Devin Gardner is a good athlete. He is not a good quarterback.
A few weeks ago I warned that this day might come. I warned that turnovers and bad play might create a problem for Michigan’s football team. Well that time is now. It is time to plan for the future. It is time to start Shane Morris at quarterback even if it means taking a step backward for the season.
Michigan is 2-2 now after Saturday’s storm delayed 26-10 loss to Utah at Michigan Stadium. The team looked disjointed and confused. The offense barely moved against the Ute’s front seven. Gardner turned the ball over too many times again. Many believed Utah would be a push over, but this team is good. The problem is Michigan is 2-8 against so called power five conference teams in its last 10 games. It has lost eight of its last 12 games and there are no signs of a turnaround.
Coach Brady Hoke said the team still has all its goals in front of it. The Wolverines can still win the Big Ten and go to a good bowl. No they cannot. This is not a championship team. Hoke loves to talk about the 1998 Michigan team that began the season with losses to Notre Dame and Syracuse and rallied to grab a share of the Big Ten title to finish 9-3.
Here is the problem. This team turns the ball over too much. This team cannot make important stops. And do you think this team is going to beat Ohio State and Michigan State on the road, win the rest of its games and then win the Big Ten title game?
I do not see this happening.
Michigan should ride the Hoke train for the rest of the season and unless Michigan has a miracle finish, he should be canned. I cannot help but wonder where Michigan would be if it hired Les Miles or Brian Kelly.
Hoke is a good man but not a good head coach.