At Monday’s weekly press conference, Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced that a decision will be made regarding a starting quarterback tomorrow (Tuesday). The competition is presumably between fifth-year senior Devin Gardner and sophomore Shane Morris, both of whom played last Saturday against Utah.
Quote via Steve Lorenz:
“We’re going to make a decision tomorrow,” Hoke said. “I thought both Devin and Shane did some good things and they did some things not so good. They both know what they need to do better.”
Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier also said he would rather not platoon between the two quarterbacks.
Both Gardner and Morris performed poorly in last week’s 26-10 home loss to Utah, combining for four turnovers (two from each). If Morris is chosen to make the start this week against Minnesota, it will only be the second start of his career. The first start for Morris came last season in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl while Gardner was forced to sit with a foot injury.