Devin Gardner is Michigan's starting quarterback again. After Shane Morris won the team's starting job last week, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke announced today that Gardner will start the squad's game against Rutgers this weekend.
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Morris played poorly during Michigan's game against Minnesota last week, going 7-for-19 with 49 passing yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He also suffered an ankle injury and a concussion, which knocked him out of the game. Gardner ended up replacing Morris and wasn't spectacular, but played well: 3-for-6 with 39 passing yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had 23 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Gardner started Michigan's first four games this season, and while he hasn't been bad, he has struggled with interceptions. The redshirt senior has completed 63.2 percent of his passes, and has thrown for 733 passing yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions in 2014.
As for Morris, it doesn't look like he will be available should Gardner struggle or get injured. Hoke named Russell Bellomy the team's backup, and Wilton Speight the squad's third stringer, according to Wolverine 24/7.
Gardner and the Wolverines will travel to New Jersey to take on Rutgers this Saturday. The contest is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 P.M., and can be viewed on the Big Ten Network.