the transition to the hoke era but still there has to be a time limit on this stuff.....they wouldn't have even bothered had he not been as successful this year as he was for them

OhioBornMichiganBred's picture

We've had that discussion before. a) There is a time limit, and it didn't pass. b) They're not gonna turn down a year of eligibility from a guy with Gardner's tools, no matter what.
They'd planned for the entire year to make sure Devin got his redshirt. It's not like they decided he was successful enough for them to pursue it. Gardner is the best pure athlete on the team. What possible reason would there be to give up on the chance for another year of that?
I'm willing to bet this "Shane Morris as messiah" thing you think Michigan fans have - even if it's real - doesn't extend to the coaches.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

So Hoke doesn't have that much confidence in Morris as the fans do?

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Actually I think Shane Morris has the "Shane Morris as Messiah" thing you mentioned more than the fans....