ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — – Devin Gardner has flourished in three straight starts at quarterback for Michigan.
Denard Robinson is healthy enough to play, but can’t seem to do more than lightly lob a short pass.
So, is there any chance Robinson will go back to being the team’s QB on Saturday at Ohio State?
“I guess he could,” Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said with a straight face. “I don’t know. It’s an option.”
Let The Game – and the gamesmanship – begin.
Even if it’s obvious, Hoke must think acknowledging the fact that Gardner will stay at QB while Robinson lines up as a running back or receiver would give the rival Buckeyes a bit of information to help them prepare for Saturday’s game.
No. 4 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) will host the 20th-ranked Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) in its finale with a shot to win the Associated Press national title.
The Buckeyes, though, can’t play for the conference championship because they’re ineligible to play in the postseason as part of the sanctions stemming from a memorabilia-for-cash scandal under ex-coach Jim Tressel.
After Ohio State beat Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime last Saturday to seal the Leaders Division title, coach Urban Meyer said they’re not the program’s rival.
“The next one is,” Meyer said. “So when we use that ‘R’ word, we’re talking about this week.”
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