Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (12) looks to pass during the second quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Couple of Quick Comments


Posted at 10:00pm — 10/4/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Couple of Quick Comments

1) In my recent post on the message board I made a statement that they would be more conservative on offense to help Gardner. Let me explain further what I mean.

One of Gardner’s strength is his accuracy when he throws in rhythm. Especially with play action when Gardner takes his correct steps and delivers the ball on time he is much more effective. This “footwork” and timing is what he worked on all summer and early in season we saw the results.

However, against Akron and UConn Gardner reverted back to being an “athlete” first rather than being a QB who happens to be an athlete. During the off-week, Borges really stressed getting back to fundamentals and emphasizing the need for Gardner to use his teammates instead of trying to do everything himself. So my definition of being conservative, is just that, having Gardner be more of a QB instead of an athlete. And Borges calling plays that makes him do just that.

2) Look for both Green and Rawls earlier in the game. Green is still #2, but it looks close to me.

3) Chesson continues to make strides and I think he is getting ready to become a real threat in the offense. The great thing about Chesson is he plays hard on every play whether he is directly involved in the play or not, something I wish Fuchness would learn how to do.

4) I will do a freshman report later in year on the message board, but Poggi is going to be a player.

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — MaizeMan

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