The Michigan Wolverines are off to a nice 4-0 start in 2013, but you wouldn’t guess it from all of the criticism they are facing. Michigan completely underwhelmed against both Akron and UConn, which has led many people to give the Wolverines the dreaded “overrated” label.
Part of the reason that Michigan has been involved in some close games is a sudden uptick in turnovers from QB Devin Gardner. After throwing only five picks in all of 2012, Gardner has eight interceptions in the first four games this year. So what’s the reason for this? Minnesota safety Cedric Thompson chimed in on the issue before this week’s coming matchup between the Gophers and the Wolverines:
“I think he kind of, just, panics a lot. I think when he scrambles, he kind of just throws the ball, that’s where a lot of his picks come.”
You be the judge — is Gardner panicking a bit too much this season, particularly when throwing on the run, or has he just had a streak of bad luck?